I just got back from Spring Quilt Market in Minneapolis and was thinking about how many different types of star quilts I saw there. Stars are so versatile and are great designs for beginners as well as intermediate and advanced quilters.
I remembered a post on our blog last month that showed several different types of star quilts. That post featured some great quilts, and I thought I’d share a few more with all of you. And if you’re really inspired to make one of these quilts, kits are available. What could be easier than that?
If you’re looking for a quick and easy star quilt pattern, try Falling Stars. It’s a simple star block and great for beginners.
Another quilt I like is Wishing Star. It’s a little more detailed than Falling Stars, but still quite easy.
I love quilts designed by Nancy Mahoney, and Double Stars is one of my favorites.
It’s a little different than many of the star quilts you see, and is a stunning quilt that is not hard to make.
Splendid Stars by Amy Ellis is another one of my favorite star quilts. It features easy string piecing in the blocks. It was featured on our PBS show, ”Fons & Porter’s Love of Quilting.”
If you have a stash of fabric (and what quilter doesn’t?) digital patterns are available for all of these quilts.
I’m going to be working on a star quilt over the Memorial Day weekend. So stay tuned—it will be appearing in an issue of Love of Quilting magazine in 2016.
I hope you’ll find some time to make a star quilt too!
~ Jean Nolte