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Halloween Candy Stars Mini Quilt

Halloween Candy Stars Mini Quilt

Written by: 
jdaly

Hi there!  Halloween Candy Stars is a sweet little quilt made with one mini charm pack and a bit of yardage.

This little quilt finishes at 18" square - perfect for a mini quilt or make it into a pillow!

1 Mini Charm Pack (shown in Urban Cottage by Urban Chiks )
1 fat quarter white background fabric
1 fat quarter orange solid for sashing and inner border
1 fat quarter black solid for outer border
backing fabric measuring 20" x 20"
batting measuring 20" x 20"
1/4 yard binding fabric

Sort Moda Candy squares. Select 24 for the star blocks and 1 Moda Candy square for the center.

Cutting:

  • From background fabric, cut (24) 2½"squares and (16) 2" squares
  • From orange solid, cut (4) 1½" x 6½" sashing strips, (2) 1½" x 13½" and (2) 1½" x 15½" inner border strips
  • From black solid, cut (2) 2" x 15½" and (2) 2" x 18½" outer border strips
  • Cut center Moda Candy square to 1½" square
  • From binding fabric if making mini quilt, cut (2) 2½" by WOF strips

MAKE HALF SQUARE TRIANGLES

Draw a diagonal pencil line on the wrong side of a 2½” background square. Place right sides together with a Moda Candy square. Sew ¼” away from each side of pencil line. Cut apart on the pencil line. Press each unit and trim to 2” square. Repeat to make a total of 48 Half Square Triangles.

Trim half square triangle units to 2" x 2" unfinished.  Repeat to make 48—2" x 2" HSTs.

ASSEMBLE THE STAR BLOCKS

Lay out pieces as shown. Sew together in rows.

Each star block measures 6½" square unfinished.  Repeat with remaining half square triangle units and background fabric squares to make 4 star blocks.

ASSEMBLE QUILT

Join blocks, sashing and borders as shown.

Finish Quilt:

Layer the quilt top with batting and backing fabric.  Baste, quilt as desired, and bind.

NOTE: If you choose to make a pillow, leave off the binding and serge or zig zag stitch the edge instead.

This fun little quilt finishes at 18" square which just so happens to be a great size for a pillow!  Check out my blog to see a pillow version of this project that I made for Christmas.

Happy Quilting!

Jen Daly
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