2.05.2015

How to: Constellation Quilt Block - 30 Days of Sewing Quilt Blocks

Hey there! Today is day 24 in our 30 Days of Sewing Quilt Blocks! Just six more blocks to go! Crazy how fast this has gone by. From the feedback that I've received about this I'm about 99% sure I'm going to continue this on, after the 30 days but maybe just once or twice a week. I'm just trying to figure out what will work best. YAY!

Today's quilt block is;
Constellation
Cutting:
(This block will finish at 12"x12" square.)
White fabric - 6 - 3 7/8"x3 7/8" squares
(draw a diagonal line from corner to corner on the wrong side of these)
Teal fabric - 4 - 3 7/8"x3 7/8" squares
(draw a diagonal line from corner to corner on the wrong side of these)
Gray fabric - 2 - 3 7/8"x3 7/8" squares
Plum fabric - 4 - 3 7/8"x3 7/8" squares

Sewing:
Place one white and one gray 3 7/8"x3 7/8" square right sides together.
Stitch 1/4" on both sides of the draw line.
Cut on the draw line.
Press toward the darker fabric.
Repeat this process, making four gray and white half square triangle blocks.
Make four teal and white half square triangle blocks.
Make four plum and white half square triangle blocks.
Make four teal and plum half square triangle blocks.
Sew one teal and white, two teal and plum and one plum and white half square triangle unit together. Refer to illustration above for placement.
Press.
Make two of these units exactly the same.
Sew one gray and white, one plum and white, one teal and white and one gray and white half square triangle unit together.
Refer to illustration above for placement.
Press.
Make two of these units exactly the same.
Sew the four rows together.
Press!
That's it! 

Now, to put it together in a quilt top.
You will need to make 64, 12" blocks and sew them in eight rows of eight blocks.
You will need the following fabrics:
Teal - 3 1/8 yards
Plum - 3 1/8 yards
Gray - 1 5/8 yards
White - 4 5/8 yards
And here is the alternate color-way! So fun to see it in a different color-way.

Hope you all enjoy! I'll be back tomorrow with another quilt block, click here to see all of the blocks so far.
 If you're sewing any of these quilt blocks make sure to share them on facebook and instagram using #pnq30quiltblocks

Make sure to check out our books for more inspiration and patterns: Beginner's Guide to Free-Motion QuiltingModern One-Block Quilts and Cabin Fever: 20 Modern Log Cabin Quilts.

8 comments:

  1. NOOOO not day 24. I haven't managed day 1 yet.

    Thank you so much for sharing these. I was desperate to do these with you, but this is back to school time here in Australia & what I call 'new year crazies'.
    Will you please keep these somewhere accessible on your blog? I need to practice my piecing and I think this is a great way to go about it.
    Alternatively, are they in printer friendly versions??

    Thanks again
    Debra

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  2. Is there a way to print the pattern?

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    1. On my computer I was able to right click and select the part I wanted to print, then chose print selection.

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    2. On my computer I was able to right click and select the part I wanted to print, then chose print selection.

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  3. Looking forward to making a quilt of stars for my aunt's wedding.

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  4. Thank you for the easy quilt block. I've always loved the dimensions in the star quilt blocks and how to make them.

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  5. awesome. will make this
    thanks for sharing.

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