Star Bright Quilt Free Pattern + Giveaway

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I wanted to design a simple, fun, and free quilt pattern as part of the 100 Quilts for Kids Charity Quilt drive.  Last week, I posted a few pictures of the finished Star Bright Quilt–here are instructions for a baby and throw size quilt, with a few quilting ideas thrown in. I hope to make one to donate before the September 30 deadline out of the fabrics I hand dyed  last month.

There is a downloadable free Star Bright Quilt Pattern available here.

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100 Quilts at a Glance:

What is 100 Quilts for Kids?
100 Quilts Prizes: Fabric + Thread
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100 Quilts Link Up Post: Open until September 30, 2013
100 Quilts for Kids Flickr Group + Instagram Hashtag: #100quilts4kids

Giveaway Info:

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Free pattern launches are always more fun with a giveaway–thanks to Kris Young from Lavender Quilts for giving away the two Shades of Gray charm packs (shown below). They would look great in a Star Bright Quilt, don’t you think?

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Leave a comment on this post to enter–tell me your current favorite color combo. Thanks! Winner will be drawn this weekend and contacted via email.

Pattern Sizes & Fabric Requirements

Note: This is a beginner friendly quilt. It can easily be made with scraps or assorted fat quarters, prints or solids, or a mix of both. I would recommend keeping the center star white solids, but other than that, have fun with it! And please leave any questions in the comments and I will try to answer them. 

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***Note: You need a minimum of 1 or 2 1/2 yards of background fabric–this is the light/gray, medium gray, and dark gray squares. I would suggest at least 2 or 3 gray prints or solids in the light and dark values–a variety of prints will add interest to the background.  If you are making a quilt with a scrappy background, like this one, you will need multiple fat quarters, fat eighths, or scraps, likely more than the 1 or 2 1/2 yards suggested.***

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Cutting Instructions

For the Star Bright Baby Quilt

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For the Star Bright Throw Quilt

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Updated for Charm Pack or Layer Cake Quilt:

You could easily make this quilt with a charm pack–just make sure to cut your 4 white squares and 4 pops of color for the star into 6.25″ squares. Then trim the hst pairs to 5″. You could even add a row or two on the top or left to make it bigger!

You could also use a layer cake for the background. Just make sure to use 11.25 inch squares for the 4 pops of color and 4 white squares that make your star, then trim them to 10’’.

Piecing Instructions

1. Cut out the quilt according to either the Baby or Throw size quilt diagram above.

Make the 8 half square triangle (HST) pairs for the star’s points.  If you need a tutorial or refresher on how to make HSTs, please refer to my tutorial (with pictures) here.

2. On each of the four 7 1/4” (or 10 1/4”) white solid squares, draw a diagonal line from one corner to the opposite corner.  You can use a water soluble marker, hera marker, chalk, etc. to draw the line.

3. Pair a 7 1/4” (or 10 1/4”) white solid square with an accent color square of the same size, (right sides together if using an accent color print). Sew a straight line on either side of the drawn line, using a 1/4” seam on each side.  Repeat for the remaining larger three white and accent color squares.

4. Cut each square on the diagonal line, and press each of the four blocks–I press my seams to the accent fabric.

5. To square half square triangles, line up the seam with the 45 degree angle mark on your quilting ruler, and trim blocks to 6” x 6” square for the baby quilt, or 9” x 9” square if making the throw quilt.

6. Lay out the “center” star according to the diagram, and then fill in the background squares around it. The quilt is 7 squares across and 8 squares down. Arrange the background light, medium, and darker value squares until you are happy with them–there is no “right” way to do it.

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7. Sew the rows together horizontally. Mark the rows or make sure to lay them in the right place when you are done sewing them. I also take a picture of the layout with a camera or smartphone, in case I mix up the rows as I am sewing them together or moving them to the ironing board.

8. Press the rows of fabric–I press the top row to the right, the second row to the left, the third row to the right, etc.

9. Pin rows 1 and 2 together at each seam and sew. Repeat with remaining  rows. I like to work in smaller groups, so I will sew rows 1 and 2 together, 3 and 4 together, 5 and 6 together, and 7 and 8 together. Then rows 1/2 and 3/4 together, rows 5/6 and 7/8 together, and then the two halves together. Make sure to press each of the rows, and voila! A finished quilt top.

10. Lay out your quilt top, batting, and quilt back, and baste and quilt as desired. Bind using your favorite binding method (I like to machine bind charity quilts–tutorial here), and enjoy!

