The bright kid's quilt is an evening sky of bright stars featuring the Wynken, Blynken, & Nod collection by Possibilities for Quilting Treasures. For more impact at the corners, fussy-cut 6" squares to use in each outer border corner.

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Materials

Inspired by "Americana Rose" from designer Cyndi Walker of Stitch Studios
Quiltmaker: Laura Boehnke

1/4 yard green print (blocks, inner border)
1 yard blue print (blocks)
1/2 yard white star print (blocks)
1/4 yard blue novelty print (blocks)
1/4 yard each orange print and gold print (blocks)
7/8 yard violet-blue print (blocks, binding)
1/2 yard red star print (blocks, inner border)
3/4 yards multicolor stripe (outer border)
1/4 yard star novelty print (outer border corners)
3-1/8 yards backing fabric
58" square batting

Finished size: 51-1/2" square
Finished blocks: 12" square

Quantities are for 44/45"-wide, 100% cotton fabric. Measurements include 1/4" seam allowances. Sew with right sides together unless otherwise stated.

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Cut Fabrics

Cut pieces in the following order.

From green print, cut:
2-2x42" strips
4-2-1/2" squares

From blue print, cut:
2-2x42" strips
16-4-1/2" squares
20-3-1/2x6-1/2" rectangles

From white star print, cut:
40-3-1/2" squares

From blue novelty print, cut:
5-6-1/2" squares

From each orange and gold print, cut:
80-1-1/2" squares

From violet-blue print, cut:
6-2-1/2x42" binding strips
80-1-1/2x2-1/2" rectangles
80-1-1/2" squares

From red star print, cut:
4-2-1/2x36-1/2" inner border strips
20-2-1/2" squares

From multicolor stripe, cut:
4-6x40-1/2" outer border strips

From star novelty print, cut:

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Assemble Four-Patch Units

1. Aligning long edges, sew together a green print 2x42" strip and a blue print 2x42" strip to make a strip set. Press seams toward blue print. Repeat to make a second strip set. Cut strip sets into forty 2"-wide segments (Diagram 1).

2. Join two segments to make a Four-Patch unit (Diagram 2). Press seam in one direction. The Four-Patch unit should be 3-1/2" square including seam allowances. Repeat to make 20 Four-Patch units total. {C}Download this Project

Assemble Star Blocks

1. Mark a diagonal line on wrong side of each white star print 3-1/2" square.

2. Align a marked white print square with one end of a blue print 3-1/2x61/2" rectangle (Diagram 3; note direction of drawn line). Sew on drawn line; trim excess, leaving a 1/4" seam allowance. Press open attached triangle.

3. Align a second marked white star print square with opposite end of Step 2 blue print rectangle (Diagram 3). Stitch, trim, and press as before to make a large Flying Geese unit. The large Flying Geese unit should be 6-1/2x3-1/2" including seam allowances.

4. Repeat steps 2 and 3 to make 20 large Flying Geese units total.

5. Referring to Diagram 4, sew together four Four-Patch units, four large Flying Geese units, and one blue novelty print 6-1/2" square in rows. Press seams toward Flying Geese units. Join rows to make a star block; press seams toward center row. The block should be 12-1/2" square including seam allowances. Repeat to make five star blocks total.Download this Project

Assemble Sawtooth Star Units

1. Use a pencil to mark a diagonal line on wrong side of each orange print and gold print 1-1/2" square.

2. Using a marked orange print 1-1/2" square, a marked gold print 1-1/2" square, and a violet-blue print 1-1/2x2-1/2" rectangle, refer to Assemble Star Blocks, steps 2 and 3, to make a small Flying Geese unit (Diagram 5). The small Flying Geese unit should be 2-1/2x1-1/2" including seam allowances. Repeat to make 80 small Flying Geese units total.

3. Referring to Diagram 6, sew together four violet-blue print 1-1/2" squares, four small Flying Geese units, and one red star print 2-1/2" square in rows. Press seams away from Flying Geese units. Join rows to make a Sawtooth Star unit; press seams away from center row. The unit should be 4-1/2" square including seam allowances. Repeat to make 20 Sawtooth Star units total. {C}Download this Project

Assemble Cluster of Star Blocks

1. Referring to Diagram 7, lay out five Sawtooth Star units and four blue print 4-1/2" squares in rows. Sew together pieces in each row. Press seams toward blue star print.

2. Join rows to make a Cluster of Stars block. Press seams away from center row. The block should be 12-1/2" square including seam allowances.

3. Repeat steps 1 and 2 to make four Cluster of Stars blocks total.Download this Project

Assemble Quilt Center

1. Referring to Quilt Assembly Diagram, lay out blocks in three rows, alternating Cluster of Stars and star blocks.

2. Sew together blocks in each row. Press seams toward star blocks. Join rows to make quilt center. Press seams toward center row. The quilt center should be 36-1/2" square including seam allowances. {C}Download this Project

Assemble and Add Borders

1. Sew red star print inner border strips to opposite edges of quilt center (Quilt Assembly Diagram). Press seams toward inner border.

2. Add a green print 2-1/2" square to each end of remaining inner border strips to make two inner border units. Press seams toward red print. Sew inner border units to remaining edges. Press seams toward inner border.

3. Sew multicolor stripe outer border strips to opposite edges of quilt center. Press seams toward outer border.

4. Add a star novelty print 6" square to each end of remaining outer border strips to make two outer border units. Press seams toward multicolor stripe. Sew outer border units to remaining edges to complete quilt top. Press seams toward outer border. {C}Download this Project

Finish Quilt

1. Layer quilt top, batting, and backing; baste. Quilt as desired.

2. Bind with blue print binding strips.

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