Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Calico Stars

I fell completely head over heals the first time I saw Amy Smart's first fabric line, Gingham Girls by Penny Rose Fabrics, and knew immediately that I wanted to turn it into sawtooth stars. This is the ultimate summertime fabric, with a real patriotic feel. The sawtooth star is a classic staple that is used over and over again in traditional quilting, creating a homey feel. Without at doubt, this is the quilt I'll be sitting on while I enjoy parades and fireworks this summer!

I have had several people ask me if I used a pattern. I did not, but if you would like to make this quilt for yourself, here are some basic guidelines.

You will need:
  • 15 Gingham Girls Fat Quarters
  • 3 yards background fabric
  • 1 1/2 yards border and binding
  • 4 1/4 yards backing

Using my Sawtooth Star Tutorial, make 30 sawtooth star blocks.

From border and backing cut:
  • EIGHT 4" x width of fabric for BORDERS
  • SEVEN 2.5" x width of fabric for BINDING
Add side borders first, then add top and bottom borders. Quilt and bind as desired.

If you're looking forward to summer as much as I am, you must make a Calico Stars quilt for yourself!

Quilted by Utah Valley Quilting.

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