the Cottage Christmas QAL – the Star Crossed Block

Welcome back to our Cottage Christmas Quilt Along here on Sally’s Angelworks, Silly Mama Quilts, and the Intrepid Thread. I hope you’ve started on your bed runner, lap quilt, or table runner using this gorgeous Cottage fabric from Tilda Fabrics. If not, it’s not too late!!! You can start with this very block today!

Here’s the bed runner version of this QAL that I’m doing:

Last week, we made the Cross and Crown block on Julie’s Blog (the red ones!). This week we are doing the Star Crossed block (the blue ones!). The main measurements are for the Bed Runner and Lap Quilt. The measurements in the parenthesis are for the table runner. Here’s the tutorial:

Printable PDF – the Star Crossed Block

Cutting:

Blue Cottage Fabric

1 strip – 3” x WOF (2” strip)

   Subcut into 4 – 3” squares (2” squares)

               and 8 – 2.5” squares (1.5” squares)

White Background Fabric

1 strip – 3” x WOF (2” strip)

   Subcut into 4 – 3” squares (2” squares)

                      9 – 2.5” squares (1.5” squares)

Sewing:

  1. 1. Mark a diagonal line on the 4 – 3” background squares.

2. Take your marked squares and place them together with the blue fabric and sew a 1/4” seam on either side of the line you’ve drawn. Cut your blocks on the line.

3. Trim your blocks down to 2.5” (1.5”)

4. Lay out your blocks in rows as pictured:

5. Sew your block together in rows.

6. Sew your rows together nesting the seams together.

Yay! For the bed runner, make 5 star crossed blocks. For the lap size, make 9 blocks. And for the table runner, make 2 or 3 with the smaller measurements. And enjoy every moment of your making!

Check out our blogs for more information about the Quilt Along:

http://www.sallysangelworks.com

http://www.sillymamaquilts.com

http://www.intrepidthread.com

Make sure you drop by Brooke’s and Julie’s blogs to see their blocks!! And next week, Brooke will have the tutorial for the tree. So fun!!

Leave a comment to let us know you are sewing along with us. This is such a fun project!

Blessings,

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a homeschooling mom of 4 who is addicted to God, her husband, creating music, and quilting...lots and lots of quilting!

Comments

  1. Reply

    Thanks so much for this Quilt along! This is the first time I’ve tried a quilt along, I’ve just always done my own thing up until now, but this looked like fun, and I’ve always wanted a Christmas quilt. I’m a bit behind already, I was having trouble deciding on my white background fabric. Now that I’ve made my choices, I’m ready to roll. This week I’ll be sewing both the red and blue blocks. Can’t wait to see the tree pattern! Again thank you all for this interesting and beautiful project.

    1. Reply

      Thanks for joining us, Cindy!!! You’re going to love the end result, for sure!! Can’t wait to see yours!!

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