Ocagon Star – 4 size FPP block + quilt fabric requirements
This design is a combination of two of my passions when it comes to patchwork patterns – geometric figures and stars.
You can use this block in various projects: a mini quilt, a table topper or a pillow. Or make several of them and turn them into a cute little baby quilt for the newborn star in your family. The ebook also has fabric requirements for a whole quilt in two sizes: 40“ x 40“ to 62“ x 62“. Check out the design examples to see the pretty secondary pattern that appears when sewing several blocks together.
The block pattern comes in four sizes (8“, 10", 12“ and 14“), with coloring sheets for a single block and for several blocks and a bunch of design examples. This design gives you a lot of different options, e.g. with or without the small octagon in the middle. The individual sections are clearly labeled and have a ¼“ seam allowance. There are no curves or y-seams. The pattern comes as PDF files in A4 and US Letter paper format.
This pattern requires some experience with foundation paper piecing (FPP) due to sections with very small pieces (including an option to skip those) and many points to match. It does not include detailed FPP instructions. You can find lots of free tutorials for the various FPP methods online. A single block can be made with just a few cotton scraps from your stash.
- 15 page ebook with templates in 4 different sizes & directions on how to assemble a foundation paper piecing block
- fabric requirements for a whole quilt with this block in two sizes
- coloring sheets & design examples
- files in A4 & US Letter
Materials you need at home:
- for the block/quilt top: non-elastic woven fabric, preferably cotton (amount depends on chosen size)
- for qullt backing: non-elastic woven fabric, preferably cotton, or soft cuddly fabrics like fleece or plush
- for quilt inlay: quilt batting or volume interfacing (regular or fusible) or ordinary microfibre blanket
- thread in matching or contrasting colors
- sewing tools: sewing machine with a ¼“ foot, fabric scissors, iron, pins or clips
- cutting tools: patchwork ruler, cutting mat, rotary cutter
- for templates and coloring sheet: printer, A4 or US Letter paper, paper scissors
AnneT – neurodiverse creative chaos
creations of a neurodiverse mind
I grew up with the sound of my mum's and grandma's sewing machines and have been sewing since my teenage years. Focused on clothes and accessories first a few years ago I caught the patchwork virus and have been hooked up ever since.
Meanwhile I create my own designs and write patterns for traditional piecing and foundation paper piecing in English and German for beginners and advanced sewers. I love to experiment with different colors and designs and to see what others create with my ideas.