Fettered Friendship Stars Quilt Pattern Bordered

Fettered Friendship Stars Quilt Pattern  Bordered

Continuing on from the previous post;

Fettered Friendship Stars Quilt Pattern. You can see the link below here for the Free Quilt Pattern.  You will find the links to the blocks there.

Fettered Friendship Stars Quilt Pattern

I decided to finish this quilt with a simple border.

Finished Quilt size 69 1/2″ x 69 1/2″.

Fabric Requirements for the whole quilt

2 metres or 2 1/2 yards  of background  homespun fabric in cream or white

Approximately 1/3 of a metre / yard of each of 12 different plaid / check fabrics,

Please remember that you can also use cotton shirting if you like for some or all of the blocks.   I used a couple of well loved shirts from my husband to incorporate into the quilt for sentimental value.  This would also be a good memory quilt. 🌷

All fabrics are washed and lightly pressed before commencement.

Cutting instructions for the whole quilt

From the 12 assorted plaids / checks cut;

2 of 3 1/2″ width of fabric strips from each colour and cross cut at least 20 of 3 1/2″ squares from each to make at total of 237 of 3 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ squares

1 of 2″ width of fabric strips from each fabric and cross cut at least 16 from each fabric to make a total of 192 of 2″ x 2″ squares

From the cream homespun cut;

13 of 3 1/2″ width of fabric strips and cross cut 196 of 3 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ squares

And 10 of 2″ width of fabric strips then cross cut to make 192 of 2″ x 2″ squares

Method for the Border

To add the border  use the  88 of 3 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ remainingsquares in the same fabrics used for the quilt. I used 12 different  plaids and checks.

Sew into 4 long Strip Sets.   2 sets should have 21 squares and 2 sets should have 23 squares each.

Here I am chain piecing the strip sets. Make sure there is even distribution of the fabrics. 

Once the strip sets are completed, snip them apart. Add the 2 sets of 21 squares to two opposite sides of the quilt. Make sure that the seams are nesting. Pin in place at each seam junction. Sew the seams. Then add the remainder two sets of 23 squares to the two remaining unbordered sides of the quilt.

Now here is the finished quilt top.

Now for the sandwich and quilting.,,.

I have finished quilting this quilt.  I quilted it on my Singer 31K 20 treadle.  Here is a link to the quilting pattern.

Quilting Clover Free Motion Tutorial

This is an easy quilting pattern and fun to do.

Here is the finished quilt.

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or this one,

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Have a wonderful Quilty day!


4 thoughts on “Fettered Friendship Stars Quilt Pattern Bordered”

  1. I just love this pattern!! It’s a beautiful scrappy quilt…I’m a scrappy gal too Susan! I love all u do and sew on vintage. I have a singer 591…it was my mom’s. Such a joy to sew on. Oldies are the best! I have a treadle but I’ve got to get machine part worked on…hopefully in the new year! Thank you for all the great tutorials! You help me w fresh fast easy patterns to enjoy making.
    Merry Christmas to you and family! God Bless All of you!

  2. I got my four patch/nine patches finished in blues. Now working on the star in reds. Now it looks like I have more 3 1/2″ blocks to cut for the border. Lots of fun.

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