Carpenter’s Star

Mary has detailed instructions on her site.  For the purpose of our lesson making quilted feathers, below is a guide to the Carpenter’s Star quilts I made.  Make yours according to Mary’s directions or follow the guide below but the feathers will be designed to fit the quilt below.  The only difference is in the borders and there’s not much difference at all.

Below is the EQ drawing of the top.  The finished quilt will measure 60″ x 75″.

I find it helpful to have lines drawn for the rows.

The fabrics will be listed as follows:

Fabric #1 – where I used dark pink
Fabric #2 – where I used med. pink
Fabric #3 – where I used dark purple
Fabric #4 – where I used med. purple
Fabric #5 – where I used green
BG – where I used background and I used a variety of ecru tone on tone fabrics.

According to EQ, you will need the following amounts of fabric.  Binding yardage is not included.  An additional 20″ of fabric (8 – 2-1/2″ strips) would be needed for the binding.

Fabric #1 – 2-3/8 yards
Fabric #2 – 3/4 yard
Fabric #3 – 1/4 yard
Fabric #4 – 1/4 yard
Fabric #5 – 3/4 yard
BG – a variety of scraps large enough to cut a 7″ square.

Instructions:

1. From a variety of background fabrics, cut 16 – 6-1/2″ squares.  These are not used for the half square triangles.

2. Using your favorite method to make half square triangles, make the following which will be 6-1/2″ unfinished or 6″ finished.

Fabrics #1 and Background – 12
Fabrics #1 and #2 – 12
Fabrics #2 and Background – 12
Fabrics #3 and #4 – 4
Fabrics #3 and Background – 4
Fabrics #4 and Background – 4

For the top and bottom border – the extra rows of half square triangles made using Fabric #1 and Background – 16

3.  Sew the half square triangles and plain squares together into rows as shown.

For the borders, use the measurements from the border chart below.  The measurements shown are cutting measurements.

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