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Eight Point Star

 

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Appliqué Revival
Double Wedding Ring
Drunkard's Path
Eight Point Star
Kapa Hawai'i
Lone Star
Love Ring
Mary's Flower Garden
Medley Opus I
Primrose
Rob Pete
Snowball
Watercolor

 

This quilt pattern is among the oldest quilt patterns dating back to the early 1800s.  It is also known as LeMoyne Star, named for Jean-Louise LeMoyne who was an artist in Paris.  Jean-Louise's star pattern was used for tile and inlays in the palace of Versailles.  His cousins, Pierre and Jean Baptiste LeMoyne were the brothers who founded the city of New Orleans.  

The traditional piecing technique requires precision and patience to get well-formed, flat stars.  In Judy Clay's book, the star is brightened with a little of Quiltsmart's pieced-by-appliqué magic.  Our printed fusible interfacing makes it all possible.

In this method, you will make 14" blocks which have appliqués in each corner.

When sewn together, the blocks form perfect, flat stars!

Here is how it is done:

Sew two star fabrics together in strips.

 

Cut each panel of interfacing into three sections.

 

Place interfacing on paired strips.  Stitch on the solid lines..

Cut on the dashed lines.

Appliqué Revival
Double Wedding Ring
Drunkard's Path
Eight Point Star
Kapa Hawai'i
Lone Star
Love Ring
Mary's Flower Garden
Medley Opus I
Primrose
Rob Pete
Snowball
Watercolor

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Turn pieces right sides out.  

Poke out points (gently) and finger press seams flat.

 

 

Fuse chevron-shaped appliqué pieces to background square.

 

Sew blocks together in rows and columns.  Quilt and bind

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Complete instructions including yardages for nine sizes plus several variations are included in the book.

 

Each 16" x 20" panels yields three stars.

Panels required by quilt size:

   Pillow  1 Baby / Wallhanging 3
 Lap  6 Twin  8
  Double / Queen 14 King 17
   

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