Welcome to the Star Kissed Quiltalong! This is an ongoing quiltalong with no deadlines and no race to the finish. It is a great day to get started.
You can find all you might want to know about previous steps in the quiltalong HERE, or you can link from the button to the right or the menu above.
Today we are focused on the corners, those lovely little four-patches and their accompanying background fabric.
For EACH block you plan to finish, you need EIGHT pieces of background fabric, in two different sizes:
*If using 1-1/4″ base squares your four patch should measure 2″ and you need FOUR rectangles 1-1/2″ x 2″ and FOUR rectangles 1-1/2″ x 3″.
*If using 1-1/2″ base squares your four patch should measure 2-1/2″ and you need FOUR rectangles 2″ x 2-1/2″ and FOUR rectangles 2″ x 4″.
*If using 2″ base squares your four patch should measure 3-1/2″ and you need FOUR rectangles 2-3/4″ x 3-1/2″ and FOUR rectangles 2-3/4″ x 5-3/4″.
*If using 2-1/2″ base squares your four patch should measure 4-1/2″ and you need FOUR rectangles 3-1/2″ x 4-1/2″ and FOUR rectangles 3-1/2″ x 7-1/2″.
The sewing steps for all four sizes are the same. For each block you should have completed FOUR four-patches. See HERE for more information on the patch sections.
- Sew one smaller rectangle to each four patch section. Press open.
2. Attach two of the longer rectangles to the “top” of two sets and two of the longer rectangles to the “bottom” of two sets. This allows the finished block to have a symmetrical look. Although, you may not be bothered by them facing in different directions, but I like them to be even.
3. And that’s it! Duplicate as many times as necessary for the quilt you plan to build.
Thanks for quilting along! I’ll be back next week, or so, with the star points and block assembly. Let me know how this is going for you.
I love Show and Tell time! Readers are so kind to share their progress and projects based on WeddingDressBlue tutorials. Keep them coming!
Here is a lovely (and breezy) version of Growing Up Odd. About time for me to make another one of those! She used 2-1/2″ squares and the quilt finished at approximately 100″. I love the blue sashing.
Here is a Twinkle Baby that Judy made and donated as a comfort quilt. Such wonderful colors! Don’t the twinkl-y star points make you smile?!
Ellen wrote: This started out as part of our church Christmas program. I made squares for each of our kids to present a blanket to baby Jesus. I then decided I should make something productive out of them since I had that many done. This will fit on a king size bed and I am giving to Gigi’s Playhouse to auction off at our annual gala.
What a lovely result! I am trying to decide how I could incorporate a similar idea in my classroom.
RAndy shared the Irish Stars pattern with her guild in Maine, and has sparked a whole new series of quilts there. Thanks for sharing! Here is her version. So striking!
Dominique shared her Fading Charms Quilt made using 3-1/2″ squares. She is hand quilting this beauty!
Sheila created a Whimsically Growing Up Odd with a border. The color coordination gives it a whole new look. Nice!
Meg has made several WeddingDressBlue patterns and shared her Starring Baby quilt this time.
You can find all WeddingDressBlue tutorials in the TUTORIALS tab above. Feel free to make and share. Thank you for your kindness and support!
Three quilts stand (in various stages of completion) between me and a goal date of January 1.
This one needs binding stitched down on two sides.
This one needs binding made, attached and stitched down all around. It was quilted yesterday (Thursday).
This one needs a back, quilting, binding made, attached and stitched down. Scheduled for quilting today).
Racing for the finish and quilting up a storm!