So, this week’s quilt I named “Starlet”. It kind of reminds me of those black and white photos that have a bit of color added to them. If made up in the sizes described below, the quilt will be 42″ x 54″, so a nice crib/toddler size quilt. You could make it bigger by drafting the squares bigger or by adding more rows of pinwheels and nine-patch flowers.
I liked last week’s palette so much, that I decided to use another Design Seeds
palette this week. Again, it looks so pretty! So much better than I was coming up with on my own. The best dark pink fabric I found was a little more plum, and I liked it anyway.
This quilt has a lot of half-square triangles (HSTs). I am always amazed at what a workhorse that little block is. The rest of the quilt is pretty simple!
If a block size says “finished”, that means that size does not include outer seam allowances. So, for example, below it calls for a 1.5″ finished border, so you would cut 2″ strips for it.
To make the HSTs, use this tutorial
using method 2. To make 3″ finished HSTs, start with 4″ squares, and to make the 2″ HSTs, start from 3″ squares.
With the black it is a little hard to see all the block outlines, so I changed the black to white below to show them all. Also, I know there are more efficient ways to make several of the components in this quilt, but I wanted to keep it simple with just squares and half square triangles so I had less explaining to do.
About Free Pattern Friday:
I am learning how to use EQ7 and trying to stretch my designing and coloring muscles. I wanted to be able to share what I came up with, hence this series. I will list cutting sizes, and anything else that would be critical to figuring it out, but to be able to make this free I am not going to post instructions—you will need to work out the details, like fabric requirements and piecing, on your own.
You can use the free patterns in this series however you want except for to sell the pattern, copy the images, or mass-produce these quilts. All of the blocks I use are either included with EQ (which means they are in the public domain) or they are my own that I am giving permission to use. I would love to hear back if you make anything from these patterns!