Cheeky Circles

Who’s ready to try out some curved piecing today? This is Kristina Brinkerhoff from Center Street Quilts and if you haven’t tried curved piecing yet, you really should! I labeled this quilt as ambitious, but it’s really not very complicated overall. There are just a lot of steps involved that might be unfamiliar to some: printing out the template, cutting out the pattern pieces, curved piecing, and setting the quilt on point. The blocks are big, though, and once you get all the pieces cut out, the piecing goes pretty quickly! Will you give it a try with me?

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Dec 25: Night Divine

It’s Kristina from Center Street Quilts wishing you a Merry Christmas! I hope you are enjoying a peaceful day filled with the people that you love most.

Today’s Countdown to Christmas block is as classic as they come–it’s the Ohio Star block, but we’ve renamed it Night Divine for this sewalong. 🙂  This block was one of the very first blocks that I learned to make as a teenager and I still remember how magical it seemed figuring out how those hourglass blocks were sewn. I love the simple, timeless look of the Ohio Star block in two colors, but am excited to see how those of you sewing along mix and match the color combinations!

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Dec 4: Regent Street Star

Hi! It’s Kristina from Center Street Quilts. I’m happy to be joining with you to share today’s Countdown to Christmas block! The block for today is called Regent Street Star and is based on the jumbo star block tutorial I shared earlier this year HERE. This time, the block has been shrunk and made with only two fabrics–one red print and a white background fabric. The Regent Street Star block will be perfect to add to your own Countdown to Christmas quilt project.

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Cornerstone: Star View

Now that you’ve seen the two paths for this week at Camp Oda May, we have a cornerstone option for you to add if you’d like! You can choose to eliminate the four corner blocks of Path A (Over the River) or Path B (Pinwheel Point) and put in four copies of this fun and fast Star View block in their place.

NOTE: This is one post in a series of quilt-along posts. Start from the beginning with the first post {here}.

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Path B: Star Valley

On Monday Camp Counselor Mary shared the first center block option, Dresden Peak, and today we have the second of option for you: Star Valley! Either of these choices will make a perfect center for the Choose Your Own Adventure medallion quilt. Which one are you going to choose?

NOTE: This is one post in a series of quilt-along posts. Start from the beginning with the first post {here}.

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Regent Street Star Quilt



Hi, it’s Kristina from Center Street Quilts here to share a super simple (but equally striking) quilt with you today. The Regent Street Star quilt was created with two goals in mind: showcasing gorgeous fat quarters and creating a beautiful quilt in record time. Intricate quilts are great, but the Regent Street Star quilts shows that simple quilts can be just as impactful! So let’s gather some fat quarters and get sewing!

This quilt finishes at 64″ x 64″.

12 Fat Quarters grouped into four different colors {Regent Street Lawns 2018}
1 1/2 yards background fabric {Moda Crossweave in Black}
4 yards backing fabric
5/8 yards binding fabric

Cutting Instructions

Separate the fat quarters into four (4) groups of three (3) fat quarters each. Within each group, the fat quarters should be similar in color to create four distinct colors in the four quarters of the final quilt. I chose three navy florals, three light pink florals, three aqua florals, and three medium/dark pink florals.

Choose four fat quarters (one of each color) and cut a 17″ x 17″ square out of each fat quarter.

Choose four more fat quarters (one of each color) and cut a 16.5″ x 16.5″ square out of each fat quarter.

From the last four fat quarters, cut one 8.5″ x 8.5″ square and one 9″ x 9″ square from each. For a total of (4) 8.5″ x 8.5″ squares and (4) 9″ x 9″ squares.

From the Background fabric, cut:

  • Four (4) 17″ x 17″ squares
  • Four (4) 9″ x 9″ squares, and
  • Four (4) 8.5″ x 8.5″ squares

From the binding fabric, cut (7) 2.5″ x WOF strips

Assembling the Quilt

We’ll start by assembling all of the half-square triangles.

Gather one of the 9″ x 9″ background squares and one of the 9″ x 9″ squares from a fat quarter. Draw a line diagonal from corner-to-corner on the wrong side of the fat quarter square

Place the squares on top of each other, right sides together.

Sew two seams on either side of the drawn line, 1/4″ away from line.

Cut on drawn line and press seams toward darker fabric. Trim the half-square triangles to 8.5″ x 8.5″.

Repeat with remaining 9″ x 9″ background and fat quarter squares to yield a total of (8) 8.5″ x 8.5″ half square triangles.

Gather the (4) 17″ x 17″ background squares and the (4) 17″ x 17″ squares cut from fat quarters and repeat the half-square triangle process to yield (8) half-square triangles. Trim these (8) half -square triangles to 16.5″ x 16.5″ and set to the side.

Now we’re ready to assemble the inner star. Lay out the (8) 8.5″ x 8.5″ half square triangles, along with the (4) 8.5″ background squares, and the (4) 8.5″ x 8.5″ fat quarter squares as shown below. Take care to place like colors in the same quadrant of the inner star (navy is in top left, light pink is in top right, etc.). Sew each quarter of the inner star together, then sew the four quarters together, pressing the seams open.

Now we can assemble the rest of the quilt. Lay out the full quilt as shown below, with the center star in the middle, and the 16.5″ half square triangles and 16.5″ fat quarter squares around the outside. Again, arrange the pieces so like colors are in the same quadrant. Sew the top row together and the bottom row together, pressing seams open. Sew the half-square triangles on the right and left sides of the inner star together, pressing seams open. Then attach the half-square triangles to the inner star and sew the top row and bottom rows to the inner star piece.

Quilt and bind as desired.

The Regent Street Star Quilt finishes at 64″ x 64″.


Thank you for following along with my Regent Street Star quilt today. It might just be the easiest and fastest quilt I’ve ever sewn! And with the Regent Street Lawns making up the majority of the quilt, it’s definitely the softest quilt I’ve ever sewn, too! If you haven’t had a chance to work with Moda Lawn fabric, you are missing out. The lawns are amazingly smooth and make for an ultra-cuddly quilt!

If you want to check out more of my quilting adventures, you can follow along on instagram (@centerstreetquilts), facebook (Center Street Quilts) or my blog ( Happy sewing!

Kristina Brinkerhoff

Vinyl Project Pouch


Hi! It’s Kristina from Center Street Quilts and today I’m sharing a fun way to use those darling mini charm packs we all love to collect. The Vinyl Project Pouch is a quick make that you’ll love storing quilting accessories or projects in. If you’ve never sewn a zipper or with vinyl before, please don’t get scared off! I’ve given step-by-step photos that will guide you through it all.

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Confetti Cabins Quilt

Hi quilters! This is Kristina from Center Street Quilts and I’m delighted to be sharing my Confetti Cabins quilt tutorial with you today. When I saw Vanessa Christenson’s new Ombre Confetti Metallic line, I fell in love and knew it would be the perfect fabric to re-imagine a favorite traditional block–the log cabin! My quilting preferences are a mix of traditional and modern and I particularly enjoy using classic blocks combined with fun, new elements. Confetti Cabins does just that by merging the beloved log cabin quilt block with sparkly fabric and an unconventional block setting. I hope you’ll enjoy following along with this tutorial and please let me know if you make your own Confetti Cabins quilt!

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