Scrappy Star Quilt Tutorial

Monday, April 29, 2013

Scrappy Star Quilt Tutorial - In Color Order
Happy Monday! Today I've got a fun Scrappy Star Quilt that comes together really fast by taking advantage of giant blocks!  It's a twist on my Giant Vintage Star Quilt Tutorial! This is a fun summery quilt, perfect for a picnic at the park or a quick gift! It's a healthy throw size finishing at 68" square!

This was originally published as a guest tutorial on the Art Gallery Fabrics Blog.

Scrappy Star Quilt Tutorial - In Color Order
I'm using my fabric line with Art Gallery Fabrics, Color Me Retro, for this quilt! I paired it with my favorite Pure Element solid, Lemonade!

Sewing Level: Beginner Friendly

Materials:
- 10 fat quarters of Color Me Retro
- 1 1/2 yards of Pure Element solid in Lemonade
- 4 1/4 yards of backing fabric
- 2 1/4 yards of 90” wide batting
- 1/2 yard of binding fabric
- Coordinating thread

Finished Size: Approx 68" square
Seam Allowance: 1/4" unless otherwise noted

Cutting:

(WOF = Width of Fabric)

From each print:
- Cut (1) 18”x18” square

From solid fabric:
- Cut (3) 18”xWOF strips
- Subcut each strip into (2) 18”x18” squares

Instructions:

Scrappy Star Quilt Tutorial - In Color Order
Scrappy Star Quilt Tutorial, a photo by Jeni Baker on Flickr.
1. Cut each of the 18” squares and cut in half along the diagonal. A 24” ruler isn’t long
enough, you can extend it temporarily by taping another ruler to one end. You should
have a total of 20 print triangles and 12 solid triangles.

Scrappy Star Quilt Tutorial - In Color Order
Scrappy Star Quilt Tutorial, a photo by Jeni Baker on Flickr.
2. Sew pairs of triangles together to create 16 blocks. First pair up solid triangles with
print triangles, then pair up remaining print triangles. Press seams open.

Scrappy Star Quilt Tutorial - In Color Order
Scrappy Star Quilt Tutorial, a photo by Jeni Baker on Flickr.
3. Arrange blocks using the diagram above. Sew blocks together in each row. Press
seams in one direction, alternating every other row.

Scrappy Star Quilt Tutorial - In Color Order
4. Sew rows together. Press seams open.

Scrappy Star Quilt Tutorial - In Color Order
Scrappy Star Quilt Tutorial - In Color Order
Baste, quilt, bind and enjoy! For more photos and info about the finished quilt, see here.

If you make this quilt, I hope you'll add a photo to the In Color Order Flickr Group!

Happy Sewing!

176 comments :

Samantha said...

I would love a bundle of you lovely fabrics :) Cute quilt!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Your Color Me Retro Fabric is amazing! I own one yard and would love to win some more to make a quilt.

Sarah @ sarahquilts.com said...

Love your fabric line! Thanks.

Catrin Lewis said...

Love the collection and a very striking simple quilt top! wouldn't mind having a try myself....

Cheryl said...

Love the red with the lemonade.

Unknown said...

What a great collection. Think you!

Unknown said...

What a great collection. Thank you.

Caroline said...

Oh yes please! Throwing my hat in :)

Jill said...

Such happy colors!

pippablue said...

Fingers crossed, I love your fabric!

Jess said...

Love this! Perfect for a quick-ish gift I need to make. Thanks!

Miggsie said...

Another fun use of Color Me Retro - love it!

janequiltsslowly said...

I was just at Art Galley Fabrics's blog and saw your great tutorial. I really love this fabric, hoping this is my lucky day.

LizzyD said...

It's so happy and vintage-y. Love it!

Aideen said...

I love the retro prints, they re in the same league as Orla Kiely's, just gorgeous!

Ella said...

That's a super happy quilt!

Anna said...

oh I love this one jeni! So cute and cheery and summery - I neeeed more of that in my life. :)

Unknown said...

Gorgeous! Love your fabrics :)

www.randomthoughtsdoordi.com said...

I love your fabric and can hardly wait to see what is next for you.

kbzelazny said...

Why yes, I would like to win some Color Me Retro! In fact, I'd love it! Thanks for the fabulous tutorial.

tutto a posto said...

Great fabric, I would love some fat quarters. Thank you for the give away!

Meredith said...

love Color Me Retro! Would love to win some FQ!

marcella said...

What a fun and summery looking quilt! I really need to learn to sew faster - there are too many tempting projects to keep up with :-)

james and bess said...

fun giveaway! and thanks for the quilt tute - i love a quick and satisfying project! :)

bess

SarahZ said...

Of Course I would LOVE to win a fat quarter bundle of your fabric!!!!

Abby said...

