Monday, May 16, 2011

Heritage Stars Directions

I got such a positive response from my ZigZag quilt I thought I'd give you some easy instructions if you'd like to make it yourself. According to my EQ drawing it will measure 78 1/2" x 87". My quilt finished  a little smaller but I do not prewash, but washed after it was quilted and bound.

First off, you can see the original at www.quiltindex.org and do a search for number 4A-7F-A4F.


You will need to make 86 6" sawtooth stars, or any other 6" block of your choice.
You will need to make 8 half star blocks. I drew it out in EQ and made a full block. There is no A and no large triangle. It will be a half block.

I like to oversize my setting triangles, but am going to give you the exact size. I would encourage you to make them a little larger and trim after the quilt is in strips.
Green and Pink: Cut 22- 9 3/4" squares  then cut twice on the diagonal for 4 triangles. (you will use 85 triangles and have 3  leftover)
Cut- 5- 5 1/8" squares then cut once on the diagonal to make two triangles. (These are the smaller corner triangles)
You will assemble the quilt by vertical rows. Use the diagram as a guide if needed to put the colors in the correct position. Make 9 rows, then attach the rows together.

I used the same concept only smaller with the Strawberry Fields quilt. You can refresh your memory at this post.

Enjoy!



38 comments:

  1. I look forward to giving it a go - it's on the list to do! Thank you for your efforts in drawing up instructions - not surprised by the response!

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  2. Thank you for providing the instructions for this wonderful quilt.

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  3. Thanks for sharing the instructions. I really appreciate it. I love this quilt and will put it on my to do list.

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  4. Thanks Lori! This is VERY tempting!! I've been so good this year so far - working on ufo's. I'd really like to make this one though... :0)

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  5. Thanks so much for the instructions Lori. Perhaps if I could just go about making those stars first and see how that goes! 86 stars will take me ... oooh easily ... 5 years?! LOL!!

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  6. thanks!!!! of course I figured this out after getting out the graph paper and ruler and drafting it up!!!
    its a beautiful quilt
    thanks for sharing it with us
    kathie

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  7. Oh, now I have to add it to my list since I can skip the math! Thanks Lori; you are always so generous :)

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  8. Thanks Lori.
    I meant to write and asked for the setting instructions and now I have them. I would like to do it using cheddar.

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  9. Thank you for taking the time to write out the pattern. I must admit I've become a little obsessed with this quilt and had figured out a pattern for 8 inch blocks. I love that it's quite a simple but very effective optical illusion.

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  10. That's very generous of you Lori,
    I always loved the zig zag setting. Maybe one day I can make one. Meanwhile, I'll add it to the list. Thank you for taking the time to do this.

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  11. I love this layout. You're so sweet to share the instructions.

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  12. Thank you, thank you! I adore this quilt. I have a collection of sawtooth stars I started last summer that will look marvelous set this way!

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  13. Your quilt is visually outstanding and I left it on the computer to look at all morning. Thanks for sharing. Penny (in aust, no blog)

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  14. Both the original and your interpretation are wonderful. Thank you for sharing your instructions and the link to the original.

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  15. I love the zigzag setting and can't wait to use it!

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  16. Ooooooh another little temptation. It is gorgeous and thanks for the instructions.

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  17. Thanks for the instructions - you must be much more prolific in EQ than I! I really love this setting.

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  18. Thanks Lori, the zigzag is such a great effect on this quilt, or is it the bubblegum pink and green? Anyway I love it.
    Cheri

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  19. Thanks for the eq diagram. It's so nice to see how this most interesting quilt goes together!

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  20. I love the color combo on this quilt, it's very stunning.

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  21. Love the quilt, it is beautiful!!! I have some vintage blocks that I bought on ebay, and I want to set them with zig-zags like you did this quilt! The directions are perfect. Happy Quilting!

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  22. Thanks for the measurements, Lori! I've had EQ for, well, ever but haven't used it for anything practical like this. I noticed you put in a few yellow star backgrounds as in one of the originals - I really like that. I'm always amazed at how much quilting you accomplish!

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  23. You are an angel. Thanks for sharing this quilt and the directions with your blog fans.

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  24. Lori,
    Like I said, I'm new to blog land and sometimes don't know all the buttons to push!! Not sure where to click on "reply", but thanks for replying any way. Blessings

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  25. A zigzag setting is always a winner, and the pink+green combination is a definite eye catcher. Appreciate the instructions, Lori.
    Thanks for the link to the Rutgers antique quilt site. I'm just back from a long visit there. I got lost in the old beauties.

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  26. What a beautiful quilt, Lori. Your quilts are always so inspiring!

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  27. Thank you so much, dear Lori...I love that I can know how to make this lovely...someday!!

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  28. Thanks so much for sharing. I really love your quilt. Hugs.

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  29. Thanks for the instructions, this is a very cute layout. Different and interesting.

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  30. Thanks, Lori. I've added the instructions to my long list of 'want to do'. I love the pink and green combination.

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  31. What a beauty! Thanks for your generosity - and leading me to even more temptations...

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  32. Thank you so much for inspiration & instruction, a very beautiful and tempting quilt !

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  33. Thank you very much for the directions on the zig-zag setting. I didn't imagine that it was done this way ... but of course. I will certainly try this out some time. Look stunning.

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  34. Love, love it! Excellent color choices.
    I searched the Quilt Index, but was unable to find 4A-7F-A4F. Can you help?
    Maribeth
    in historic Cedarburg, WI
    NQA Certified Quilt Judge
    www.wiquiltjudge.com

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