This full sized quilt uses plaids
salvaged from thrift shop shirt purchases! The lights are various
neutrals that I had in my 2.5" strip bin. Random lengths of 5" plaid
strips made for a fun pieced border!
I used ONE common red fabric for the accent triangles. There are
80 8" blocks set 8X10! Quilt center is 64X80
Please keep in mind that this is a "scrap quilt" workshop and you are
meant to use your stash! Since our scraps are all different
shapes, lengths and sizes, fabric amounts are guestimates, no exact
yardage is given.
In addition to the supplies below, I need each student to print their
own pattern directions as found on my website here:
Study the pattern to help you with your fabric choices and color
placement! Please be mindful of those who do not have computer or
General Supplies needed:
Sewing machine in working order (including power cords and extention
cords) Don't forget your bobbin case, and your 1/4" foot!
Thread, scissors, seam ripper,pins and any other notions you usually
Rotory cutter, mat and ruler.
Lap Size: (30 blocks set 5X6)
This quilt is made from pre-cut 2.5" strips! Please come with
your strips already cut. Yardage amounts are for lap quilt size. If you
go bigger, plan accordingly!
*If you are making the lap quilt size, plan on approximately the
equivalent of 2 yards of background
fabric, 2 yards of 'dark' star fabric, and if you want a distinct
accent fabric for your corners (Shown as red in the quilt above) bring
1 yard. Extras can be used in the inner border and/or binding.
We will be cutting some of your strips of background fabric and accent
fabric into 2.5" squares. Each 8" block uses 8 2.5" squares
of background, and 8 of accent. You can have these cut ahead of time if
you would like to jump the gun. For the lap size you will need 120
light 2.5" squares and 120 accent 2.5" squares.
*If using ONE
background fabric, (As shown in the black/brights version below) plan
on about 23 2 1/2" strips cut across the
width of the fabric, selvege to selvege. Depending on the length of
your colored strips, (and the amount of waste you may have from the
ends of odd lengths of scrap strips) you will need approximately
13 to 15 strips to cut the main block 'star quarters' . The other 8
strips are set aside to cut the 120 2 1/2" squares you need for the
corners. This is an average due to the differences in fabric width, the
amount you might get per strip might vary.
For a quick baby quilt, try setting 25 blocks 5X5 for a quilt that
measures 40" square before borders.
You may decide to do this quilt in a planned 2 color scheme such
as the full quilt above...green/neutral for the star points and red as
the accent, or see the other versions shown for ideas. (think
blue/yellow....orange/purple....red/white/blue,etc) This 'brights' version uses an all black tone on tone
'background' in place of the scrappy lights above.
Don't forget you can do this quilt totally scrappy, just separating
lights and darks! No accent fabric required!
have any questions about the supply list or instructions, please
don't hesitate to email me at
email@example.com! I really look forward to this workshop with
or Comments? I would love to hear from you!! Bonnie@Quiltville.com
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