Charming Stars Quilt


Hello! I am Stefanie from Little Lady Patchwork. I am so thrilled to be sharing another Moda Bake Shop project with you.

My inspiration for my Charming Stars quilt comes from my latest obsession, charm packs. This time I wanted to create a simple quilt that involved very little cutting. The only cutting involved in the Charming Stars quilt is the background fabric, which makes this the perfect weekend project.

Grab your favorite charm packs and let’s get baking!

  • (3) Charm Packs of Fandango by Kate Spain + two extra 5″ squares or charms
  • (2 1/2 yards) of Bella Solid Ivory  SKU# 9900-11
  • (1) yard of cream floral SKU #27052-17 for the borders
  • (1/2) yard of pink stripe fabric SKU 27051-11 for the binding and the settting stones
  • (4 1/2) yards of blue tile fabric SKU# 27043-11 for the backing

Cutting Instruction:
From the Bella Solid Ivory, cut:

  • (10)  2 7/8″ X Width of Fabric (WOF) strips.
  •  Subcut each strip into (128) 2 7/8″ X 2 7/8″ squares.

Also cut:

  • (1) 5 ” X WOF strip.
  • Subcut this strip into (16) 5 ” X 5″ squares.

Also from the Bella Solid Ivory, cut:
  • (12) 2 1/2″ X WOF strips.
  • Subcut each strip into (24) 2 1/2″ X 14″ rectangles.
Finally, from the Bella Solid Ivory, cut:
  • (2) 2 1/2″ X 60 1/2″ strips

  • (2) 2 1/2″ X 64 1/2″ strips
From the Pink Stripe fabric, cut:
  • (9) 2 1/2″ X WOF strips.
  • Subcut ONE strip into (9) 2 1/2″ X 2 1/2″ squares.
  • The remaining strips will be used for the binding.

From the cream border fabric, cut:
  • (2) 2 1/2″ X 64 1/2″ strips
  • (2) 2 1/2″ X 68 1/2″ strips
Block Construction
Note: All seams are sewn with a 1/4″ seam allowance. Press all seams in the direction of the arrows.
Step 1:
  • Lay your ruler on top of the ivory 2 7/8″ X 2 7/8″ sqaure.
Step 2:
  • Draw a diagonal line from corner to corner on each of the ivory 2 7/8″ X 2 7/8″ squares.
Step 3:
  • With Right Sides Together (RST), layer an ivory 2 7/8″ X 2 7/8″ square on top of a 5″ X 5″ charm square.
Step 4 :
  • Using your sewing machine, stitch on the diagonal line.
Step 5:
  • Place the 1/4″ mark of your ruler on the diagonal line that you just stitched.
Step 6:
  • Using your rotary cutter, trim 1/4″ away from the diagonal line.
Step 7:
  • Press the block open.
Step 8:
  • With RST, layer another ivory 2 7/8″ X 2 7/8″ square on the opposite corner of the 5″ X 5″ charm square.
Step 9:
  • Stitch on the diagonal line.

Step 10:

  • Place the 1/4″ mark of your ruler on the diagonal line.

Step 11:

  • Using your rotary cutter, trim 1/4″ away from the diagonal line.
  • Discard the triangular piece.

Step 12:

  • Press the block open.

  • The block should measure 5″ X 5″ square.
  • Repeat and make a total of 64 blocks.

Step 13:

  • Layout the charm squares as shown below.

Step 14:

  • Join the 5″X5″ charm squares following the above layout.
  • Press the seams in the direction of the arrows.

Step 15:

  • Join the rows to complete the block.
  • Press the seams in the direction of the arrows.
Step 16:
You are now ready to assemble the quilt top. Refer to the photo and diagram for your block placement.
  • Layout the blocks into 4 rows of (4) 14″ X 14″ blocks
  • Place a white 2 1/2″ X 14″ rectangular strip in between the blocks.
For the (3) sashing rows:
  • Alternate a white 2 1/2″ X 14″ rectagular strip and a 2 1/2″ X 2 1/2″ sqaure for each sashing row.
    Step 17: 
    • Use the following diagram to attach the borders to the quilt top.
    Step 18:
    • Make a quilt sandwich and baste the layers together.
    • Quilt as desired.
    • Bind the quilt using your favorite method.
    (1) Charming Stars Quilts
    68″ X 68″ square
    Finished block size: 13 1/2″ X 13 1/2″
    I  hope that my Charming Stars quilt inspires you to make your own simple version. Please visit my blog to see my Fig Tree version of the Charming Stars quilt.
    Have fun creating your own Charming Stars!
    Stefanie Roman
    Little Lady Patchwork

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