Hidden Stars Quilt



Hello Everyone,  I'm Crystal from over at Hendrixville.  I am proud to present another Moda Bake Shop Quilt! I had a lot of fun putting this quilt together, and even though there are a lot of little pieces, it assembles quickly!

Hope you enjoy making it as much as I do!

*This block I saw on someone's blog and searched all over to find the instructions to it, or even find the name of the block. With no luck I decided to re-create it.*

(2) Grace by 3 Sisters Layer Cakes
(2) Basic Bella White Layer Cakes
3/4 yard Bella White
1 1/2 yard brown fabric (this is your last border color)
3/4 yard for binding (any color you like)
8 yards for backing (any color you like)


I know that at first glance this quilt/block looks very hard, but the hardest part is having all the pieces facing the right way. Hopefully these step-by-step instructions will help!

Here are your cutting instructions:

Once you have cut out all the squares, we will start making our HST's (Half Square Triangles).


Take your white 3 1/8" squares and draw a diagonal line. You can use a fancy quilting pen, regular pen, marker, or pencil. You will cut on this line so just don't use something that is really thick.


Once you have the line drawn, pin the square right sides together with a colored square. 


Sew 1/4" along each side of the line you drew. The fastest way to do this is chain stitching. Chain stitching is when you continually feed in the fabric leaving a little space of thread between each.


Once you have your squares sewn together, cut on the line - splitting them into two.
 

Press each square toward the colored fabric.


At this point you need to trim up your squares. Depending on how straight your stitching is, you might have to trim more to make sure all squares are the same. If you do this, make sure you cut down your plain squares (white and colored) to the same size. In this case, just trim your block to 2 3/4" squares.

I am going to show you ONE way you could put together your blocks:


Layout all of your squares into this pattern, then sew the rows together and then columns or...


Separate them into 16 mini blocks (4 squares in each)


Then increase them to larger blocks (16 squares each)


Then finish up your whole block. Depending on you and how you visualize your quilts you can try this or:


Separate all of your little squares into this pattern. This is where you can randomize your color schemes. But the block is made up of 8 of each of these. (8 white based ones and 8 color based ones). Leaving you a total of 160 of each.


Then you will create this star with all of your little pieces. This star rotates to get every position. Then you assemble the quilt.

Assembling the Quilt Top:

You will need to sew together a grid of 4X5. Sew anyway you want them to go together, but again make sure you assemble them correctly (watch for accidentally turning a block the wrong way).

 



Then you will have all your squares like this.

Then you will add the 1st set of your boarders.


Then add your second set of borders:


Now you have your quilt top done! 

Now baste, bind, and quilt as desired. A good way to use your scraps from your layer cakes is to create a pieced section on the back of your quilt.





In the end you will have a quilt approximately 88"x106", a nice quilt for you bed. This quilt will fit either a queen or a full size bed.




Crystal Hendrix

27 comments:

Татьяна said...

как всегда все очень понятно и доступно!!

Kari said...

WOW - absolutely stunning!!

Anonymous said...

wow! I love this, looks like fun too. Great instructions, thanks!

Kathy

daisy said...

I'm with the others...WOW...and fantastic instructions - this one is definately on my must do list

pith said...

I love this quilt, have to make it some day.

tvbleak said...

I love half square triangles and this quilt is magnificent. Great directions. Thank you. :^)

ludlowquiltandsew said...

Great quilt - so much colour! Well done.

Sarah McGrath said...

Great quilt but I am having trouble accessing the printer friendly version...

Greenville Coupon Clippers said...

Pretty quilt, subtle for Christmas - and look at the background! Gorgeous!

etta said...

Very pretty! Those stars look much easier to assemble than the last ones I made. I was nearly turned off of stars forever.

Sherry said...

I love your recipe & your quilt! Thanks for sharing.

Giggles and Girlfriends Retreats said...

Printer Friendly version has become unfriendly, won't let me download?

I am Just One Mom said...

fab stars and will add this to my ToDo list! am imagining it in blues... thank you!

Debbie said...

wonderful quilt. Would work great with charm squares as well, but I was wondering about the number and size of squares cut. Are there a total of 640 squares cut in 2 different sizes? If so, when do you use the 2 3/4 size squares? I guess I got confused. Are all the squares evidently cut and trimmed to 2 3/4 HSTs? If so, how many? 320? or 640? or 180? Sorry for the confusion on my part. I wanted to be sure before I started cuttin on this wonderful quilt.

Debbie said...

OHHHHH! I get it now....just took some thinking on my part.
Great quilt. Thanks again.

Maria Wallin said...

Beautiful quilt and absolutely stunning photos and landscapes!

traceyjay said...

so beautiful... :)

Becky said...

This is one great quilt! Can't wait to print out the recipe and think of the fabric to make it. Thanks so much!

Kim said...

Sweet! that is some backdrop for your picture too!

Happy Sewing

Michelle said...

It's Beautiful!

amy smart said...

Beautiful design and beautiful quilt, Crystal!

(Hey, I know that mountain.)

Jo said...

Hey Crystal...your patterns are ALWAYS my favorite. This is no exception.

Kristen said...

Can you tell me where you use the 2-3/4" squares? Thanks.

Sheila said...

So beautiful I want to ditch all my current projects and get onto it right away! I must resist..... but it's next on my list!

Sandra said...

Crystal! Your quilt is stunning! Congratulations on a job well done. Can't wait to try this one myself:)

Naomi said...

Beautiful piece. Thank you for sharing it.

463c9ef0-740b-11e0-939d-000bcdcb471e said...

I love this quilt, so beautiful!