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Charm Square Stars – “Anika’s Quilt”

This Charm Squares Stars quilt I made for my daughter.  Her only brief was for purple.  Mine was to quilt some stars.  I gave this quilt some considerable thought before I commenced.   I looked deep into my fabric stash for purples, which I discovered, there were not that many.  It’s interesting how looking for something becomes a journey of discovery in itself.  Eventually I came up with enough fabrics and an idea to commence construction.

Again I have incorporated 5″ squares (charm squares) to make the initial nine patch star units. The major fabric is a purple gingham.  Ginghams look fantastic in quilts.  They combine well with all sorts of fabrics.  In this quilt, the purple gingham anchors all the fabrics.

I sashed the nine patch units and incorporated a little gingham into the cornerstones.

The background fabric is white and yellow, which contrasts sharply with all the other fabrics in the quilt.

I made the the remainder stars for the border with the leftovers from the nine patch stars.  The quilt was backed with the gingham fabric, incorporating a lonely star left from the block making.

I quilted this quilt at home on a domestic sewing machine, with a swirling love hearts design.  Click the link below to the free pattern.

Charm Square Stars Free Pattern

© 2014 Susan Stuklis