Hi there! Halloween Candy Stars is a sweet little quilt made with one mini charm pack and a bit of yardage.
This little quilt finishes at 18″ square – perfect for a mini quilt or make it into a pillow!
1 Mini Charm Pack (shown in Urban Cottage by Urban Chiks )
1 fat quarter white background fabric
1 fat quarter orange solid for sashing and inner border
1 fat quarter black solid for outer border
backing fabric measuring 20″ x 20″
batting measuring 20″ x 20″
1/4 yard binding fabric
Sort Moda Candy squares. Select 24 for the star blocks and 1 Moda Candy square for the center.
- From background fabric, cut (24) 2½”squares and (16) 2″ squares
- From orange solid, cut (4) 1½” x 6½” sashing strips, (2) 1½” x 13½” and (2) 1½” x 15½” inner border strips
- From black solid, cut (2) 2″ x 15½” and (2) 2″ x 18½” outer border strips
- Cut center Moda Candy square to 1½” square
- From binding fabric if making mini quilt, cut (2) 2½” by WOF strips
MAKE HALF SQUARE TRIANGLES
Draw a diagonal pencil line on the wrong side of a 2½” background square. Place right sides together with a Moda Candy square. Sew ¼” away from each side of pencil line. Cut apart on the pencil line. Press each unit and trim to 2” square. Repeat to make a total of 48 Half Square Triangles.
Trim half square triangle units to 2″ x 2″ unfinished. Repeat to make 48—2″ x 2″ HSTs.
ASSEMBLE THE STAR BLOCKS
Lay out pieces as shown. Sew together in rows.
Each star block measures 6½” square unfinished. Repeat with remaining half square triangle units and background fabric squares to make 4 star blocks.
Join blocks, sashing and borders as shown.
Layer the quilt top with batting and backing fabric. Baste, quilt as desired, and bind.
NOTE: If you choose to make a pillow, leave off the binding and serge or zig zag stitch the edge instead.
This fun little quilt finishes at 18″ square which just so happens to be a great size for a pillow! Check out my blog to see a pillow version of this project that I made for Christmas.