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Moda Marbles Stars Tablerunner posted: 4/20/2004
by Kimberly Jolly Printable Page
Category: Pieced Level: Intermediate
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Description:
This is a great patriotic quilt that would be great for July 4th!

Finished Block Size: 8" x 8 "
Finished Quilt Size: 15" x 33"


Fabric Requirements For Block:
  • Turkey Red Stars (A): 1 Yards (includes backing and binding)
  • Windsor Blue Stars (B): Fat Quarter
  • Tan Stars (C): Fat Quarter
  • Jet Stars (D): Fat Quarter
Cutting Instructions
Piece Fabric # Shapes to Cut
A Turkey Red Stars
12
2
2
3" Squares
2 " squares
3" x 10 " border strips
3" x 33" border strips
B Windsor Blue Stars 6
12
3" squares
2 " squares
C Tan Stars 12
12
8
3" squares
2 " x 4 " rectangles
1 " x 1 " sashing cornerstones
D Jet Stars 10 1 " x 8 " sashing strips


Assembly (1/4" seam allowance throughout):
Instruction Diagram
Step One: Flying Geese Blocks
**Pay close attention to placement of Windsor Blue and Turkey Red Squares**
  • Draw a diagonal line from corner to corner on the wrong side of each 2 Turkey Red and Windsor Blue Square
  • With right sides together, position a Turkey Red Square on the corner of each 2 " x 4 " Tan rectangle (see diagram for correct corner placement). Stitch on the drawn line. Align the " line of a rotary cutting ruler along the stitch line and trim away the excess fabric. Press open towards the darker fabric.
  • With right sides together, position a Windsor Blue Square to the remaining corner of each 2 " x 4 " Tan rectangle. Stitch on the drawn line. Align the " line of a rotary cutting ruler along the stitch line and trim away the excess fabric. Press open towards the darker fabric.



Make 12
Step Two: Pinwheel Blocks
(As an alternative you can use 2 " Finished Triangle Paper)
  • Draw a diagonal line from corner to corner on the wrong side of each 3" Tan square. (top picture)
  • Layer Tan and Windsor 3" squares making sure all edges are even. Stitch " away from the drawn line on each side.
  • Cut on the center line and press towards darker fabric. Trim each square down to 2 " squares.
  • Repeat this step to make 12 Half Square Triangles in Windsor Blue & Tan and 12 Half Square Triangles in Turkey Red & Tan
  • Sew the Half Square Triangles you have just made into pinwheel blocks as shown at right (bottom picture). Press each rows seams in opposing directions.


 
Make 12         Make 12


Make 3 Blocks
Step Three: Assemble Blocks
Align Half Square Triangle, Flying Geese & Pinwheel Blocks according to the following diagram and piece together.




Make 3 Blocks

Step Four: Assemble the Quilt
  • Stitch the blocks together with sashings to form 1 row of 3 blocks and 4 sashing pieces as shown. Press towards the sashing strips.


    Make 1 Row

  • Assemble the sashings and cornerstones to form 2 rows of 3 sashing pieces and 4 cornerstones. Press towards the sashing strips.


  • Make 2 Rows


  • Sew rows together to form three rows with the rows of sashing pieces and cornerstones on the top and bottom as shown below.

  • Attach 3" x 10 " borders to sides of quilt. Press the seams toward the border.
  • Attach 3" x 33" borders to top and bottom of quilt. Press the seams toward the border.
  • Quilt & bind as desired.
    Editor's note: This is a very good project to perfect your stitching in the ditch between borders, sashing and in the lines of your piecing. Use your walking foot for the long straight lines and use your free motion foot for the short straight lines in the piecing. Then add some stars in the outer border. Find a star template for quilting or in a child's book to trace for your pattern.

2004 Kimberly Jolly
Manchaca, Texas
You can find the Moda Marbles Star fabric as well as this kit at www.fatquartershop.com

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