Shooting Star Quilt Block

©2007 Publications International, Ltd. Aim for the stars with the Shooting Star quilt block.

Make the Shooting Star quilt block to add a bit of fun to your latest quilting project. It works especially well for kid's quilts. You can find it along with other star-themed blocks on the Hearts, Bars & Shooting Stars quilt design. Download the Shooting Star quilt block as a PDF to print out the pattern. You'll need to enlarge the quilt block at 125%.

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.

©2007 Publications International, Ltd. A black background fabric really brings home the starry night feeling.


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.

©2007 Publications International, Ltd. Fun, bright prints are a great fabric variation.

Like this quilt pattern? Use it to make the Our Stars photo quilt pattern. Done with this quilt block? Check out the other designs on the Hearts, Bars & Shooting Stars quilt design.

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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.