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One-Block Merry Christmas Star Quilt

This is a very quick Christmas-themed project that makes either a great gift or a charming decoration. The one-color Merry Christmas design is used in the center of the star.

The finished size is 12" x 12".

One-Block Merry Christmas Star Quilt image 1

You will need

  • embroidery thread (either polyester or rayon),
  • light- to medium-weight cut-away stabilizer,
  • left-overs of 4 cotton fabrics, one of them should be light,
  • fabric for the binding ( we choose light golden yellow to match the color of the embroidery),
  • batting and backing,
  • quilting threads to match the fabrics,
  • quilter's ruler and rotary cutter (or graphic pencil and sharp scissors).

Cutting:

Out of light-colored fabric (we used lilac), cut

  • 4 squares measuring 2 1/2" x 2 1/2" and
  • 4 strips measuring 2 1/2" x 4 1/2".
Out of the fabric for the star we used dark purple), cut
  • 1 square 4 1/2" x 4 1/2" and
  • 8 squares 2 1/2" x 2 1/2".
Out of the first fabric for the borders (we used purple), cut 2 strips measuring 2 1/2" x 8 1/2"
Out of the second fabric for the borders (we used red), cut 2 strips measuring 2 1/2" x 12 1/2".

Assembly of the Star Block:

For the star, you need to sew four "flying geese" strips. For each strips, take one light 2 1/2" x 4 1/2" rectangles and two dark purple 2 1/2" x 2 1/2" squares.

Position the rectangle on your working table, face up. Position one of the squares, face down, on the left of the rectangle. Align the sides.

With a thin graphic pencil, draw a diagonal to connect the upper right corner and the lower left corner.

One-Block Merry Christmas Star Quilt

Machine stitch along the diagonal.
Cut the excess fabric, leaving 1/4" seam allowance.
Unfold the square and press

One-Block Merry Christmas Star Quilt

Repeat for the other side of the strip.
You will need 4 such flying geese parts.

One-Block Merry Christmas Star Quilt

Sew two of the "flying geese" strips to left and right edges of the central 4 1/2" x 4 1/2" block.

One-Block Merry Christmas Star Quilt

Take two "flying geese" strips and four light-colored 2 1/2" x 2 1/2" squares. Sew a square to each end of the "flying geese".

One-Block Merry Christmas Star Quilt

Sew these strips to the top and bottom edges of the central part.

One-Block Merry Christmas Star Quilt

Sew the 2 1/2" x 8 1/2" strips to the upper and lower edges of the block.

One-Block Merry Christmas Star Quilt

Sew the 2 1/2" x 12 1/2" strips to the left and right edges of the block.

One-Block Merry Christmas Star Quilt

Embroidery:

Stabilize the center of the block with light-weight cut-away stabilizer for embroidery. Upload the Merry Christmas design into the machine and embroider it with any color you need. We used yellow gold thread.

One-Block Merry Christmas Star Quilt image 2

Quilting and Finishing:

Now place the backing on a flat surface (table) face down. Cover with batting. Spread your working piece over it.

Pin all three layers together with 1" pins and start quilting. We quilted in a free motion style all over the quilt. If you feel comfortable with metallic thread, use it for quilting to add some sparkle to the surface.

One-Block Merry Christmas Star Quilt image 3

After the quilting is finished, press the work with heavy steam and square the work -- all corners should be 90 degrees and opposite sides should be of the same length.

Finish the raw edges with the binding.

One-Block Merry Christmas Star Quilt image 4


Your quilt is done. Enjoy!

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