Star from my Moda collection,
Big Star makes a good topper for the bed.
BlockBase #2138 a, b, c and d.
It's not the largest quilt block in the world but
it's the largest basic sawtooth star you can make
out of a pack of fat quarters (plus a solid.)
Here are my calculations...
The blocks finish to 34"
Four make a 68" quilt
I just got it back from Kelly Cline the quilter.
She found a type of fleur-de-lis for her long arm, a nice accent.
I started with a fat quarter pack of
I figured a fat quarter as 18" x 22".
You have to cut the selvages off and since this is directional fabric you have to trim the center squares so the stripes line up with the edge. So the largest center square you can cut would be 17-1/2", which makes a 34" square block. I also bought an extra 2/3 yard of a pale blue solid for contrast in the points. (See below for some plain colored Bella Solids suggestions.)
Big Star: Free Pattern
I drew it up in EQ and here are the numbers
A- Cut 4 squares 9" x 9" of prints.
B- Cut 2 squares 9-3/8" of prints and 2 squares 9-3/8" of the blue plain.
Cut each into 2 triangles with 1 diagonal cut.
You will need 8 print triangles and 8 plain triangles.
C-Cut 1 square 17-1/2" of print.
Moda has an enormous line of Bella Solids. Here are some icy blues that go well with this Morris Modernized line of prints.
Left to Right---Light to Dark
- Cloud 9900-208
- Glacier 9900 207
- Betty's Blue 9900-122