Hello….I’m Jo, along with my beagle Gracie. You can find us every day at Jo’s Country Junction. I’m back with my second Moda Bake Shop post with the fun fabric line, It’s a Hoot. This star quilt finishes at 48.5 inches square, which is a perfect size for that little toddler in your life. I invite you to stop over to my blog and see all the bloopers from Gracie’s photo shoot and the quilt made with an alternative fabric.
1 It’s a Hoot layer cake
1 yard coordinating fabric for star border and binding
3 1/2 yards coordinating fabric for backing
Open your layer cake pack. Cut each square into 4- 5″ squares.
To make the star blocks, select 16 light squares and 16 medium-dark squares for the star points.
Using your preferred marking method, draw a diagonal line connecting opposite corners on the backs of the light squares.
Match each light square up with one of the selected medium-dark squares. With right sides together, sew 1/4 inch on each side of the marked line.
Using a rotary cutter, cut on the diagonal line. Iron four of the half square triangles to the light side and the other four towards the dark side.
Trim squares to 4 1/2 inches square. These will be the star points. Set them aside.
Select 16 additional light charms and 16 medium dark charms. Trim all pieces to 4.5 inches square.
Using 8 of the half square triangles (4 medium/dark 4.5 inch squares, and 4 light 4.5 inch squares), layout a star block as shown.
Sew together in strips.
Sew the strips together.
Create 3 additional star blocks following the previous instructions.
From fabric for inner star border, cut 8- 1.5 inch strips.
Subcut into 8 – 16.5 and 8- 18.5 inch strips.
Attach the 16.5 inch strips to opposite sides of each star block. Press.
Attach the 18.5 inch strips to complete the border. Press.
Repeat to have a total of four star blocks.
Sew together 4 five inch blocks together in a row. Make a total of 6 of these sets. These will border the sides of the star blocks.
Sew the borders to the blocks as shown to make a strip. Repeat so you have two rows.
Sew eleven 5″ squares together in a row as shown to create a border strip. Repeat to make 3 strips.
Sew the eleven-inch block strips to the star block strips. Your quilt top is complete.
Seam the backing piece together. Quilt as desired.
Lay your quilt out and admire your handiwork!