Seven Starry Sisters is a variation of the traditional design. Blocks are to bring the stars closer together and sashing strips add dash of color.
My quilt feels like the 4th of July, but change the blue sashing to green and it would feel like Christmas. No matter how you make it, I think you will really enjoy this quilt.
Included in the 20-page digital pattern are:
- A full-size black and white pattern for the Seven Starry Sisters block (sashed blocks are 12" x 14"). Please note that the pattern pages are on 8 1/2" x 11" pages that must be trimmed and taped together to make the full-sized pattern.
- Yardage and cutting instructions for the 38" x 47" quilt.
- Cutting instructions (with detailed photos) for this hexagonal block using the Hex N More RulerÂ
- Template and overlay instructions
- Y-seam sewing instructions
- A color photo of the whole quilt, and more!
Digital Downloads are delivered directly to your computer as PDF files that you can save and print on your own printer.
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The history of my quilt...
In the 1990s, when Piece O' Cake was in its early days, my Mom volunteered to make these blocks for me. Years passed. I forgot about them but every now and then Mom would get another block appliqued.
When she moved to Texas a few years ago, Mom gave me the blocks, both finished and not. I found the blocks on the weekend of July 4th, 2014, only days ago as I write this. I realized that, not surprisingly, my taste in color has evolved over time. I chose the blocks that I liked the best and decided to make a quilt, now!
Mom was new to applique and her blocks were not all the same size; some stars had moved around a little. I decided to add sashing to each block so that I could trim them all to the same size. (If you look closely, you'll see that my sashing widths vary from block to block.)
The sashing began as a solution to a problem but it turned into an important design element. The sashing strips add definition to the blocks and gives a place to add an accent color. Sometimes necessity is truly the mother of invention!
This quilt will always remind me of my Mom and the 4th of July. I hope that your quilt will have a special meaning for you as well!