Quilting Ideas:

Here are three ideas for quilting your quilt!

1. I love mixing it up a little bit–I quilted my first Star Bright quilt with wavy vertical lines (using my free motion quilting foot, but a walking foot would work too) in the background of the quilt. I quilted vertical lines about 1/2” apart in the white star using my walking foot.

2. I love matchstick quilting, where you quilt straight lines really close together (between 1/4” and 1/2”). The lines are usually vertical, but you could also try horizontal lines. My lines are always straight-ish, and that’s okay with me.  Megan from Canoe Ridge Creations  does beautiful matchstick quilting. Her Giant Starburst quilt (a great example of traditional + modern quilting styles) would be a great pattern to use as a 100 quilts quilt.

3. An all over free motion pattern can unify a quilt–try a stipple or a loop or a double loop design. Bonus–these designs are fast!

There are so many different color combinations for this quilt! I love the hot pink version below–it uses 6 pink solid squares as part of the background. If you want to make a quilt like this, simply replace 6 of the 14 dark gray squares with pink solid squares–or any color you choose.

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Giveaway Winner:

The giveaway winner is Chelsie. Thanks, everyone!

 

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109 Comments

  1. Posted August 21, 2013 at 7:19 am | Permalink

    my current favorite colour combo is Red Grey and Steel Blue. LOVE!
    thanks so much for this! I’m going to make some quits, and perhaps on will be this pattern!
    Jessica

  2. Posted August 21, 2013 at 8:55 am | Permalink

    My facorite changes often as I try new things. I saw a green/brown combination while browsing the other day and it kind of sparked my imagination. I love this baby quilt. I make baby quilts for Operation Homefront/TX and for local babies/children here in Cape Breton.

    • Katie Blakesley
      Posted August 23, 2013 at 5:42 am | Permalink

      I have changing favorites too! If you donated any quilts from July – September I hope you will link up to 100 Quilts if you haven’t already.

  3. Sue
    Posted August 21, 2013 at 9:19 am | Permalink

    Beautiful quilt – on my to do list!! As its summer my favorite color combo is anything with aqua!!

  4. Posted August 21, 2013 at 9:37 am | Permalink

    I love navy and green at the moment!

  5. Posted August 21, 2013 at 9:41 am | Permalink

    Love this quilt pattern! It’s so lovely and simple!

    My favorite color combo has always been the secondary colors! :) though right now it’s the colors for my baby girls nursery, plum purple, light gray and tree frog green (bright green almost a neon)… ::

  6. Posted August 21, 2013 at 9:43 am | Permalink

    I never thought I’d say it, but I’m on a Teal (?!) and mustard and grey kick right now……

  7. Erin Myone
    Posted August 21, 2013 at 10:18 am | Permalink

    Hello!
    I have been really enjoying emerald green lately, pair it with the perfect coral/peach and I’m in Heaven.
    Another top of the list combination is a gray lilac purple with an antique gold… :)
    Love the star bright quilt, pinned the free pattern to return to when I need a new project!
    xo,
    Erin Myone

  8. Posted August 21, 2013 at 10:46 am | Permalink

    Beautiful quilt! I love blue and green together.

  9. Sharon
    Posted August 21, 2013 at 10:59 am | Permalink

    I find my color combos change with the colors of the seasons. We are slowly moving into fall so I see myself slowly drawn into brown, green(or purple), and orange.

  10. Posted August 21, 2013 at 11:01 am | Permalink

    Thanks for this chance….I love yellow with grey..

  11. Kacey warren
    Posted August 21, 2013 at 11:02 am | Permalink

    I don’t have a favorite combo, although I recently did a quilt top in bright pink and gold that was pretty fun :-)

  12. Lisa Marie
    Posted August 21, 2013 at 11:52 am | Permalink

    One favorite combo is aqua, lime green and bright yellow. Happy colors.

  13. Pat
    Posted August 21, 2013 at 12:27 pm | Permalink

    This is a really cute quilt. I’m not sure I have time to do one before the end of September, but I will put it on my “list”. :) My favorite colors always seem to be whatever I’m currently working on, lol. Right now, that is dark blue with light aqua, and apple green.

  14. Posted August 21, 2013 at 12:34 pm | Permalink

    My favorite combo is actually black and white. Just makes such an elegant quilt. Great colors and just so basic. Thank you for the chance to win those charms. Life is so much better when receiving a squishy package in your mailbox.

