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Star Quilt Pattern: National Craft Month Project & Giveaways

National Craft Month

It’s Day 12 of National Craft Month! Today’s craft idea is the perfect way to prepare for warmer weather: the Summer Star Quilt Pattern by the American Quilters’ Society! If you get started now, you just might be finished by the time summer rolls around. Don’t forget to join us on Periscope for a live-streamed craft every day this month. Plus, scroll down for info on how to win our epic craft giveaways!

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Summer Star Quilt Pattern
Star Block Size 40″ x 40″ finished
Surrounding Star Block Size 20″ x 20″ finished

Fabric Requirements:
Fabric A – ½ yard
Fabric B – ¼ yard
Fabric C – ½ yard
Fabric D – 3/8 yard
Fabric E – 3/8 yard
Fabric F – 5/8 yard
Fabric G – ½ yard
Background Fabric – 2 ½ yards
Binding – ½ yard
Backing – 4 yards

From Fabric A, cut:
8 – 5″ x 5″ squares
8 – 4½” x 4½” squares

From Fabric B, cut:
4 – 5″ x 5″ squares

From Fabric C, cut:
16 – 5″ x 5″ squares

From Fabric D, cut:
14 – 5″ x 5″ squares

From Fabric E, cut:
8 – 5″ x 5″ squares

From Fabric F, cut:
26 – 5″ x 5″ squares

From Fabric G, cut:
20 – 5″ x 5″ squares

From the white background fabric, cut:
1 – 8½” x 8½” square
96 – 5″ x 5″ squares
21 – 4½” x 4½” squares

From the binding fabric, cut:
7 – 2½” strips the width of the fabric

Cutting Instructions:
Half Square Triangle Instructions
1. On the back of all of the 5″ x 5″ background squares, draw a diagonal line from corner to corner as shown below. Measuring ¼” from the drawn line, draw the sewing lines on each side.

quilt12. Place a 5″ x 5″ background square on a 5″ x 5″ colored square (designated below), right sides to¬gether, and sew on the outer lines as shown below. Cut apart on the center line. Size to 4½” x 4½”. Repeat for the remaining marked background squares.

Assembly Instructions
1. Using the half square triangles created above and the squares from the cutting instructions, assemble the quilt according to the Color Chart below.

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2. Using the designated half square triangles, construct the surrounding blocks as shown below. Follow Color Chart below. Make two blocks as shown on the left and make two blocks as shown on the right.

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3. Using the designated half square triangles, construct the corner block as shown below. Follow Color Chart below.

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4. Using the diagram below, assemble the Summer Star quilt. Follow Color Chart below.

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And you’re finished! For more great quilting ideas, check out The American Quilters’ Society!

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