Pink Quilt Directions

This quilt is a good stash busting project . Here’s what I’ve done so far. I’m going to go ahead and post some directions here because a few of you are ready to get started working on it. I’ll get it over in Patchwork Times soon .. in a better format.

As shown, my quilt will finish at 66″ x 84″.

I like this pattern a lot because:

  • If you press your seams according to the diagram I’m going to post, they will all “nest” and everything will appear to be perfect.
  • There are no pionts matching points so if you need to fudge just a little to get perfect points, you’re not messing the points up on one block, in order to get perfect points on the neighboring block.
  • It goes together really quickly!

Tips before you get started:

  • Save the extra 2″ strips of both pink and EOE because the outer edge blocks have an extra strip around them.
  • A design wall will be quite helpful if you’re trying to avoid having the same colors next to each other.
  • I used 17 star blocks and 18 chain blocks.
  • Each chain block needs 2″ strips of both EOE and pink. These technically need to be only 16″ in length because you’re re-cutting them into 8 – 2″ segments. I always make mine about 18″ to give myself room for straightening (maybe I’m just a sloppy cutter). I cut my strips across the width of the fabric, and then cut them in half so I was actually working with about 20″ of length. Any portions that were leftover after cutting my 8 – 2″ segments, I kept cutting into 2″ segments and made more four patches to go into the orphan block box.

I’ll use “pink” to indicate the stars, chain and borders that are pink. I’ll use “EOE” for all other areas, although you’ll see that I did use some pinks in some of the backgrounds.

For the Tri & Recs pieces, you’ll cut 3-1/2″ strips and then cut from those using the templates.

The blocks are 9″ finished.

For each star block, you’ll need:

EOE Fabric:
4 – 3-1/2″ squares
4 – Tri pieces (from Tri-Recs ruler set)

Pink Fabric:
4 sets of Recs pieces (from Tri-Recs ruler set)
1 – 3-1/2″ square

Refer to the Tri-Recs tutorial for putting this block together.

Make 17 of these blocks. 7 of them will be just plain blocks like this. 10 of them will have an extra strip on one side and will look like this:

You will add a 2″ x 6-1/2″ of EOE (the same one you used in the block), along with a 2″ square from the chain block above and below this block. Make sense? I found it easier to just lay the EOE strip next to the block until I got all the blocks done, then go back and add the pink 2″ squares, so I could match those squares with the block above and below it.

For each chain block, you will need:

EOE Fabric:
2″ strip (a bit over 16″ in length)
4 – 3-1/2″ squares

Pink Fabric:
2″ strip (a bit over 16″ in length)
1 – 3-1/2″ pink square

Join the pink and EOE 2″ strips. Press towards the darker fabric. Cut into 8 – 2″ segments. Make these into 4 patch blocks.

Using the four patches and EOE square, assemble two of these sections for each block:

Using 2 of the 3-1/2″ EOE squares and 1 – 3-1/2″ pink square, assemble one of these:

Sew these three strips together to make the blocks.

The corner blocks will have a 2″ x 9-1/2″ strip sewn to two sides with a 2″ square in the corner. You will need 4 of these blocks:

The edge blocks will have a 2″ x 9-1/2″ strip sewn to one side. You will need 6 of these blocks.

For the blocks to fit together perfectly, with seams nesting or butting up against each other, follow the arrows when pressing:

Tomorrow, after I’ve made sure my measurements are right, we’ll talk about borders.

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    Susan says

    Thanks for the directions. I love the setting blocks – one of my favorites. I’ll be making this one, as soon as I catch up. It never seems to end! LOL!

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    Anita - aka Granny Patches says

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    Yvonne says

    Thanks for another great quilt….I’m going to make this one for sure. My rulers are still hiding. 🙂

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    Betty J in OKC says

    Thanks tons for your Pink Quilt instructions. I’m patiently waiting for them in PDF form. I’m home today with a bad stomach flu.

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    Barb Mcf says

    What a beautiful quilt. It’s going on my “to do” list. It will be great for one of the grandchildren.

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    Cherold says

    Thank you so much for these directions. I love, love, love this quilt and can’t wait to start on my own. You are one talented lady.


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    Suze says

    You are so kind to share. I will attempt stir around in my meager stash and see what I can come up with.

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    Amanda says

    Thanks so much, Judy!! I am so excited. I bought a lot of pinks at Hobby Lobby the other night that go really well with some pinks I have in my stash.

    Thanks,again. You’re so sweet!