Festive Quilt

Hi, Everyone!  Jessica of Skein and Hook, here.  I’m so happy to be back in the Bake Shop and sharing my newest pattern with you.  This year I’m determined to get started on my holiday quilting really early!  Last year I was still finishing quilts a few days before Christmas and I’m trying not to repeat that 😉  I have been anxiously awaiting for Vintage Holiday, like so many of you, and I’m so happy it is in shops now!  Even though it’s only May, let the Christmas sewing begin!

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Regent Street Star Quilt

 

 

Hi, it’s Kristina from Center Street Quilts here to share a super simple (but equally striking) quilt with you today. The Regent Street Star quilt was created with two goals in mind: showcasing gorgeous fat quarters and creating a beautiful quilt in record time. Intricate quilts are great, but the Regent Street Star quilts shows that simple quilts can be just as impactful! So let’s gather some fat quarters and get sewing!

This quilt finishes at 64″ x 64″.

12 Fat Quarters grouped into four different colors {Regent Street Lawns 2018}
1 1/2 yards background fabric {Moda Crossweave in Black}
4 yards backing fabric
5/8 yards binding fabric

Cutting Instructions

Separate the fat quarters into four (4) groups of three (3) fat quarters each. Within each group, the fat quarters should be similar in color to create four distinct colors in the four quarters of the final quilt. I chose three navy florals, three light pink florals, three aqua florals, and three medium/dark pink florals.

Choose four fat quarters (one of each color) and cut a 17″ x 17″ square out of each fat quarter.

Choose four more fat quarters (one of each color) and cut a 16.5″ x 16.5″ square out of each fat quarter.

From the last four fat quarters, cut one 8.5″ x 8.5″ square and one 9″ x 9″ square from each. For a total of (4) 8.5″ x 8.5″ squares and (4) 9″ x 9″ squares.

From the Background fabric, cut:

  • Four (4) 17″ x 17″ squares
  • Four (4) 9″ x 9″ squares, and
  • Four (4) 8.5″ x 8.5″ squares

From the binding fabric, cut (7) 2.5″ x WOF strips

Assembling the Quilt

We’ll start by assembling all of the half-square triangles.

Gather one of the 9″ x 9″ background squares and one of the 9″ x 9″ squares from a fat quarter. Draw a line diagonal from corner-to-corner on the wrong side of the fat quarter square

Place the squares on top of each other, right sides together.

Sew two seams on either side of the drawn line, 1/4″ away from line.

Cut on drawn line and press seams toward darker fabric. Trim the half-square triangles to 8.5″ x 8.5″.

Repeat with remaining 9″ x 9″ background and fat quarter squares to yield a total of (8) 8.5″ x 8.5″ half square triangles.

Gather the (4) 17″ x 17″ background squares and the (4) 17″ x 17″ squares cut from fat quarters and repeat the half-square triangle process to yield (8) half-square triangles. Trim these (8) half -square triangles to 16.5″ x 16.5″ and set to the side.

Now we’re ready to assemble the inner star. Lay out the (8) 8.5″ x 8.5″ half square triangles, along with the (4) 8.5″ background squares, and the (4) 8.5″ x 8.5″ fat quarter squares as shown below. Take care to place like colors in the same quadrant of the inner star (navy is in top left, light pink is in top right, etc.). Sew each quarter of the inner star together, then sew the four quarters together, pressing the seams open.

Now we can assemble the rest of the quilt. Lay out the full quilt as shown below, with the center star in the middle, and the 16.5″ half square triangles and 16.5″ fat quarter squares around the outside. Again, arrange the pieces so like colors are in the same quadrant. Sew the top row together and the bottom row together, pressing seams open. Sew the half-square triangles on the right and left sides of the inner star together, pressing seams open. Then attach the half-square triangles to the inner star and sew the top row and bottom rows to the inner star piece.

Quilt and bind as desired.

The Regent Street Star Quilt finishes at 64″ x 64″.

 

Thank you for following along with my Regent Street Star quilt today. It might just be the easiest and fastest quilt I’ve ever sewn! And with the Regent Street Lawns making up the majority of the quilt, it’s definitely the softest quilt I’ve ever sewn, too! If you haven’t had a chance to work with Moda Lawn fabric, you are missing out. The lawns are amazingly smooth and make for an ultra-cuddly quilt!

If you want to check out more of my quilting adventures, you can follow along on instagram (@centerstreetquilts), facebook (Center Street Quilts) or my blog (www.centerstreetquilts.com). Happy sewing!

Kristina Brinkerhoff
{www.centerstreetquilts.com}

Sweet Diamonds Baby Quilt

Hi, Everyone!  Jessica of Skein and Hook, here.  Today I’m so excited to share a new quilt that I’ve designed!  Because it is set on point, it looks more difficult than it is and it turns out so beautifully.  If you have never made an on point quilt before, give this a try, you will be so happy you did!

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Charm-ing Army Star Medallion

America’s history is shown throughout the history of quilts.  This medallion was made with a charm pack & pays tribute to those who helped shape America with their service.  Hello, I am Vicki McCarty of Calico Patch Designs.  This quilt also has special meaning to me because it was quilted by my husband, Tom, who is retired from the Army National Guard.

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Step Down Quilt

Hello all!

I’m thrilled to be back at the Bakeshop, baking up a quick layer cake quilt of the fabulous Moda Grunge Dots!  This is a project for when you need a quick finish – think a birthday gift for a preschooler who has outgrown their baby blanket, or when you remember that you said you’d donate a quilt for the school auction that’s next week and you haven’t actually started it yet.  It goes together quickly and with the great options for layer cakes, it’s a fun and fast finish!

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Picnic Fireworks Quilt

 

Hi, it’s Jessica from Skein and Hook here.  I’m happy to be back at Moda Bake Shop today sharing this tutorial with you.  When I saw Picnic Basket Wovens by Moda, I was so excited and immediately started thinking of fireworks at the park, summer picnics on hot, lazy days, the americana decor that fills my house in the summer months…  I came up with this quilt to celebrate those things and showcase this beautiful fabric!  Let’s get started– this is going to be fun!

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