    Sandi Timmons

  15. Posted August 21, 2013 at 1:17 pm | Permalink

    This is such a great quilt, Katie! I think my favorite is gray and any bright color. I think gray is the ultimate neutral!

  16. barbara corbitt
    Posted August 21, 2013 at 1:22 pm | Permalink

    beautiful quilt katie!! im like a kid in a candy store when it comes to favorite colors. i will like a color combo until something else catches my eye.lol i love brights and black, it makes colors pop or maybe bright green and bright purple babscorbitt at gmail dot com

  17. 2609o
    Posted August 21, 2013 at 1:44 pm | Permalink

    Love this quilt! Thanks you so much for the pattern. I have been on a grey and aqua kick lately and yellow and white.

  18. Tammy Mabry
    Posted August 21, 2013 at 2:47 pm | Permalink

    I love any color combo as long as it’s brights. Brights would go so well with the basic blacks combo. I love your tutorial and can’t wait to try it. I love the yellow with the grey. So pretty! Thanks for the giveaway!
    Tammy

  19. Posted August 21, 2013 at 2:58 pm | Permalink

    I like it that the star is off center. I am always very symmetric and i want to try my hand on this one for a change. I have a nice selection of green and gray fabrics that will go very nicely together.

    • Katie Blakesley
      Posted August 23, 2013 at 5:39 am | Permalink

      I hope you make it! I agree, a little off center is fun sometimes. I would love to have you email me a pic if you do make it.

  20. Brigid
    Posted August 21, 2013 at 3:32 pm | Permalink

    This is an adorable quilt! I have been loving aqua and orange lately, but on Saturday I bought some lovely purple, gray and pink.

  21. Joan Rodriguez
    Posted August 21, 2013 at 3:37 pm | Permalink

    Cool quilt, thanks for sharing. I’m working on two quilts in a black, white and teal combo right now and luv how they’re turning out.

  22. Michele
    Posted August 21, 2013 at 4:41 pm | Permalink

    What a great quilt, add this to my list of must make. The colors I have been using alot of lately is grey, pink and green. Thanks for a chance for those lovely charm packs:)

  23. Rebecca Menti
    Posted August 21, 2013 at 4:50 pm | Permalink

    I made a red, black & white quilt block for a beginning quilt class. It turned out great!

  24. Posted August 21, 2013 at 5:30 pm | Permalink

    I never get tired of red and white.
    Thanks so much for the tutorial and pattern, it is a perfect quilt for the 100 kids project.
    Do you think it can be made with 5″ charm squares?

    • Katie Blakesley
      Posted August 23, 2013 at 5:38 am | Permalink

      Hi! You could easily make it with a charm pack–just make sure to cut your 4 white squares and 4 pops of color for the star into 6.25″ squares. Then trim the hst pairs to 5″. You could even add a row or two on the top or left to make it bigger!

  25. Bethany Martini
    Posted August 21, 2013 at 7:04 pm | Permalink

    My favorite color combination is aqua blue, light yellow, and hot pink! I love your quilt!

  26. Posted August 21, 2013 at 7:42 pm | Permalink

    I love orange and gray. Thanks for the tutorial!

  27. Tamie
    Posted August 21, 2013 at 8:14 pm | Permalink

    I’m liking grey and green. Love this quilt.

  28. Debbie
    Posted August 21, 2013 at 8:33 pm | Permalink

    I love this quilt. I have been using light grey with lots of brights.

  29. Allison C
    Posted August 21, 2013 at 8:41 pm | Permalink

    I love aqua and grey right now

  30. Allison D
    Posted August 21, 2013 at 9:26 pm | Permalink

    I love grey and mint – my faves!

  31. Rachel
    Posted August 21, 2013 at 9:27 pm | Permalink

    Light blue and gray is a current favorite but also enjoy using any pop of color with gray.

  32. Tracy
    Posted August 21, 2013 at 10:38 pm | Permalink

    I am on a black. white and grey kick lately. sometimes with a pop of raspberry thrown in.

  33. Tara Coogan
    Posted August 21, 2013 at 11:36 pm | Permalink

    favorite combo lately: teal and plum

  34. Sarah
    Posted August 21, 2013 at 11:42 pm | Permalink

    I like gray and anything else!

  35. Sandra
    Posted August 22, 2013 at 12:49 am | Permalink

    I’ve been loving low-volume with a citrus kick right now…..strange for me because “normally” i’m a bright/batik lover….

  36. Diane
    Posted August 22, 2013 at 1:19 am | Permalink

    I’ve been in a grey, purple, yellow mode at the moment. Thanks for the tutorial and giveaway!

