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Star Bright Wall Quilt

Punch up the color palette with a variety of fiery batiks. A shimmering star in the middle radiates red, yellow, and orange. Fabrics are from the Java Origins, Batik Blenders, and Shibori collections, all by Avlyn Creations.

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Assemble and Add Border No. 1

1. Mark a diagonal line on red batik 4-7⁄8" squares, 10 blue diamond batik 2-1⁄2" squares, and 10 orange batik 2-1⁄2" squares.

2. Referring to Assemble Center Block, Step 3, use marked red batik and black batik 4-7⁄8" squares to make 20 triangle-squares. The triangle-squares should be 4-1⁄2" square including seam allowances.

3. Referring to Assemble Center Block, Step 4, align marked blue diamond 2-1⁄2" squares with the black batik corners of 10 Step 2 triangle-squares to make 10 border No. 1 blue units (Diagram 4).

4. Referring to Assemble Center Block, Step 4, align marked orange batik 2-1⁄2" squares with the black batik corners of the remaining Step 2 triangle-squares to make 10 border No. 1 orange units (Diagram 5).

5. Sew together two border No. 1 blue units and two border No. 1 orange units (Quilt Assembly Diagram) to make a short border No. 1 strip. The border strip should measure 4-1⁄2×16-1⁄2" including seam allowances. Repeat to make a second short border No. 1 strip.

6. Sew together three border No. 1 blue units and three border No. 1 orange units to make a long border No. 1 strip (Quilt Assembly Diagram). The border strip should measure 4-1⁄2×24-1⁄2"  including seam allowances. Repeat to make a second long border No. 1 strip.

7. Sew short border No. 1 strips to opposite edges of quilt center. Add long border No. 1 strips to remaining edges. Press all seams toward border. The quilt center should be 24-1⁄2" square including seam allowances.

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