Hourglass Star Quilt

Hello!  My name is Erica from Kitchen Table Quilting and I am here to share a quilt made with a fat eighth bundle of  Bonnie and Camille's beautiful new April Showers collection.  This quilt is really quick to put together and it is a great way to show of some of those pretty fabrics.

1 Fat Eighth Bundle April Showers
2.5 Yards Moda Weave
1/4 Yard Teal Border Fabric
1/2 Yard Umbrella Border Fabric
1/2 Yard Binding Fabric

From your background fabric cut:
4 strips 8"xWOF.  Subcut into 16 blocks 8"x 8".
4 strips 4.5"xWOF.  Subcut into 32 blocks 4.5"x 4.5".
10 strips 4"xWOF.  Subcut into 64 blocks 4"x 4".

Using the prints that will create the most contrast with your background fabric cut:
16 squares 8"x 8"
32 squares 4.5"x 4.5"

Cut 3 strips 2.5"x WOF
Cut 3 strips 5.5"x WOF

Cut 7 strips 2.5"x WOF

For each block you will need:
1 - 8"x 8" print
1 - 8"x 8" background fabric
2 - 4.5"x 4.5" print
2 - 4.5" x 4.5" background fabric
2 - 4"x 4" background fabric

 Take the 8"x 8" background fabric square and the 4.5"x 4.5" background fabric squares and draw a diagonal line using a washable pen onto the wrong side of the fabric.
 Place the background square together with a print square of the same size, right sides together, and sew 1/4" away from the drawn line on either side.
 Cut along the drawn line.
 Press the seams open.
 Trim the larger blocks down to 7.5" square and the smaller blocks down to 4" square.  When trimming line up the diagonal on your ruler with the seam to make sure that your trimmed square will be straight.
 Admire your trimmed block.
 Arrange the blocks like the image below.
 Start by piecing together the smaller squares into pairs.
Piece together the blocks in the order illustrated in the following photos.

 Repeat to make 15 more blocks.

Sew together the border pieces to create 2 pieces 2.5"x 57.5" for Border A and 2 pieces 5.5"x 57.5" for Border B.

Arrange the blocks and borders as shown below.  Sew together the blocks into rows and sew the Border A and Border B pieces together.
 Sew the rows and borders together to create the finished quilt top.
Baste, quilt, and bind as desired.

Finished size: 57"x70"

Erica Jackman


Shannon @ Modern Tradition Quilts said...

Very cute! I like the picture of it all spread out.

HalfDozen said...

Thanks for sharing, I have a FQ bundle that's been sitting far to long, this is the perfect quilt to use it on.

Mike Pearson said...

How long to make the top? I love it!

Diana and Rosie said...

Very cute! Another quilt to add to my quilting list.

Pierro said...

Rosemary B here:
I adore this!!
I am going to make this!
Thank you for such wonderful photos and instructions! This is a beauty!

MarSha said...

I'm a little confused by the picture of two different quilts. Which one is the tutorial for?

Amy Morinaka said...

Simply beautiful! Your quilt pattern and the fabrics sing perfect harmony! Thanks so much for sharing!!

Inez Fasold said...

I love the first design, it looks more simple for beginners. If I am looking at it right the bottom one has more detailed square than the main one which has more white blocks. Beautiful job.

Shelley Bluejay Pierce said...

As a quilting-newbie, I really value the detailed explanations and photos to help me out with my first quilt top. THANKS so much for this one! I love it!

Erica said...

The pictures are of the same quilt, the one at the top is just folded.

Lesley said...

I love how this is put together!
At first I saw a star within a star within a star, but now I see 5 stars too! I have to try this.

trish said...

What a fabulous pattern! I love your quilt!!

KathyinMN said...

Wow-its beautiful!