  37. Amy L
    Posted August 22, 2013 at 1:37 am | Permalink

    Thanks for the pattern! Making this will definitely be in my future. It’s a potential stash buster. My favorite color combination right now is fuchsia and black.

    • Katie Blakesley
      Posted August 23, 2013 at 5:35 am | Permalink

      Thanks, Amy. I totally stash busted with this quilt. And I am sorry I haven’t gotten back to you about 100 quits donation site. I’ll send you and email.

  38. Posted August 22, 2013 at 1:49 am | Permalink

    If I had actually squealed in delight at work like I wanted to when I saw you had posted a tutorial for this quilt, I might have alarmed my co-workers. Thank you for putting this together because I love, love, love this pattern!

    I don’t know yet if it’s going to be a favorite color combo, but I added a bunch of purples to my stash a few months ago. After cruising around Pinterest, I’ve decided that I’m going to blend the purples with some teal and grassy-yellow greens. I’m excited/nervous since the combo is a little off the beaten path.

    • Katie Blakesley
      Posted August 23, 2013 at 5:33 am | Permalink

      Oh, your comment made my day. Thank you! I love off the beaten path color combos. It’s nice to try something totally different sometimes.

  39. Posted August 22, 2013 at 2:11 am | Permalink

    orange, navy, and turquoise! Cute quilt!

  40. Pam
    Posted August 22, 2013 at 2:27 am | Permalink

    Wow! I love this quilt. The star just pops with joy. It combines a traditional motif with a modern look, and I’ve got to make it. Thank you! I’ve always loved shades of green and purple. I have only discovered the possibilities of gray and black and white recently. I’m loving the quilts that I’ve been seeing that combine colors with gray or black. Thank you also for your whole blog. What a delightful place to visit!

    • Katie Blakesley
      Posted August 23, 2013 at 5:32 am | Permalink

      Thank you, Pam!

  41. Posted August 22, 2013 at 2:55 am | Permalink

    Oh, that is an adorable quilt, Katie – and thanks for the two sizes! I think my favorite combo that I’ve seen recently is a yellow and taupe with white – it was so unexpected! There’s been so much yellow and gray, this was just different enough to stand out. Thanks for the tute!!

    • Katie Blakesley
      Posted August 23, 2013 at 5:32 am | Permalink

      Thanks, Sarah! Love the idea of taupe and yellow… Faith has a quilt in our book with really pretty taupes where she could have gone gray and I love it!

  42. Posted August 22, 2013 at 3:04 am | Permalink

    Thanks for the free pattern! I am loving purple/charcoal /teal combo right now. Thanks for the gievaway, too!

  43. Posted August 22, 2013 at 3:12 am | Permalink

    Loving red right now – red and gray, red and navy, red and yellow.

    I might have to try this pattern with some red and navy I have. Thanks for sharing.

  44. Posted August 22, 2013 at 3:42 am | Permalink

    Hmmm, navy and neon red. That seems to be my favorite thing to wear this summer.

  45. Posted August 22, 2013 at 4:01 am | Permalink

    Currently navy, pink, yellow and a hint of mint green!

  46. Jesse
    Posted August 22, 2013 at 4:19 am | Permalink

    I’ve become obsessed with mint and gray!!

  47. Posted August 22, 2013 at 4:27 am | Permalink

    I love gray and pretty much anything. Thanks for the opportunity!
    mmckee at wi dot rr dot com

  48. Becky Greene
    Posted August 22, 2013 at 4:28 am | Permalink

    You really hit my fave color combo right on the head with this quilt – I love gray and yellow. Orange and gray is another favorite, too. Thanks for sharing the tutorial – this is really a fun quilt. Love your quilting suggestions, too.

  49. Posted August 22, 2013 at 5:23 am | Permalink

    Currently I am loving teal and orange/coral!

  50. Mims
    Posted August 22, 2013 at 6:42 am | Permalink

    Love your quilt! And my favorite color combo — for today atleast — is light aqua and dark yellow.

  51. Karen
    Posted August 22, 2013 at 7:30 am | Permalink

    My favorite combo would be blue and white.

  52. Posted August 22, 2013 at 10:11 am | Permalink

    At the moment it’s a lime green with purple but that’s just today!

  53. Posted August 22, 2013 at 2:47 pm | Permalink

    You’re quilt is so adorable. And quick! My favorite color combo has to be peach and mint.

