Starry Night Quilt Block

An all-over star quilt pattern that makes a an attractive coverlet when stitched. Each starry night quilt block consists of eight pieces and measures 6-inches square.



Starry Night Quilt Block


Starry Night Quilt Block


An all-over star quilt pattern that makes a very attractive coverlet when stitched in a bright blue and snowy-white combination. Each starry night quilt block consists of eight pieces and measures six inches square when completed.

Size:

Without Border – 54” x 96”
With Border – 62” x 102”

Number of Blocks and Size:

3144, each 6” square.

Number of Pieces: Block Quilt
A – White 4 576
B - Blue 4 576


Materials:

(All yardages specified are approximate and of 36” wide fabrics unless otherwise stated.)
4 yards of White; 4 3/4 yards of Blue; 1 1/4 yards of Blue for border. Lining: 3 yards of 72” wide bleached white muslin sheeting. (Launder before cutting to size.)

Note: When cutting pieces allow 3/16” for seams instead of the usual 1/4”.

Pieced Block:

Stitch 4 A-units to 4 B-units as shown in diagram.

Setting Quilt:

Stitch 9 blocks together to form a strip. Make 16 strips in this manner; then stitch these strips together to form quilt.

Border:

Cut fabric into 10 strips, each measuring 4 1/2” x 36”. Stitch 2 together to form top-border; repeat for bottom-border. Stitch 3 strips together for side-border; repeat for other side-border. Find center points of border strips; top, bottom and sides of quilt. Matching these center points, stitch border strips in place around quilt edge. Miter corners.

Lining and Interlining:

Cut 1” smaller around than the quilt-top with border. Place quilt-top, wrong side up, on flat smooth surface (such as the floor); interlining on top of it; lining (right side up, smoothing out all wrinkles) on top of interlining. Baste all three layers together, working from the center out. Turn in border seam allowance; whip-stitch in place.

Quilting:

To quilt, use quilting thread to match and a fine running stitch, working around each unit in each block and being careful to work through the 3 layers. Take 12 or 14 stitches to the inch if possible, keeping them even in length and true to the line. To produce beautiful work, pass the needle straight down through the 3 layers to the left hand, then straight up through the layers again.







Starry Night Quilt Block Pattern: