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Christmas Star Quilt

Updated September 09, 2019
Christmas Star Quilt
Christmas Star Quilt
This image courtesy of americanquilter.com

Make a simply striking Christmas star quilt by employing basic techniques arranged in a captivating way. You'll love the ombre look of this quilt! Grab many shades of red or the color of your choice to make a star pattern that seems to just burst! Simple triangle cuts are all it takes to put this pretty project together. This free quilt pattern would make a gorgeous gift for anyone at Christmas time, and your loved ones could use it during the holiday season for years to come. Make a new family heirloom today.

Project TypeMake a Project

Quilt Size60 inches wide x 60 inches long

Instructions

Fabric Requirements

Large Star Fabric – ½ yard
Inner Star Fabric – ¼ yard
Outer Star Fabric – ¾ yard
Surrounding Star Fabric – 1¼ yards
Background Fabric – 2½ yards
Binding – ½ yard
Backing – 4 yards

Cutting Instructions

For the large star fabric, cut:
(8) 5" x 5" squares
(8) 4½" x 4½" squares

For the inner star fabric, cut:
(4) 5" x 5" squares

For the outer star fabric, cut:
(24) 5" x 5" squares

For the surrounding star fabric, cut:
(60) 5" x 5" squares

For the background fabric, cut:
(60) 8½" x 8½" squares
(60) 5" x 5" squares
(60) 4½" x 4½" squares

For the binding fabric, cut:
(60) 2½" strips

Star Block Instructions

  1. On the back of four 5" x 5" background squares, draw a diagonal line from corner to corner as shown below. Measuring a quarter inch from the drawn line, draw the sewing lines on each side.

  2. Place a 5" x 5" background square on a 5" x 5" inner star square, right sides together, and sew on the outer lines as shown below. Cut apart on the center line. Trim to 4½" x 4½". Repeat for the remaining marked background squares. Makes 8 Half Square Triangles.

  3. On the back of eight 5" x 5" background squares, draw a diagonal line from corner to corner as shown below. Measuring a quarter inch from the drawn line, draw the sewing lines on each side.

  4. Place a 5" x 5" background square on a 5" x 5" large star square, right sides together, and sew on the outer lines as shown below. Cut apart on the center line. Trim to 4½" x 4½". Repeat for the remaining marked background squares. Makes 16 Half Square Triangles.

  5. On the back of twenty-four 5" x 5" background squares, draw a diagonal line from corner to cor¬ner as shown below. Measuring a quarter inch from the drawn line, draw the sewing lines on each side.

  6. Place a 5" x 5" background square on a 5" x 5" outer star square, right sides together, and sew on the outer lines as shown below. Cut apart on the center line. Trim to 4½" x 4½". Repeat for the remaining marked background squares. Makes 48 Half Square Triangles.

  7. Using the diagram below, assemble the Star block.

Surrounding Star Block Instructions

  1. On the back of fifty 5" x 5" background squares, draw a diagonal line from corner to corner as shown below. Measuring a quarter inch from the drawn line, draw the sewing lines on each side. 

  2. Place a 5" x 5" background square on a 5" x 5" surrounding Star square, right sides together, and sew on the outer lines as shown below. Cut apart on the center line. Trim to 4½" x 4½". Repeat for the remaining marked background squares. Makes 100 Half Square Triangles.

  3. Using the diagram below, assemble four Surrounding Star blocks. 

Corner Surrounding Star Block Instructions

  1. On the back of fifteen 5" x 5" background squares, draw a diagonal line from corner to corner as shown below. Measuring a quarter inch from the drawn line, draw the sewing lines on each side. 

  2. Place a 5" x 5" background square on a 5" x 5" surrounding Star square, right sides together, and sew on the outer lines as shown below. Cut apart on the center line. Trim to 4½" x 4½". Repeat for the remaining marked background squares. Makes 30 Half Square Triangles.

  3. Using the diagram below, assemble four Corner Surrounding Star blocks. 

Assembly Instructions

  1. Using the diagram below, assemble the Christmas Star quilt. 

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