I am a registered nurse working in a residential care plus emergency room facility in a very tiny town. You may not know that nursing is a very stressful job. Creation of beautiful things is my ...
I am a registered nurse working in a residential care plus emergency room facility in a very tiny town. You may not know that nursing is a very stressful job. Creation of beautiful things is my outlet for stress relief. I have been a quilter for many years, and I have recently started to crochet. I have always found it more fun to make up my own patterns, and now I share them with you. I have to charge a small amount to fund my habit.View all patterns by designer (12) »
This pattern uses layer cakes, charm packs, fat quarters, scraps OR yardage. If you're like me, you have a lot of pre-cut fabrics in your sewing room, and you have no idea what to do with them. I kept buying fat quarters, layer cakes and charm packs, and finally I said "Enough!" and decided not to buy any more until I made something with some of them. I have always liked patterns that are not quite what you expect them to be, so the crooked stars appealed to me. I particularly like patterns that you don't have to spend a lot of time matching points. Mostly I look for patterns with squares and rectangles, but although this pattern uses triangles, no fussy techniques are needed to make the points sharp! I love it. There are illustrated instructions for making a twin, double or queen sized quilt included. This is an easy pattern, and it is good for beginners. Fabric Requirements: Fat Quarters: each fat quarter makes 2 blocks Charm Pack: (40 fabrics) each charm pack makes 8 blocks Scraps: 5 - 5" squares per block. Layer Cake: (40 fabrics) each layer cake makes 32 squares Twin Bed: 60" x 74" finished size (15 blocks) Fat Quarters: 8, but you may want more for variety or Charm Packs: (40 squares) 2 or Scraps: 1 5/8 yards assorted fabrics or Layer Cake: 1 also needed: Background: 3 yards assorted fabrics Border: 1 yard Double bed: 74" x 87" finished size (20 blocks) Fat quarters: 9 - 10 or Charm Packs: 3 or Scraps: 2 yards assorted fabrics or Layer Cake: 1 also needed: Background: 3 1/2 yards of assorted light fabrics. Border: 1 yard Queen Bed: 81" x 94" finished size (30 blocks) Fat Quarters: 15 or Charm packs: 4 or Layer Cake: 1 or Scraps: 4 1/2 yards assorted fabrics also needed: Background: 4 5/8 yards assorted fabrics Border: 1 yard