2 Stars A Day Quilt

Monday, April 11, 2022

 At the end of January, I got an itch to play with my
Liberty of London fabric stash again.  It's been a while since 
I made a quilt using Liberty fabrics and it's such a shame to have such beautiful fabrics 
go untouched for any substantial period of time.  (And if you really must see
my first Liberty quilt, click HERE and scroll down.  It's truly one of my favorites.)


So I started playing around but ultimately didn't love the direction I went 
so I set everything aside for a few months to regroup.

As I was eating lunch today (leftover baked penne pasta if you must know...) 
I was inspired to make a Star block; with my Liberty fabrics. 
Which evolved into the idea of making 1 Star block every day for an extended
period of time and to see if you guys wanted to join me!

So I went upstairs to my computer.  Mocked up a 6" Star block in my EQ software.
Made TWO Star blocks.  Liked my Star blocks.
Mocked up a quilt with Star blocks.  And asked if you guys wanted to join me
on Instagram.  It all happened really fast.  When I want to do something I just.get.to.it.
It's a blessing and a curse...


I thought it might be fun to play with two different color backgrounds for the blocks
but you could go as scrappy or unified as you want!  
You are welcome to use this 6" block anytime, in any configuration, and
to make as many as you want!  You can join me for this Two-A-Day
challenge or if now is not a good time for a new project - you can
save this post/pattern for another time.

Here is the simple quilt I mocked up.  I figured if I upped my original plan from 
1 block a day to 2 blocks a day I could have it done in about a month.
(And if you're going to go to all the effort to pull out fabric and cut said fabric - 
you might as well make more than 1 block.  
But I still wanted to keep this a quick, daily project.)


This quilt finishes at 57-1/2" x 72-1/2".

Here's my plan:

Make: 2 Star blocks a day
Start date: 4/18/22
End date: 5/18/22
Total Star blocks: 63 
(1 is extra - could use as a label on the back?)

Materials needed for the above layout:
Cream background and sashing rectangles: 2-1/4 yards
Tan background, sashing squares, and borders: 2-1/8 yards
Assorted bright prints: approximately 2-1/4 yards
Binding: 5/8 yard
Backing: 3-2/3 yards

Click HERE for the very simple instructions.
Oh, and I just decided I will try to do a lot of the cutting prior to next Monday.
That will make it a lot easier to sew 2 blocks a day!


If you decide to join me on this project, tag me on Instagram @gigis_thimble.  
Be sure to use the hashtags #gigisthimblepattern and #twostarsadayquilt when posting 
about this quilt so I don’t miss your version.

I hope you'll join me and I can't wait to see what you make with your Star blocks!
Let me know if you have any questions.

2 comments:

  1. Great idea and plan for using up so many luscious scraps. Star blocks and star quilts are my favorites, so I will certainly be joining in. Thanks for the inspiration
    Sunshine and Smiles, Donna Weeks (aka Momma Llama)

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    1. Glad you're joining the fun! I don't think I have enough star quilts in my life...

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