Make headliners out of your favorite people by featuring their photos on the Our Stars photo quilt pattern. All you need to do is make photo transfers and four Shooting Star quilt blocks. The finished quilt will measure about 26 inches square. Download the two-page Our Stars photo quilt pattern as a PDF to print out the pattern. You'll need to enlarge the quilt block at 125%.
To make the Our Stars photo quilt pattern:
Following any photo transfer method, transfer photos to stars before appliqué. Make 4 blocks, and sew them together as shown. Add border strips. With a fine-tip permanent marker, write photo names on each star. Finished size is about 26 inches square.
To make the Shooting Star quilt block:
Background: Cut 1. A-C: Cut 1 each from different fabrics. D: Cut 1, and cut 1 from fusible webbing. E: Cut 5, and cut 5 from fusible webbing.
Stitch A to B, and stitch C to BA (tail). Clip curves. Cut a 5 X 12-inch piece of fusible webbing. With fusible side of webbing to right side of tail, stitch with a 1/4-inch seam allowance on long sides; do not stitch top or bottom. Trim seam allowances, and turn. Trim webbing at bottom and top. Fuse tail to square. Sew webbing to stars, with fusible side of webbing to right side of stars. Clip corners, and trim allowances. Make a slit in webbing, and turn. Fuse stars to square. By hand or machine, appliqué pieces using narrow blanket stitch.
To finish the quilt, select your favorite border from the Quilt Borders page. Like this quilt block? It is part of the Hearts, Bars & Shooting Stars quilt design. Love the star theme? Make a quilt from our Star Quilt Patterns.
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ABOUT THE QUILT DESIGNER:
Mimi Shimp offers quilting classes both nationally and in Las Vegas, where she owns her own quilting business, Quiltime. She is the author of Twelve Days of Christmas, Stolen Moments, The Garden Club, Hearthside Hangings, More Hearthside Hangings, and numerous patterns. Her quilts have been featured in Quilting Today and The Quilter magazines. Shimp also designs and makes quilt samples for quilting fabric manufacturers.