What a fun tutorial - and thanks for the fun giveaway!

Katie said...

beautiful fabric and great scrappy star.

Jenny said...

just loving the bright colors in your fabrics Jeni

Gina said...

So cute, Jeni! Live the new line :)

Gina said...

*Love

Angie said...

I am determined to eventually make this quilt for me. :D Every time I see it I fall in love all over again. :) I would love to be entered for the fabric.

Unknown said...

It would be awesome to win a bundle of your gorgeous fabric! Thanks for another great tutorial!

Catherine said...

They are lovely fabrics and thanks for offering this giveway. Fingers crossed:-)

Melinda said...

Ooh, I definitely want to try this for a baby quilt!

Joyce said...

You are so talented...love your fabric line.

Cecilia said...

This would make a great charity quilt for kids. Thanks for the tutorial and for the chance to win some of your cute fabric. I follow the AGF blog and I like AGF on Facebook.

RobotMomSews said...

I recently made TWO giant star quilts using your tutorial! I LOVE it! It's so easy and looks beautiful! Congrats on your line of fabric!

Gidget and Guido said...

I'd love to win this!!!! Love this quilt!!?

Michala said...

I really enjoyed making your Giant Vintage Star quilt so I'm definitely going to have a go at this!

Michala said...

I follow Art Gallery Fabrics on Facebook.

Nina said...

Your fabric is so sweet. Thanks!

Unknown said...

I love it and before I even began to ready it I knew that was Color Me Retro that was used. I really like Color Me Retro and thank you for the chance to win a fat quarter bundle.

Roberta Cogan said...

I love this bright and happy fabric! I follow you on Bloglovin!

Anonymous said...

love the idea of a picnic quilt, I follow AGF on facebook

mindingmomma(at)aol(dot)com

fenna said...

such fun fabric :)

Pontos da Flávia said...

Beautiful Scrappy star... i love it!

Beth said...

Thanks for the tutorial. I'm ready to get started!

I follow AGF on Twitter and on their blog, and left them a love note.

jan said...

Sew cute! Thank you for the chance at the FQ bundle. Thats awesome!
Jan

Margaret said...

Fabulous! So simple. I can picture this quilt in so many different fabric combos.

Anonymous said...

Love this quilt project and love the fabric line!

robin said...

Those fabrics are very cute - especially since they use my favorite colors!

Heidi [Banks of Frog Creek] said...

I love your fabric line!!

Gnomemade said...

Love the tutorial and the fabric! Thanks for the chance to win!

Tennjenny said...

Yes, I'd love to win, thanks! I have made your giant vintage star and may have to make this one as well.

Sarah said...

I would love some of your fabric...so cute...thanks for the chance.

Anita said...

Love your new updated scrappy star! Thanks for the giveaway :)

Allison said...

your fabrics are so much fun, I'd love to win a bundle! thanks for the giveaway!

Renee said...

Fun quilt! I follow AG on pinterest and follow their blog :-)

Barb said...

Love your big block quilts!

Jessica said...

I'd love to win! I follow both Pinterest and their blog!

Unknown said...

Ohhhhh... I love Color Me Retro! Such pretty colors. :)

Linda Crosby said...

So vintage, love it alot.Thanks for the chance to win

JoAnn said...

Love your line of fabrics Jen!

Chrissy said...

Yes please.

Kirsten said...

Gorgeous - I love how well your Color Me Retro fabrics go with the Lemonade solids!

Jenn said...

Great tutorial, and I'd love to win a bundle of your gorgeous fabric!

barbaradougherty126 said...

oooo, I would love to win your fabric! So pretty!
Thanks

Gale, Ky quilter said...

I would love to win this gorgeous fabric!

Gale, Ky quilter said...
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Gale, Ky quilter said...

I already follow AGF on facebook.

Allison C said...

Love your fabric designs!

AnnieK said...

I love the effect of the giant block...it looks like the perfect design for a lovely picnic quilt...or maybe I'm just in the mood because of this lovely spring day, ;-)

giddy99 said...

What a fun quilt! Your original giant star tutorial was my first quilt EVER (fantastic tutorial on that one, too)! :)

Diana said...

Love your fabric, great giant star. Thanks for the giveaway.

Sewing Mom said...

Oh, I'd love to win! I follow Art Gallery on Pinterest too!

Trudie said...

I love this quilt.

sparrow said...

I do love the colours so much! What a great giveaway, thank you!

Hannah said...

I would love to win fat quarters of color me retro!

Pamela said...

I love the way you put that star together. The yellow makes the star really pop! Thanks for the inspiration!

Carla G said...

Love this quilt! Thanks for the tutorial! :)

Angie said...

Thanks for the tutorial! I love all the fabrics in your first line...so bright and fun! Can't wait for your next line. :) amhalverson(at)gmail(dot)com

n Carter said...

