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Half Asterisk

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(7) Name: 'Quilting : Half Asterisk
Half Asterisk
Half Asterisk

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Use a rotary cutter, mat, and ruler
  • Stitch an accurate 1/4 inch seam
  • Understand basic quilt construction

Pattern Description:

Perfect for a minimalist, simple, calm room. This pattern reminds me of bamboo leaves. Make the asterisks scrappy and use up fabric from your scrap basket, or go for a more coordinated look. Change it up and make the background more than one color. There is a giant hidden chevron in the pattern which would be great in a contrasting color.

This quilt is completely pieced (not appliqued). I use a combination of templates, rotary cutting, and paper piecing to minimize frustration and fabric wastage. Don't be afraid of the paper piecing--there are precise diagrams for each step and you get perfect shapes every time. In this pattern there is no guessing how to align randomly shaped triangles and then swearing when they don't quite fit. It is actually a fairly quick and easy quilt to sew, and is a perfect project to dip your toe into paper piecing! If you have a finished quilt under your belt, you can make this quilt.

This pattern is packed full of color illustrations (one for every step) and very clear instructions. It is formatted to letter-sized paper for easy printing. I walk you through fabric quantities (for crib, throw, twin, queen, and king sizes), cutting, piecing, and assembling the quilt top. I included a few alternative layouts as well. There are full-sized templates and foundations. Best of all there is a full-page coloring sheet for you to play with.

To see more of what I'm up to, including hearing when new patterns are released, head over to alittlecrispy.com, or follow me on Instagram @CrispyKristin.

This is an original pattern, designed and created by me. It is for personal, non-commercial use only.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Crib: 45" x 45"
  • Throw (pictured): 60" x 60"
  • Twin: 75" x 90"
  • Queen: 90" x 105"
  • King: 105" x 105"


  • Refer to pattern for fabric requirements.

You Will Also Need:

  • Rotary cutter, mat, and rulers
  • Printer and paper
  • Freezer paper, thin cardboard, or template plastic

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