Carpenter’s Star Pattern

The Carpenter’s Star pattern using half square triangles has been around forever.  Mary has instructions for her version here.  With the borders I’m using, my tops will measure about 60″ x 75″.


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    This has always been a favorite pattern of mine, haven’t made one in years. The borders look great and I might have to add this to my list as I like the size.

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    margo says

    Thank you for the link to this beautiful quilt and its instructions. I think that I will make mine with top and bottom borders like yours for ease. Mary has an inspirational website, thank you for sharing it with us.

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    Cindy from CA says

    I love the borders on your quilt design. How do I figure out how to convert to larger triangles (without software!)??


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    Karla says

    I just finished one in zebras for my grandaughters birthday this month. I put 2 borders of purple around the edges then another black and it came out great. I hope she likes it 🙂

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    Stormy says

    LOVE this pattern. Mary’s version is a perfect size for Quilts of Valor basic size and would look beautiful in R/W/B. I am cochair of a very active QOV committee within a lg (200) guild in SO FL. Plan to share. Just need to figure out how many HST blocks to make of each combination, did I miss that info in the directions and should I cut the colored squares 7″ and then cut down after making HST the traditional way? Appreciate any guidance here.