I love the colors in this bundle.

Anonymous said...

Love the fabric bundle choice. Color me retro is so much fun :-) ml_wilkie(at)hotmail(dot)com

Becky N said...

Oooooh! I would love to win your fabrics!!! PLEASE, oh PLEASE pick me!

Annabanana said...

Love your fabrics, Jeni ! You must be so pleased...can't wait to see your future collections!

B Greene said...

Great design and wonderful, wonderful fabrics! Thanks for the chance to win (I follow you and AGF, of course).

scottylover said...

Love this pattern! It would make a great quick baby quilt. Sure could have used it a couple of weeks ago! :)

Sandy A

scottylover said...

Oh, and I follow AGF on FB and their blog and I follow your blog, too!

Heather B said...

LOVE this quilt! Thanks for sharing and for the great giveaway!
mrs(dot)hbraun(at)gmail(dot)com

Amy said...

Bet that does come together quick!

wonderlandbyalyce said...

Thanks for the giveaway! I already have a fat quarter bundle of your line, Color Me Retro, but I want more! I follow AGF on FB and subscribe to their blog. wonderlandbyalyce at gmail dot com

Curly Anna Quilts said...

The kids and I could sure use a new picnic throw to sit by the pond in central park! Color Me Retro would make us easy to find on busier days.

Michelle said...

Ooooo...that fabric is delish!

Annette said...

I adore your style!

TADVR said...

LOVE the fabric, thanks for the opportunity to win some.

Vicky said...

You bet I'd love to win these fabulous prints. The take me back to the glory days of mid-fifties. I love your blog!

Cara said...

Oh how I would love to win! I am definitely making this quilt! Its fantastic. Such a great modern take on a classic!

DeborahGun said...

I love your fabric - and would love to win some! I follow AGF on FB (Deborah Gunthorpe) and am an email subscriber to their blog, and to yours!

Nortiness said...

What a beautiful collection! Love it!

I follow You and AGF on FB! :)

Martina said...

Beautiful! Love your star! I follow AGF on bloglovin and your blog on GfC

CathyK said...

Love that star! It is so cheery! I would just love to win that gorgeous fabric!! I follow AGF on FB and I follow their blog.

ErikawithaK said...

Thank you! I would love to sew up these pretty fabrics!

Fran said...

This pattern looks so good made with your fabrics! Thanks for the chance to win (I follow AGF on Twitter).

jennyg said...

I love the bright fabric colors

Unknown said...

I wish I win the bundle. Color me retro is one of my favorite designs!

JoyceLM said...

Thanks for the great tutorial & thanks for the chance to win.

Christi said...

I love your fabric line and am doing your Star BOM with this fabric! Just heard you this morning on APQ podcast too~I am a little behind on my podcast :)

Fan4may said...

Love the quilt and your beautiful fabrics. Fan4may at aol dot com

Heidi said...

I would be delighted to receive this little bundle in my mailbox! Thanks for the chance.

Unknown said...

I've seen sooo many quilting/sewing projects using Color Me Retro and would love to win some of those cool fabrics.

Unknown said...

I would love to win that fat quarter bundle! Love your colors. Thx for an awesome giveaway!

Knotted Nest said...

Love the collection! I've got so many projects it would be perfect for. Thanks for the opportunity :)

annemarie said...

I would be so thrilled to win!

Sophia1 said...

Love your fabric! thanks for the giveaway!

S Staum said...

Love this quilt design! Thanks for the great tutorial! I've got two grandbabies on the way this summer. I better get busy sewing!

tealeafquilts said...

A free bundle would be lovely.

Elsa said...

Love your new fabric line and would love to win fat quarters of it!
thanks for the giveaway.

Cupcake said...

Your fabric is bright and cheery. I am grateful for the chance to win. Dacia R.

April Shae said...

I love the concept of the quilt being one giant block!!!! This is a wonderful idea to show off fabric with large prints!! Thanks for sharing!

booboomac said...

Love the bundle! Thanks for a chance!

KatieQ said...

Thanks for the great tutorial and the chance to win the yummy fabric.

Betty B said...

Would love to win this bundle. Thanks!

Joyce said...

Thanks for the tutorial. Love your fabrics. Would make a good concert quilt.

Jayme said...

Very fun tutorial!!!! Thx for sharing!!!

MaterialGirlQuilts said...

Love your fabrics and would love this bundle! I also happily follow AGF on Facebook and subscribe to their blog. Thanks for the tutorial.
Amanda

legato1958 said...

Thanks for the great tutorial! Crossing my fingers to win this bundle!!
Susie
legato1958@aol.com

Unknown said...

I would love to win some of your delicious fabrics :)

amy and the bad cats said...

i'd love to win! I follow AGF on Pinterest!

barb said...

