Quilt Instructions Part 2

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Here is the full quilt. The quilt measures 88" x 88". You could easily add more blocks to get a larger quilt....or reduce the number for a smaller quilt. You need 64 pieced star blocks and 57 cream alternating blocks.
Barb added 3 pieced star blocks in the "alternating block" space. She used lighter prints for the stars. You barely see them and they don't interfere with the overall design of this piece. These three light blocks just add a bit of whimsy and visual interest. I know you will want to do this too....So here are pictures of the three light star blocks she added.

Pieced Block Instructions

* Cut 8 - 2 1/2” squares each from a dark print.

* Cut 8 - 2 1/2” squares from a medium print.

* Cut 12 - 2 1/2” squares from the background fabric.

* Make the half-square triangle units needed for a block and piece the block together. Repeat for 61 pieced blocks.

* Refer to the pictures of the 3 blocks above and make three light star blocks.

* Cut 57 - 8 1/2” squares from the background fabric for the alternating blocks.

* Sew the quilt top together.

Ruffle instructions will follow. I need to do a bit more photography for these.

Phoebe sent a couple of pictures I want to share. She used the free pattern "Souvenir de France"

and made a wonderful needlebook. Click on her name for her blog site. More pictures of her project are on her blog.

"I just finished the "Souvenir de France" and I love this design, though I modified the chart a little bit to fit the size of my scissors, I made the chart into a little case for my Sajou "Tour Eiffel" scissors.
I have a blog, it's in Chinese, but I would still want to invite you to take a look. I'm originally form Taiwan but I live in San Diego of California right now. I'm a Naval officer's wife.

Thank you Phoebe for sending in those pictures. Great idea for this small stitched piece!

Until later dear friends.



  1. As usual, such beautiful pictures. I love everything you've posted.

  2. Love the quilt and the light colored blocks that Barb added. The ruffle edge is just over the top!! Thanks for sharing.

  3. Thanks again for sharing the instructions for your beautiful quilt!

  4. I love this quilt!!! I am going to put my 'so many snowballs'quilt that I"ve been piecing aside to get started on this. See, what you have done!

    Kathy in Massachusetts

  5. Oh I just love it!!! I hope I get around to sewing this one up. :D

  6. I've just made an initial order for those lovely Beach House fabrics. Hope to make a start soon!

  7. thanks for the rest of the directions! i love the 3 hidden light colored blocks!

  8. The three light blocks are a good idea !! Gorgeous quilt !

  9. I adore this quilt! I just ordered my two jelly rolls, I love anything with stars. Are all of those stars, even the 3 extra ones, done all from the two jelly rolls?

  10. Beth,

    All the stars...even the three extra ones are done from the 2 jelly rolls. You will also need the yardage of the light background fabric too.

  11. I have always wanted to make a Lemoyne star quilt. Your quilt captures that lovely pinwheel effect. Great photograph--thanks for the inspiration.

  12. Thanks a lot for sharing this beautiful pattern! I purchased the 2 jelly rolls and I'm waiting for them. Are the 10 yards of light fabric only for background and rufle or is backing included too?
    Many thanks for your answer and sorry for my so bad English!
    Hugs from France!

  13. Can anyone share or tell me where in the blogs I can find the ruffle instructions for the Lemoyne Star Quilt that Alma posted in blogs back on 2009? I have part one posted June 2009, and part two posted July 2009.
    Thank you, Barbara


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