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Stars and Chain Throw

A subtle Irish Chain design and stand-out star blocks combine for on this wall quilt. Fabrics are from the Artisan collection from Timeless Treasures.

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Assemble and Add Borders


1. Cut and piece tan tone-on-tone 2-1/2x42" strips to make:

  • 2—2-1/2x52-1/2" inner border strips
  • 2—2-1/2x48-1/2" inner border strips

2. Sew short inner border strips to opposite edges of quilt center. Add long inner border strips to remaining edges. Press all seams toward inner border.

3. Use a pencil to mark a diagonal line on wrong sides of red paisley, blue-and-red floral, red tone-on-tone, and remaining blue floral 2-1/2" squares.

4. Referring to steps 5 and 6 of Assemble A Blocks, use a tan tone-on-tone 2-1/2x4-1/2" rectangle, a red paisley or red tone-on-tone marked square, and a blue-and-red floral or blue floral marked square to make a border Flying Geese unit (Diagram 13). Repeat to make 52 border Flying Geese units total.

5. Referring to Quilt Assembly Diagram, sew together 13 border Flying Geese units to make a short outer border strip. Press seams in one direction. The strip should be 2-1/2x52-1/2" including seam allowances. Repeat to make a second short outer border strip.

6. Referring to Quilt Assembly Diagram, sew together 13 border Flying Geese units and two tan tone-on-tone 2-1/2" squares to make a long outer border strip. Press seams in one direction. The strip should be 2-1/2x56-1/2" including seam allowances. Repeat to make a second long outer border strip.

7. Sew short outer border strips to opposite edges of quilt center. Add long outer border strips to remaining edges to complete quilt top. Press all seams toward inner border.

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