I would love to win and make a pretty chemo quilt for myself. babscorbitt@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

I love Color Me Retro, and would love to win this bundle!

Unknown said...

Thanks so much for the chance to win!

Brooke Crook said...

I am loving your fabric line so much! And I love the twist on the quilt!

Mareenchen said...

oooh, pretty pretty please!

Allison Sews said...

Uh, yes, yes I would LOVE to win a bundle of Color Me Retro! Thanks for the tutorial and giveaway.

Unknown said...

My fingers are crossed and my stash is hoping to win!

knottygnome said...

great tutorial, thanks!

Bri said...

I would love to win your fabrics! So pretty...

Pinspot said...

What a fun twist on your giant star quilt! So cheery!

Unknown said...

I'd love to win! I'm using my stack of your fabric for my Farmers Wife but I'd love to have some to save away! :)

mrsrachelsbooth{at]gmail{dot}com

Unknown said...

I follow AGF - they are awesome! :)

mrsrachelsbooth{at]gmail{dot}com

Unknown said...

I subscribe to the AGF blog - and commented over there! :)

mrsrachelsbooth{at]gmail{dot}com

Marisa said...

I just love love love Color Me Retro-thanks for the opportunity!
mmckee@wi.rr.com

erin mcsweeney said...

love color me retro

Marcia W. said...

I would love to win a bundle of your Color Me Retro fabric collection. That big block quilt is wonderful!
I follow AGF on Pinterest, liked on FB, and subscribe to their blog... so have all the AGF bases covered.

cnydalynn said...

I LOOOOOOOOVE your color me retro and I love this pattern with it. I am a sucker for it... I have made it many time before but not quite like this and with CMR! :)

Unknown said...

I love this quilt. Your Color Me Retro line is spot on for it. I hope I win!! :)

Kathie said...

Certainly I'd like to win some Color Me Retro! Thanks for the opportunity

Laikabear said...

I love the quilt but I didn't see the star at first! It looked like an X to me. :) I thought "maybe that's the back." I kept staring at it and then AHA! I saw the star. :)

Marcia W. said...

I found them! I most definitely want to win Color Me Retro bundle from your new AGF collection. I like your big block quilt project of today too!

Denise said...

It's going to snow here again in North Iowa ...happy May Day! So today it was great to see so much color in your Vintage Star pattern. Thank you for sharing!

Unknown said...

Love this and love your fabric line!

Paula Lemos said...

I love your fabric, so colorful and happy! Please count me in, thanks!
ap_lemos at yahoo dot com

Unknown said...

I love this & would love even more to win!

EmileeHope said...

Such a cute fabric line! Thanks fora chance to win some!

Donna Baker said...

love this big scrappy quilt - tfs! I follow AGF on FB and subscribe to their blog.

qltmom9 said...

Oh, how I would love to work with those fabulous fabs.~ Please, draw my name.

Lucy (in IN)

LauraH said...

What a great quilt! I love your fabric line!
Thanks!

Janet M said...

I love the large block design that lets the fabric do the talking!

Stephanie C. said...

Love this!

Anne said...

Great fabric choices. Thanks for the chance.

Shar said...

I love this pattern. I need to make a quilt quickly this week and I think this is what I'm going to do!

mary mahoo said...

Love your fabric & this quilt shows it off perfectly! Thanks for the tutorial & the chance to win.

Alyce @ Blossom Heart Quilts said...

Oh yes please! What a fun summery project! Thank you.

Anonymous said...

Would LOVE to play with that bundle!!

Sharon Huffman said...

I LOVE your retro line!

lvkwilt said...

Love your line and Art Gallery fabrics in general. The hand is so superior to some of the other lines. Thanks for the giveaway!!

Anonymous said...

I really like your quilt and your blog in general and seeing pictures of your bunny.

andri. said...

I love your line and that quilt looks really nice! :)

Betsy said...

Thank you for the chance to win some lovely fabrics.

Roberta said...

Love the bright colors!

Nikki said...

What a fun quilt top! Thanks for the chance to get some lovely fabric!

contentncm said...

Just came from Christ Quilts. Love your blog and joined you on blogger. Thanks for the give away chance...
contentncm at yahoo dot com

Unknown said...

I just finished a quilt top in Color Me Retro which is going to be a graduation gift.
I LOVE this fabric, the colors are so clear and the hand is AMAZING!
I cannot get enough of Color Me Retro!!
Thnk you for the giveaway.

Lori said...

Thank you for the giveaway! I love the look of this fabric!

Tricia B said...

I'm feeling lucky! I love your blog! I check it out 2-3 times a week. I have also recommended it to many of my quilty friend. Thanks!

k8tbug5280 said...

What a great giveaway, just love your fabric line! Thanks a bunch!