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Star Burst Wall Hanging

This bright quilt, perfect as a table topper or wall hanging, features a blazing star of fiery red, yellows, and orange batiks. The star shines against a pale green background.

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Assemble Double Four-Patch Blocks


1. Sew together a red batik 2-1⁄2x42" strip and a pale green batik 2-1⁄2x42" strip to make strip set C (Diagram 9). Press seam toward pale green batik. Repeat to make a second strip set C. Cut strip sets into twenty-four 2-1⁄2"-wide C segments.

2. Referring to Diagram 10, join two C segments to make a red Four-Patch unit. Press seam in one direction. The unit should be 4-1⁄2" square including seam allowances. Repeat to make 12 red Four-Patch units total. (Set aside four Four-Patch units for border.)

3. Join a light orange batik 2-1⁄2x42" strip and a pale green batik 2-1⁄2x42" strip to make strip set D (Diagram 11). Press seam toward pale green batik. Repeat to make a second strip set D. Cut strip sets into thirty-two 2-1⁄2"-wide D segments.

4. Sew together two D segments to make an orange Four-Patch unit (Diagram 12). Press seam in one direction. The unit should be 4-1⁄2" square including seam allowances. Repeat to make 16 orange Four-Patch units total.

5. Referring to Diagram 13, sew together two red Four-Patch units and two green-and-orange batik 4-1⁄2" squares in pairs. Press seams toward squares. Join pairs to make a red Double Four-Patch block. Press seam in one direction. The block should be 8-1⁄2" square including seam allowances. Repeat to make four red Double Four-Patch blocks total.

6. Referring to Diagram 14, sew together two orange Four-Patch units and two pale green batik 4-1⁄2" squares in pairs. Press seams toward squares. Join pairs to make an orange Double Four-Patch block. Press seam in one direction. The block should be 8-1⁄2" square including seam allowances. Repeat to make eight orange Double Four-Patch blocks total.

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