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).
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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.