Another quick “Big Block” quilt. While I usually make scrappy quilts this one might look better as a two or three fabric quilt as shown below.
Quilt size is approximately 56 x 72
Squares are cut 6.5 inches
I used my Accuquilt GO 6 inch finished triangle die but use whatever method that you prefer to make 6 inch half square triangles (6.5 inch with seam allowances)
Estimated fabric requirements from EQ7. These are untested and here just as a guideline for you. I’d suggest having some extra on hand — for me that’s about a half yard extra!
For the two color quilt
Background – 2 yards
Brown – 3 and 1/4 yards – includes binding
For the three color quilt
Background – 2 yards
Red – 5/8 of a yard
Blue – 2 and 3/4 yards – includes binding
Arrange the squares and and half square triangles as show below.
Borders 1 and 2 are only on the top and bottom of the quilt, border 3 is on all sides.
1) Cut and sew a 2.5 inch border to the top and bottom of the quilt
2) Add the 6 inch border of half square triangles to the top and bottom of the quilt
3) Cut and sew a 4.5 inch border to the sides of the quilt and then the top and bottom of the quilt.
This was supposed to be a Red/White/Blue version but it looks more purple than blue on my monitor – you get the idea!
My finished quilt in greens is below.
© Mary Johnson 2013 – MaryQuilts.com
17 thoughts on “5 Stars”
I like both quilts. Nice work to you both.I will make this for my Grandson , he has been in the Army 9 years this coming spring.Vera.
Mary, I am having trouble printing a copy of your 5 Stars quilt pattern. Can you please send me a pdf?
Do you have a queen size pattern
I would like to do this in a queen is there a pattern please thank you
Sorry, I don’t resize the quilts… I provide instructions for the quilts I make or those I intend to make. I can’t resize them to fit everyone’s needs.
How do I get a copy of this quilt, 5 stars.
Love ,love, your “Stars of Valor” quilt!! I have to make this for the “Valor” club I’m in. Thanks for sharing, and keep up the good work!!
Love your 5 stars quilt! I’m going to make one for our QOV chapter in Chapel Hill, NC. Thanks so much for all of your hard work!
It’ me again – is there any chance of a PDF coming for this quilt? I can’t get it to print and I want it for our guild’s QOV workshop.
They are both very nice!
Your tutorials are very easy to understand. Thanks for writing in “my” style.
I’ll be back after just finding your blog.
I made the red, white and blue version for a Quilt of Valor. To make it a bit larger to be sure to meet the size requirements I made the blue border a bit bigger and added a small inner red border. I used more red for the binding. I love how it turned out. Thank you for posting this beautiful pattern.
Could you email this to me. Unable to get this to print..pdf please & thanks so much
I would like to make the 5 star quilt. Would it be possible to get pattern emailed to me? Something I can print off. Thank so much
Use the “snippet tool” in your Micro Soft Windows. You can find the snippet tool in accessories. It allows you to save it to a jpeg. then print the jpeg. Instructions on how to use it on YouTube.
When can I get this pattern? I love it. I’m making a quilt for my cousin that spent 13 years in the service. Thanks so much for sharing.
If you cannot get it to print out, try copy and pasting the directions and images into a word document. I resize the images so that I take up as few pages as possible. Then I print from the word document and that works for me.