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Winged Star Quilt Pattern

Winged star quilt

Winged star quilt

The winged star quilt block makes a delightful quilt – especially when teamed with a simple alternate block to help the stars stand out.  It also coincidentally gives a lovely square around the central stars as a secondary design.  The blocks are both 12″ squares and I’ve used eight of each to make this quilt.  It measures 54″ square and I required 1/2 yard of light blue fabric with 1.1/4 yards each of dark blue, white and batik fabrics.

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Cutting requirements for the winged star quilt

3.7/8″ squares:  thirty two each in dark blue and white, thirty two each in light blue and white

6.7/8″ squares:  eight each in dark blue and white, eight each in dark blue and batik

For the border you will need to cut five 3.1/2″ strips of batik fabric across the width of fabric

Make half square triangles

Make half square triangles

Making the winged star quilt block

Make half square triangles with both the 3.7/8″ and the 6.7/8″ squares.  Lay two squares with right sides together and mark a line along the diagonal.  Sew a 1/4″ seam either side of the marked line and cut along the line.  This will produce two half square triangle units which are either 3.1/2″ or 6.1/2″ squares.

Winged star quilt block layout

Winged star quilt block layout

Lay the squares out in four rows of four.  Each shape is basically a larger dark blue triangle with two light blue triangles on the ends.  These shapes all point in different directions and a white diamond forms in the middle.

Sew the squares together across each row and then sew the rows to each other to complete the winged star quilt block.  Make eight of these.

Alternate block layout

Alternate block layout

Making the alternate quilt block

Lay the larger half square triangles in two rows of two.  They are placed so that a larger triangle forms in both batik and white, with two larger triangles in dark blue.

Sew the squares together in pairs and then sew the pairs together to complete the block.  Make eight of these also.

Assembling the winged star quilt

Row one of the winged star quilt

Row one of the winged star quilt

Sew the blocks together in four rows of four.

The first row is made with a winged star block at each end and two alternate blocks in the middle.  These are placed so that the batik triangles are at the bottom and the dark blue triangles are on either side.

Rows 2 and 3

Rows 2 and 3

Rows two and three are the same as each other, with two winged star in the middle and an alternate block at each end.  These are placed so that the white triangles are on the outside, with the batik triangles neares the winged star blocks.

Row 4

Row 4

Row four is the same as row one, but with the batik triangles at the top and the white triangles at the bottom of the alternate blocks.

Sew the blocks together across each row and then sew the rows to each other.

Add the border

Add the border

Quilt border

For the border I have used 3.1/2″ strips of batik fabric.  You’ll need two lengths of 48.1/2″ for the top and bottom and two lengths of 52.1/2″ for the sides.

That completes the winged star quilt top.  It is now ready for layering, quilting and binding.  Full details of these steps can be found in the beginner quilting section.

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Easy Star Quilt Patterns

Easy star quilt patterns are always very striking and it always amazes me how many different ways there are of displaying stars in a quilt.  Sometimes the quilt is made using one of the many star quilt block patterns, but in quite a number of cases the star forms at the junction of four blocks and these are always a lovely surprise when they appear as you assemble the quilt.  For these easy star quilt patterns I have used both of those options and I have included quilts with stars in patterns using jelly rolls, log cabin designs and as many different ways as I can think of to produce easy star quilt patterns.




Easy star quilt patterns

They are listed below in no particular order.  When you see an easy star quilt pattern that you like, just click on the photo and you will be taken to the pattern for that particular quilt.

