Half Asterix Pattern

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Half Asterix Pattern

Pattern Details

Category:

Quilting

Type:

Home Decor

Item:

Blanket/Bedspread

Skill Level:

small skill level requirement Beginner

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 asterixes 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 where 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, but I would probably not choose it as a first project for a beginner. This is a perfect project to dip your toe into paper piecing! There are no inset seams or other scary things. If you have a finished quilt under your belt, you can make this quilt.

This pattern is 19 pages, and is packed full of color illustrations 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 also give general instructions on basting, advice on quilting, and full binding instructions. I included a few alternative layouts as well. There are full-sized templates for all of the pieces. Best of all there is a full-page coloring sheet for you to play with.

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

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Throw, but adaptable to other sizes.

Materials:

  • Accent fabric: 1 yard
  • Background fabric: 3 1/2 yards
  • Binding 1/2 yard
  • Backing 3 2/3 yards
  • Batting 64" square

You Will Also Need:

  • Rotary cutter, mat, and rulers
  • Thread, #90 topstitch needles
  • Printer and paper
  • Freezer paper, thin cardboard, or template plastic
  • Pins or washable glue stick
  • Walking foot or free-motion quilting foot

About Designer

About Designer

Kristin Lawson on craftsy.com

I am a stay-at-home mom to three active kids, a 7 year old girl, a 5 year old boy, and a 3 year old boy. I started quilting when I was pregnant with my first and haven't looked back!

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