One Star Wonder- A Free Pattern!

Hiya friends!  Happy merry cheery holidays to you!  I’m hopping on the blog  today to share about a really fun, simple baby quilt I stitched up recently, and because it’s the holidays and we’re all on the hunt for quick, handmade gift ideas, thought I’d share the pattern as well, in case you want to make one!  I made this quilt for a fun little class I taught a my favorite local shop this fall, and am stitching up a couple more during my holiday sewing, as new-baby gifts.

One Star Wonder 01

One Star Wonder 02

I just love this idea of a single quilt block, blown up huge!  And while you certainly can quilt and bind it as usual, I chose to try a different route for mine- turning it and top stitching around the edge, then tying it with embroidery floss.  It’s so rare that I will turn and tie a quilt (I do love gorgeous quilting and tidy bindings), but it worked great for this project for two reasons: first, I wanted students, who were beginner quilters, to be able to completely finish their quilts in the class.  And secondly, I really like this fresh, less fussy option for a quick project.  No quilting or binding really makes the quilt more casual and I think crosses it over into “blanket” category.  I used lightweight batting in mine, but I love the idea of using flannel instead of batting for a super light, more portable blankie…easily tucked into a diaper bag or carseat.

One Star Wonder 04

One Star Wonder 05

In the pattern, I use the drawn-line method to make the half square triangles in pairs.  Since I wanted 4 different prints in the center diamond, that meant I had 4 extras- perfect for the back!  The quilt is 40.5″ X 40.5″, so just a tad too big for a single unpieced back…but you know me, I love adding a strip of extra blocks on the back!

One Star Wonder 03

I don’t have a step-by-step tutorial for you this time, but thought you’d still enjoy the written pattern, including all of the measurements, cutting and stitching instructions to construct the top as well as add the back and finish it the way I mine.

If you make one, I wanna see it!!!  Post a pic in my Flickr group!

Merry Christmas you guys!  Wherever you are, wishing you sweet simplicity and peace.

XO

Comments

  1. Thank you Amy and a very Merry Christmas to you and yours! xoxo

  2. I enjoy all your post and websites

  3. Nice little quilt – for a baby or charity. It would also look great as a tree skirt.

  4. Amy, Thank you so much for sharing your ideas, quilting wisdom and your precious family. Have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, too. Jo Ann R.

  5. Thanks so much, Amy! You always have such great ideas.
    Merry Christmas!

  6. Merry Christmas to you and your family, too!

  7. Great quilt. I’ll print the instructions on this one for sure. Merry Christmas to the Gibson house whole.

  8. Bonnie Brunner says:

    Love this pattern. Would make a beautiful tablecloth/centerpiece for a small table too. What wonderful possibilities. Hope you and yours have a wonderful Christmas and a happy New Year.

  9. Thank you for your pattern for this quilt. It could be used in so many different things and I like the idea of being able to put it together quickly. Also thanks for all of your friendly newsy blogs and sharing your ideas and family. Merry Christmas to you all and I look forward to spending 2014 with you again in the BOM club!

  10. What a great project, thanks for sharing Amy!

  11. Gisela Graeser says:

    Have a blessed Christmas to you and your lovely family :)

  12. Marion Knights says:

    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and your family. Thanks for sharing this quick pattern. In my neighbourhood we have had 5 new babies in the past two months and several more due. I have run out of fast quilt patterns and this will be a great help.

  13. You’ve done it again Amy! This is so cute, I just love it. Rocky might finally get his own little quilt! I like the idea of using flannel or fleecein the place of batting.

  14. Merry Christmas, Amy! What a wonderful idea and particularly timely for me. Just learned I am going to be a grandmother next summer. Promised not to buy or sew until Feb. 1, but lookout February!

  15. Thanks for the quilt pattern ~ love stars!
    Have a lovely holiday with your family and friends!

  16. Would it be all right to link this post to a group Amy. There is a baby blanket charity drive going on in our group and would love to share this pattern.

  17. Merry Christmas!! What a great quilt thanks for sharing the pattern.

  18. Perfect! Thank you for sharing this! Merry Christmas to you and your lovely family :)

  19. Wonderful! Thanks so much!

  20. Thanks so much for sharing. I love blowing blocks up. And this is one of my favorite blocks! I have several friends that are due in the coming months, this will be great to make!

  21. Merry Christmas to you and your family. Thank you so much for sharing your talent.

  22. Thank you so much! I needed a quick pattern for a gift for a new grand nephew. The brother is getting a great I Spy quilt in celebration of becoming a big brother, but I was at a loss for a quick and easy baby quilt that I liked. Love the idea of soft flannel in place of batting. I can see this pattern being used again and again. Merry Christmas to you and your family. :-)

  23. OK. Wow. I’m waiting on delivery of my new sewing machine and this just became my first project on it, no doubt. Thank you! Tick Tock. I can hardly wait!

  24. Love this star design. Thanks for the pattern.
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