Adjust the Size of the Quilt by Altering the Size of the Half-Square Triangles!
A wide variety of 2 1/2″ squares in light and dark shades make up this stunning quilt. The dynamic design is achieved by careful placement of half-square triangles made from those squares.
Dig into your stash and pull out light and dark fabrics. This is a wonderful stash-buster and a great use of scraps. Just stay away from the medium value fabrics so as not to muddy up the overall design.
“Exploding Star” quilt found on Pinterest.
This is also an easy quilt to make, even for beginning quilters. You just need to be able to cut and sew accurately to create this beauty.
There’s plenty of room here to play with color. Give your quilt a predominant color scheme or go full-on scrappy where anything goes. Add a border or not. The choices are entirely yours.
“Exploding Star” quilt by Judy Meyer.
“Exploding Star” quilt by DDuMouchel.
The pattern is for a 45 1/2″ x 45 1/2″ quilt. Make a larger quilt by starting with bigger fabric squares (and half-square triangles).
The “Exploding Star” pattern is included in The Best of Scrap Quilting Made Easy. There are many other wonderful projects in the book that you’re sure to enjoy.
Source: The image at the top of the page is from SnowDogQuiltWoodwork on Etsy. Notice the beautiful pieced border.
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