  54. DeborahGun
    Posted August 22, 2013 at 3:04 pm | Permalink

    I love this quilt design – thanks for sharing. My favourite colour combo at the moment is bright pink and aqua.

  55. Kathleen
    Posted August 22, 2013 at 4:00 pm | Permalink

    Right now, I like hot pink and orange.

  56. Posted August 22, 2013 at 4:50 pm | Permalink

    Navy and fuchsia. That would look pretty great in this quilt too!

    • Katie Blakesley
      Posted August 23, 2013 at 5:30 am | Permalink

      Ooh, love navy and fuschia!

  57. Posted August 22, 2013 at 4:51 pm | Permalink

    I’m still loving red & aqua….have loved it for years now! Thank you for a terrific giveaway!

  58. Kay
    Posted August 22, 2013 at 5:24 pm | Permalink

    This is gorgeous, thank you for sharing your design. As a newbie at quilting i love to find a design that is not frightening with lots of angles to get right. Thanks for a sweet giveaway too.

    • Katie Blakesley
      Posted August 23, 2013 at 5:29 am | Permalink

      This is a perfect design for a newbie… Not too many seams to match :)

  59. Posted August 22, 2013 at 5:30 pm | Permalink

    Favorite color combination? Lime green & pink , I think is my favorite color combination, currently.

  60. Posted August 22, 2013 at 6:10 pm | Permalink

    I love the pattern! Right now I like gray and aqua

  61. Posted August 22, 2013 at 6:45 pm | Permalink

    Katie, I love this!

    If I wanted to do throw-sized, could I use a layer cake, and have it a tad bigger than your measurements, and avoid all the cutting/yardage? Or would that mess things up too much?

    I was asked by a friend to make a quilt for a charity auction, and think this might be a great design to go with!

    • Katie Blakesley
      Posted August 23, 2013 at 5:28 am | Permalink

      Hi Lexi– totally use a layer cake for the background. Just make sure to use 11.25 inch squares for the 4 pops of color and 4 white squares that make your star, then trim them to 10″. Would love to see the quilt!

  62. Posted August 22, 2013 at 6:48 pm | Permalink

    PS. not sure what my favorite color combo is right now…I’m so overwhelmed by all the new fabric coming out that I can’t decide! I’m loving Kate Spain’s Sunnyside and can’t wait to get a bit!

  63. Posted August 22, 2013 at 6:59 pm | Permalink

    This is a great pattern! Thanks for sharing. I will try to make one up for donation shortly too. I love aqua and lime green together soooooo much! Can’t wait to give this a try.

    • Katie Blakesley
      Posted August 23, 2013 at 5:27 am | Permalink

      Would love to see your quilt, and aqua and lime green is my fave too.

  64. Joyce Mitchell
    Posted August 22, 2013 at 7:45 pm | Permalink

    My favorite color combo is green/blue/purple. Thanks for the pattern & the chance to win.

  65. Shawn
    Posted August 22, 2013 at 7:55 pm | Permalink

    Aqua and green. And I always love black and white with any color

  66. Mandy
    Posted August 22, 2013 at 9:37 pm | Permalink

    My current favorite color combo is navy blue with bright pink and cherry pink :)
    Thanks for the great pattern!

    • Katie Blakesley
      Posted August 23, 2013 at 5:26 am | Permalink

      I need to try this combo. Love it!

  67. LINDA
    Posted August 22, 2013 at 10:11 pm | Permalink

    HI! FAVORITES ARE RED+CREAM!
    THANKS FOR THE GIVEAWAY+ALL YOUR INSPIRATION!

  68. Marti M
    Posted August 22, 2013 at 10:56 pm | Permalink

    blue and orange!

  69. Donna R.
    Posted August 23, 2013 at 1:57 am | Permalink

    Favorite color combination is turquoise, lime green and white. Love the pattern. Thanks for sharing!

  70. Posted August 23, 2013 at 7:20 am | Permalink

    Purples and gold are my favourite combination at the moment, but that might change by next week :)

    Love the pattern

  71. Quilting Tangent
    Posted August 23, 2013 at 1:25 pm | Permalink

    My favorite combination is orange and purple, Also love the rainbow.

  72. Posted August 23, 2013 at 1:33 pm | Permalink

    My current favorite color combo is white with lime. I’m inspired by all those fabulous modern quilts! Thanks for the lovely pattern.

  73. Kelly O.
    Posted August 23, 2013 at 1:40 pm | Permalink

    my current fave colour combo is peach, plum, grey and mustard.

