I’m so in love with this guest post project today. Amanda Woodruff is shaing a simple, but stunning quilt block pattern with all of you! The finished quilt is a beautiful example of how taking a traditional quilt block and making it with only two colors, gives the whole quilt a fresh, modern feel.
Add the fact that it’s a subtle, low volume gray and white palette and it’s even more striking, if you ask me. Here’s more about the project (as well as a special discount) from Amanda:
Hi! It’s Amanda from Westwood Acres.
Lately I’ve been loving the simplicity of 2 color quilts. They look beautiful on beds and never go out of style. This particular pattern has been one of my favorites to play with over the last year, tweaking and trying out new things as I go.
For instance, I made my double star quilt with half square triangles. I didn’t love squaring all those pieces up, so I wrote down a more elegant solution. Hopefully, you’ll love the results as much as I do!
The blocks finish at 16″ x 16″.
I’ve worked up the directions in a handy printable (click here to download).
Or pin this image to save this page for later.
Post update: I’ve had a couple of people ask me about yardage requirements for this block/quilt.
To make one block alone you’ll need a ¼ yard of the white and ¼ yard of the gray.
To make the quilt you’ll need 6 ½ yards of the background color (white) for blocks + sashing/borders and 4 yards of the contrast color (gray).
Also, if you here is the link to the No-Waste Flying Geese Chart and tutorial if you want to make your star points using that method instead.
Thanks so much Amanda! In addition to Amanda’s beautiful shop, Westwood Acres, you can see more of Amanda’s great projects and tutorials on her Instagram and blog, A Crafty Fox.
The simplicity of this is striking! This would be a great way to let the quilting be the star of the show.
Amanda !! this quilt is amazingly lovely. I do love the quiet prettiness of these double stars
thanks so much for sharing your pattern too.
Yes yes, I do covet and adore the liberty fabrics.
(I read this blog post yesterday but I was busy with grand babies??)
Thank you Amy for sharing your BF Amanda’s massive beautiful creation
Wonderful quilt that is traditional and modern at the same time. Thank you for the pattern, Amanda and Amy!
I like the quilt very much, but I don’t like being required to give my email and personal info just to look at the pattern. I gave it a pass.
My fault – I messed up when I loaded the guest post, but it’s been fixed! The post has been updated with the option to download the pattern PDF without any info required.
Oh, thank you! I will check it out.
The quilt looks amazing, can’t wait to try it out. Going shopping for fabric as we speak. Thank you Amy and everyone at diary of a quilter.
Love this quilt – what colors did you use?
I am fairly new to quilting and I made this quilt block as a gift. It came out beautiful! My only trouble with it was that I had to press that first triangle open prior to the second triangle addition in order for it to lay flat, maybe i am doing something wrong but i couldn’t get it to open correctly unless i pressed that first seam prior to sewing the second seam on the flying geese. Aside from that it was super easy to follow for a beginner and i will definitely make it again! I wish I could figure out how to upload a picture! I used a bright blue floral for the center star and a navy blue floral for the outside star. I am planning to frame it as a gift for a friend. This is going into my “favorite” block quilt pile!
Its a lovely quilt but why not use 4 at a time no-waste flying geese?
Thank you! 🙂
You mentioned sashing & borders in the materials but the instructions don’t address them at all from what I can see.
Thank you for sharing the lovely pattern. Can you give information about the sashing and border? There isn’t any written in the pattern, but looking at the quilt pictures there seems to be some fabric sashing between the stars, as the tips don’t touch. Have a good day!