*** This post has been edited to add an extra layout for making a full/queen version of the quilt. ***
So it seems that in my hurry to finish up my last post after the whole “publish-versus-preview” debacle, I forgot to mention one small thing. The plan! (Eeeps.)
Since there are 15 of the largest stars, my intention is to provide 15 tutorials so that there is no need to duplicate any of those. Then you can decide how many you want to make in the other two sizes. If you split it evenly then it will end up in the neighbourhood of two (2) each for the 8″ stars, and five (5) each for the 4″ stars. Of course this is just a suggestion…I’m actually hoping that everyone interprets things a bit differently! But if you’re the sort of person that wants clear directions, then your assignment for this week is to make one (1) 12″ star, two (2) 8″ stars and five (5) 4″ stars using yesterday’s tutorial.
As for a schedule, since I promised “slow” through the holidays, I’ll post at least two more blocks before Christmas (maybe three if things don’t get too crazy), and then we can reevalute the speed once the wrapping paper settles, so to speak. The next tutorial is scheduled for next Wednesday.
I’ve also added a second layout for people wishing to make a full/queen-sized quilt. (Though for the sake of the quilt-along, we’ll be working from the throw/twin layout.) So let’s have a quick recap:
The smaller size will be 60″ x 84″ without borders, or 68″ x 92″ with them, and requires the following number of each star size:
The larger size will be 80″ x 84″ without borders, or 88″ x 92″ with them, and requires the following number of each star size:
Finally, I worked up blank versions of the overall quilt designs so that you can plan things a bit, should you so desire. You can use it for planning your fabric layout, for planning where you want various blocks to land, or for tracking your progress. I hope you find it useful! (If you click either of the layout images above you’ll find a downloadable PDF with the diagrams.)
Hopefully I’ve cleared up a few questions!