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Retro Stars

An unusual color palette lets you play with contrast when piecing scrappy-looking stars in two colorways. Fabrics are from the Etno collection by Pat Bravo for Art Gallery Fabrics.


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Inspired by Stars & Scraps Forever from designers Jo Kramer and Kelli Hanken of Jo’s Country Junction

Quilt tester: Laura Boehnke



•    1 yard total assorted aqua prints (Sawtooth Star blocks)

•    1-1⁄3 yards total assorted white prints (Sawtooth Star blocks and modified Log Cabin blocks)

•    1-1⁄4 yard total assorted black prints (Sawtooth Star blocks and modified Log Cabin blocks)

•    1⁄3 yard pink print (modified Log Cabin blocks)

•    1⁄3 yard multicolor stripe (inner border)

•    1⁄2 yard dark aqua print (outer border)

•    1⁄2 yard binding fabric

•    3-1⁄8 yards backing fabric

•    55" square batting


Finished quilt: 47" square

Finished blocks: 8" square


Yardages and cutting instructions are based on 42" of usable fabric width.

Measurements include 1⁄4" seam allowances. Sew with right sides together unless otherwise stated.

Press seams in directions indicated by arrows on diagrams. If no direction is specified, press seams toward darker fabric.