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The Big Magenta Star

This quilt is a real joy to make. It comes together so easily and quickly, plus you get to use twelve of your favorite fat quarters for the main fabric. You are bound to have twelve favorite fat quarters in your stash or your favorite fabric range normally has 12 fat quarters, so twelve fat quarters is the perfect amount to be featured in this quilt! I have designed two layouts for this quilt.
The first is a rainbow layout which I followed for the quilt pictured in the pattern cover, featuring twelve rainbow Kaffe Fassett fabrics. I have diagrams that detail where to put each fabric to create this graduated color palette or you can choose to follow the random layout. The random layout uses twelve fat quarters also but they are randomly placed, well not so random because I have detailed diagrams outlying where every fabric is placed to create that ‘random’ look.
In addition to the twelve fat quarters you will need 1 yard of fabric for your Star, one fat quarter for your center fabric and 2 1/2 yards of fabric for your background and borders.
How big is this quilt? It’s approx. 71” square, so that is a nice big lap or bed quilt.

  • Printed Paper Pattern
  • Finished Size: 71in x 71in
  • Final Product: Quilt
  • Technique Used: Standard Machine Sewing
  • Skill Level: Confident Beginner