This quilt pattern is the best for using up your strips and scraps laying around your sewing room! You know, those cut offs – the scraps leftover from other quilts…. cut them into strips (or use jelly rolls) and you are set and ready to sew.
Time to use those scrappy strips!!!
This is the perfect quilt pattern – it:
* sews up quick and simple
* gobbles up your scrappy strips (from leftover projects)
* has a surprise ‘star’ along with the ‘logs’ when you put it together!
This quilt is used as our Charity Focus quilt for February… but it’s perfect for any occasion!!
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If you are participating in the Giving Love & Quilts Charity Focus — make sure you share what you’ve donated here in the gallery area (even if it’s after Feb).
At the end of February we will have a drawing from all those who have entered and a prize of $50 gift card will be awarded!!
Lumberjack Star Quilt
Materials and Fabric Chat
16 – 3” X 3” center of the star / scrappy
16 – 3” X 3” corner of the star / scrappy Random strips from 1” X 4” wide X up to 15” long – this can be a variety of lights darks, tones and even mix up fabric… linen, cotton, batiks, etc.
2– 53” X 1 ½” dark for border
2– 55” X 1 ½” dark for border
4– 4” X 4” medium – four corners of outer border
Scrappy strips 4” X … variety of widths
This is what the block looks like:
It’s a two sided log cabin and there is a four patch in the center featuring two half square triangles. Pretty simple block.
You sew up the center with the half square triangles first, then you begin building the two sided log cabin.
The only thing you have to watch for is the direction or placement of the half square triangles – so when put together with the other three blocks, they form a star in the center.
Everything else is kind of mindless sewing. Pick a strip from the stack and add it to the side!
Make the square larger than you need and then trim it to size.
After sewing four of these extra large blocks together – add a stop border.
This border allows your eyes to have a little rest. I chose mine in a dark fabric, but again you can go with whatever you choose.
The last step is to add piano key borders to the outside with corner blocks.
My piano keys were the same strips from the center blocks and then cut to 4″ matching the four corner blocks 4″ x 4″
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I was able to finish it – so here are the quilting and finished pictures….
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