What’s Your Favorite Star Quilt Pattern?

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.

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Another quilt I like is Wishing Star. It’s a little more detailed than Falling Stars, but still quite easy.

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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.

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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.”

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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

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