Rose of Sharon quilt pattern

Rose of Sharon quilt pattern

Rolling star quilt pattern

Rolling star quilt pattern

Piano keys star quilt pattern

Piano keys star quilt pattern

New York flooring quilt pattern

New York Flooring quilt pattern

Butterfly star quilt pattern

Butterfly star quilt pattern

Pieced sashing star quilt pattern

Pieced sashing star quilt pattern

Broken star quilt pattern

Broken star quilt pattern

Christmas star quilt pattern

Christmas star quilt pattern

San Marco quilt patterns

San Marco quilt pattern

Times remembered quilt pattern

Times remembered quilt pattern

Kansas beauty star quilt pattern

Kansas beauty star quilt pattern

California oakleaf star quilt pattern

California oakleaf star quilt pattern

Stars and blocks quilt pattern

Stars and blocks quilt pattern

Heritage floral quilt pattern

Heritage floral quilt pattern

Crossbow star quilt pattern

Crossbow star quilt pattern

Starbright medallion quilt pattern

Starbright medallion quilt pattern

Pinwheel star quilt pattern

Pinwheel star quilt pattern

Bouncing Betty quilt pattern

Bouncing Betty quilt pattern

Diamond star quilt pattern

Diamond star quilt pattern

Pegs star quilt pattern

Pegs star quilt pattern

Winged star quilt pattern

Winged star quilt pattern

Lazy Z star quilt pattern

Lazy Z star quilt pattern

Evenings last quilt pattern

Evenings last quilt pattern

Square up quilt pattern

Square up quilt pattern

Quartered star quilt pattern

Quartered star quilt pattern

Morning star quilt pattern

Morning star quilt pattern

Starburst quilt pattern

Starburst quilt pattern

Stars and squares quilt pattern

Stars and squares quilt pattern

Summer star quilt pattern

Summer star quilt pattern

Log cabin star quilt

Log cabin star quilt

Jelly roll star quilt

Jelly roll star quilt

bethlehem star quilt pattern

Bethlehem Star quilt pattern

Bullseye quilt pattern

Bullseye quilt pattern

Ribbon square quilt pattern

Ribbon square quilt pattern

Pale star quilt pattern

Pale star quilt pattern

Whirligig patchwork quilt patterns

Whirligig patchwork quilt patterns

Stars in their eyes quilt

Stars in their eyes quilt

Square and a half quilt

Square and a half quilt

Mosaic quilt pattern

Mosaic quilt pattern

Beginners choice quilt pattern

Beginners choice quilt pattern

Indian star quilt pattern

Indian star quilt pattern

Fox star quilt

Fox star quilt

Scrappy star quilt

Scrappy star quilt

Hope of Hartford quilt

Hope of Hartford quilt

Square and star quilt pattern

Square and star quilt pattern

Cog star quilt

Cog star quilt

lemoyne star quilt pattern

Lemoyne star quilt pattern

Ruffle quilt

Ruffle quilt

William Morris quilt

William Morris quilt




Cut Glass Dish Quilt Block

Cut glass dish quilt block

Cut glass dish quilt block

This quilt block is named the Cut Glass Dish block, but it is also called Golden Gates (when made in yellows), Prism Block and Winged Square.  It’s classified as a nine patch block and I have made it here as a 12″ square.

Cutting requirements

4.1/2″ squares:  three dark

2.7/8″ squares:  twelve blue, twelve cream




Making the half square triangles

Make half square triangles

Make half square triangles

You need a lot of half square triangles for this block.  Use all the 2.7/8″ squares to make them.  Place a blue and a cream square with right sides together and mark a line along the diagonal.  Sew a 1/4″ seam either side of the marked line and cut along the line.  This will produce two half square triangles which are both 1.1/2″ squares.  Press the seam allowance towards the blue and trim the corners.

Cut glass dish quilt block layout

Cut glass dish quilt block layout

Cut glass dish quilt block layout

Half square triangles all facing the same way

Half square triangles all facing the same way

Lay the squares out as shown.  The layout would be six rows of six if the squares were all the same size.  The three large squares form one diagonal.  All the half square triangles above this diagonal are placed in the same way with the blue triangle uppermost.  All the half square triangles below the diagonal are placed the other way with the cream triangles uppermost.

 

Sew the half square triangles in rows

Sew the half square triangles in rows

The half square triangles need to be sewn together across each row as far as possible.  Please note that in this photo I have the half square triangles below the diagonal all placed upside down – but I have used the photo because it shows how to group them when sewing.

Sew the squares together to form three rows

Sew the squares together to form three rows

The same applies to this photo – yes, I did have a lot of unpicking to do!  The point is that you need to sew the half square triangle rows together in pairs to make them the same size as the large squares.  Then you can create three rows which can be sewn to each other to complete the cut glass dish quilt block.

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BETHLEHEM STAR QUILT PATTERN

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What better quilt block pattern could I use in the week before Christmas?  The Star of Bethlehem quilt block is also known as the Star of the Magi and Winged Star – all of them lovely names.  I’ve used one complete star in the middle with a three quarter star in each corner.  The final quilt measures 42″ square.  I have used 38″ cut across the width of fabric of white fabric, 34″ of dark blue and 18″ of light blue fabric.




Cutting requirements for the Bethlehem Star quilt

You will need to cut the following:

sixty four 2.1/2″ dark blue squares

forty eight 2.7/8″ squares in both dark blue and white

twenty four 2.7/8″ squares in both light blue and white

twenty four 2.7/8″ squares in both light blue and dark blue

For the quilt borders you will need eight 2.1/2″ strips of white fabric and four 1.1/2″ strips of dark blue fabric.

Making the Bethlehem star quilt blocks

making half square triangles

Making half square triangles

 

Use all the 2.7/8″ squares to make half square triangles in the proportions listed above.  Place two squares with right sides together and mark a line along the diagonal.  Sew a 1/4″ seam either side of the marked line and cut along the line to produce two half square triangles.

 

 

Quarter of the Bethlehem star

Quarter of the Bethlehem star

I have made this Bethlehem star quilt pattern as simple as possible by making only quarter star blocks.  You need to make sixteen of the block shown on the left which is four rows of four squares.  As you can see there are just squares and half square triangles used within each block.

 

 

Sew the squares together in rows

Sew the squares together in rows

One complete corner block

One complete quarter block

 

Sew the squares together across each row and then sew the rows together to make the quarter Bethlehem star quilt block.  Note the large triangle formed in the top left corner.

 

 

Completing the Bethlehem star quilt top

Bethlehem star quilt layout

Bethlehem star quilt layout

The basic design of this Bethlehem star quilt contains one complete star in the middle and one three quarter star in each corner.  I think that the easiest way for me to describe the layout is by saying where the large triangle is placed in each row.  In row one place the triangle (from left to right) top left, top right, top left, top right.

In row two place the triangle bottom left, top left, top right, bottom right.

 

For row three place the triangle is top left, bottom left, bottom right, top right.

In the fourth row place the triangle bottom left, bottom right, bottom left, bottom right.  The pattern really is that simple!

First quilt border

First quilt border

 

Make the first quilt border using 2.1/2″ strips of white fabric:  two 32.1/2″ long for the top and bottom of the quilt and two 36.1/2″ long for the sides.

 

 

Second quilt border

Second quilt border

Third quilt border

Third quilt border

For the second border use 1.1/2″ strips of dark blue fabric:  two at 36.1/2″ long for the top and bottom and two at 38.1/2″ long for the sides of the quilt.  The third and final border is another round of 2.1/2″ white fabric:  two at 38.1/2″ long for the top and bottom and two at 42.1/2″ long for the sides.

 

That’s the Bethlehem Star quilt top complete and ready for layering, quilting and binding.  Full details of these steps can be found in the beginner quilting section.

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