Friday, November 1, 2013

Countdown to Christmas

Lets get started.
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First you will need to make 24 - 2" stars. Use this tutorial to
make one each day for 24 days. That will put us 1 month
from Christmas Eve. Yikes! Along the way I will give you additional
information for different parts of the quilt, that way we can have
this project all wrapped up in time for Christmas.
 You will need to cut 24 sets like this.
1 light 2-1/4" square
4 light 1" squares
1 dark 1-1/2" square
4 dark 1-3/8" squares
Draw Diagonal lines on the wrong side of 4 dark 1-3/8" squares
Place 2 dark squares on light 2-1/4" square.
Sew 1/4" on each side of line.
Cut on line, press points out.
Place a dark square on each unit and sew 1/4" on each side of line.
Cut on line, press points out. Trim little tails off.
Layout and piece together 2" star - repeat to make 24 stars.


  1. So cute. I am going to try it again and see if I can't get my block size perfected.

  2. Oh golly, this is so tempting...!!

  3. nice, but i have a question...
    if the stars are 2" why the square are 2,5"???
    i cut my 156 square in 2,5 " and now i sew the stars...
    thank you ;)

  4. I have never made stars this way and they came out beautifully!!!

    If I wished to make larger stars is there a chart somewhere giveing measurements . . . or a tutorial

  5. ok, so stars and some more stars ;)

  6. Much easier than those cakestands!!