Lodestars quilt pattern


Difficulty: Advanced Intermediate to Advanced

A Lodestar is a guiding star, a shining example, or someone to look up to. Each of the blocks in this quilt is named after an inspirational woman from history who fought for justice, equality, or better treatment for themselves and others, whether it was for women’s rights, marginalized people’s rights, LGBTQ+ rights, or others. If you’d like to learn more about each of these women, follow along on my blog or on Instagram (@CrispyKristin) from 2020 to 2021 as I post about one woman and her block each week.

There are 104 different 5″ foundation paper-pieced blocks in this quilt, and they are all tied together by the same center star. The blocks range in difficulty from advanced intermediate to advanced. All of the foundation pieces for each block fit on one sheet of paper, and all the foundation pages are in one easy-to-print letter-sized PDF. The pattern assumes that you know how to do foundation paper piecing, but tips and tricks for reducing fabric waste and improving accuracy are inside.

Also included: assembly instructions for each block, a color swatch worksheet, a color layout planning worksheet, a large coloring sheet, and a list of the exact fabrics that were used in the cover quilt.

In honor of the women who inspired this quilt, $10 from every pattern sold will be donated to the Southern Poverty Law Center.

The cover quilt was beautifully quilted by Darci Read of Field Trip Quilting.

This pattern is a digital PDF pattern. After purchase, you will get an email with a link enabling you to download the pattern. This link will expire after 30 days.


    Sizes included

    Throw (pictured on cover): 60″ x 71″


    Pattern features

    • Clear instructions
    • Illustrations for every block
    • Assembly instructions for every block
    • Fabric swatch worksheet and layout planner
    • Coloring sheet
    • Formatted to letter-sized paper for easy printing
    This pattern is for personal, non-commercial use only. Group/guild licenses are available; please contact me for more info.