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Anne Marcellis has been quilting for 12 years and has, like many women, tried every new craft that has come along, but found her passion in quilting. Her mother taught her to sew and to embroider ...

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STARSHINE-Anne Marcellis

from Sam Quilt Designs
(7) Name: 'Quilting : STARSHINE-Anne Marcellis

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Sew 1/4" seam allowance
  • Working knowledge of sewing machine

Pattern Description:

This quilt was designed for that man in your life-or not! Let's face it. Men don't like to sleep under flowery and girly quilts. This quilt, Starshine, is the perfect solution. Use light and dark batik jelly rolls or your own stash. Of course, this pattern can be adapted for anyone else by using other fabric choices and great for a stash buster.

Starshine was designed so the top 2 rows cover the pillow area displaying the handsome paper foundation star in the center. This variation of New York Beauty is user friendly to make. The star points are paper pieced. Use Anne's freezer paper method of applique with no raw edges or difficult curved seams to sew to complete the star.

This is so easy and fun to make!

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 65" x 86"
  • Twin size


  • 6" x 24" ruler
  • 4 1/2" x 4 1/2" ruler
  • Freezer paper: (1) 18" x 20" square
  • Ricky Tim's' Stable Stuff or foundation paper or copy paper
  • Add-a-Quarter ruler
  • 5 light/5 dark fabrics 1/4 yard each
  • OR 1 1/2 jelly rolls of (1/2) light and (1/2) dark fabrics for blocks
  • OR your stash
  • Brown: 4" x 4" for star center
  • Turquoise: 2/3 yard-border
  • Gold: 2/3 yard for star background
  • Light blue: 1/4 yard for star center background
  • Dark blue: 1 2/3 yards for sashing and star background
  • Dark green: 1 1/4 yards for sashing and star background
  • Dark red: 2/3 yard for sashing border
  • Brown: 4" x 4" for star center
  • /2 squares (top & bottom- [2] 31/4" x 24" light and dark each
  • Backing:5 1/4 yards-9 assorted fabric colors for star inner & outer points. (1) ea 2" x 18"
  • Backing:5 1/4 yards-9 assorted fabric colors for star inner & outer points. (1) ea 2" x 18"
  • Binding: 1 yard
  • Batting: twin bed size

You Will Also Need:

  • Seam ripper (hopefully not!)
  • My patterns include lots of pictures and diagrams, therefore, they are a lot longer.