  74. Posted August 23, 2013 at 5:01 pm | Permalink

    I have been thinking of doing something with blues and browns/creams so that’s my current favorite.

  75. Tessa
    Posted August 23, 2013 at 8:00 pm | Permalink

    My fave colour combo at the moment is greys and purples together with just a splash of yellow. Didn’t your star quilt turn out beautifully!

  76. Bonnie Pfrimmer
    Posted August 23, 2013 at 9:53 pm | Permalink

    Such a pretty quilt.. My colors kind of change with the seasons, but right now it is still red and aqua or yellow and black. Thank you for sharing your pattern.

  77. Posted August 23, 2013 at 9:54 pm | Permalink

    Currently I am into Orange – with blue. Thanks so much!
    Love your quilt pattern!

  78. Shawna
    Posted August 24, 2013 at 4:19 am | Permalink

    I am currently in a quasi-obsessed state over Japanese blues and purples. I love your quilt and will have to give it a try.

  79. Posted August 24, 2013 at 3:39 pm | Permalink

    Red and black! :D

  80. Jo
    Posted August 24, 2013 at 4:01 pm | Permalink

    I am liking yellow and grey at the moment. Great pattern, thanks.

  81. Posted August 24, 2013 at 11:00 pm | Permalink

    My favorite color combo right now is aqua and anything. I still love it after all this time. But since it’s fall and football season, I’ll also say Orange and Blue. Go Gators! ;)

  82. camille
    Posted August 25, 2013 at 2:16 am | Permalink

    My favorite color combo is pink, teal and brown! thanks for the pattern and the giveaway!

  83. Posted August 25, 2013 at 9:42 pm | Permalink

    Hot pink and Yellow! What a great easy pattern!

  84. Posted August 27, 2013 at 8:03 am | Permalink

    Love the quilt pattern ! I’m always a red and taupe person… Comfort colors. Just love the pink variation. It would be neat to see the pattern calculations if your squares were 5 inch so charm packs could be used for everything outside of the star. Thanks so much for sharing!

    • Katie Blakesley
      Posted August 30, 2013 at 2:58 am | Permalink

      Hi Karen– You could easily make it with a charm pack–just make sure to cut your 4 white squares and 4 pops of color for the star into 6.25″ squares. Then trim the hst pairs to 5″. You could even add a row or two on the top or left to make it bigger!

      You could also use a layer cake for the background. Just make sure to use 11.25 inch squares for the 4 pops of color and 4 white squares that make your star, then trim them to 10’’. Hope this helps.

  85. Verna A
    Posted August 28, 2013 at 5:49 pm | Permalink

    Too late for the giveaway. I just found this pattern and wanted to say thanks! I will be making this soon.

  86. Posted August 28, 2013 at 10:01 pm | Permalink

    Love your effective yet simple, quick design–and your modern color combos Katie–thank you! I´m looking forward to making a quilt with robin egg blue Background and plenty of reds appliqued on …happy quilting and hugs!
    Bobbi

  87. Brian C
    Posted October 28, 2013 at 2:08 pm | Permalink

    looks good and simple. What would you suggest for the back side of the crib sized quilt if you didn’t want to leave it plain and boring ?

  88. Brenda Ramos
    Posted April 23, 2014 at 9:22 am | Permalink

    Loving Red and Aqua!! I really love this quilt! Thx u! I’ve been looking for a baby quilt!! New and fresh!!

  89. cher
    Posted April 23, 2014 at 10:22 am | Permalink

    Great ideas here!

  90. Posted April 23, 2014 at 10:25 am | Permalink

    I’m a pinks and greens kinda girl. But I did just get a Michael Miller Pastel Pop pink and grey charm pack that I LOVE!

  91. Posted April 23, 2014 at 3:38 pm | Permalink

    The gray and yellow color combo is so pretty together. My daughter is getting married in October and those are her chosen colors!

  92. Paula Smith
    Posted April 24, 2014 at 6:54 am | Permalink

    I love browns and blues.

  93. Daynora Clements-Caul
    Posted April 25, 2014 at 12:55 pm | Permalink

    Although I have favorite colors, when it comes to quilts I have no favorites. I have seen quilts with colors I would have never thought of putting together be stunning!

  94. Cindy Lucas
    Posted April 25, 2014 at 1:02 pm | Permalink

    turquoise and brown is my current favorite. I love this quilt

  95. Pam bricher
    Posted April 25, 2014 at 1:15 pm | Permalink

    Teal and grey today….tomorrow my be grey and pink. Lol

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