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Diamond Stars Quilt Tutorial

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I have another beautiful quilt project to share with you. This could easily be a wall hanging or a table topper on your table.

Diamond Stars Quilt tutorial

Today I’ll show you a beautiful batik star quilt that can be used as a table topper or a wall hanging using this fast and easy quilt block and the AccuQuilt GO! dies.

If you have the new AccuQuilt GO! 10″ Qube Mix & Match set, you can make this in no time at all! This is another one of my favorite sizes of blocks to make and there is a lot you can do with this set!

Other sizes of the AccuQuilt GO! Qube will work and either make a smaller or bigger Diamond Stars quilt.

I have received many emails from quilters saying they have bought the AccuQuilt GO! cutter but really don’t use it much, I use mine all the time! I can cut half-square triangles (HST) in no time at all and they are exact.

My neighbor Diannia loves to come over and cut tons of fabrics into flying geese pieces that she can then take home and sew whenever she has time. I hope you enjoy this tutorial!

Diamond Stars quilt tutorial with pelican on a bench by the river

Diamond Stars Tutorial

24-inch square

GO! Fabric Cutter:

Below are the dies in the 10-inch Qube that I used.

  • #2 Square – 55804
  • #4 Quarter Square Triangle – 55806
  • #5 Half Square Triangle – 55807
  • #6 Square on Point – 55808

GO! dies that were used for the sashing and binding

Fabrics: I used batiks from Island Batik

Tan Batik – 1 yard – includes cutting binding and backing

  • Cut one 6 – 3/4″ strip the width of fabric
    • Sub-cut 4 sets #4 Quarter Square Triangles (16 pieces total)
  • Cut one 3 – 1/4″ strip the width of fabric
    • Sub-cut 16 #2 Squares

Orange Batik – 1/4 yard or fat quarter

  • Cut one 4 – 1/2″ strip the width of fabric
    • Sub-cut 4 #6 Square on Point

Dark Brown Batik – 1/4 yard or fat quarter

  • Cut two 3 – 3/4″ strips the width of fabric
    • Sub-cut 32 #5 Half Square Triangles

Cream Batik – 1/4 yard or fat quarter

  • Cut one 3 – 3/4″ strip the width of fabric
    • Sub-cut 16 #5 Half Square Triangles

Rotary Cutting:

If you don’t have an AccuQuilt GO! cutter, you can rotary cut your fabric in the following sizes.

Diagram for rotary cutting Diamond Stars block

One block:

  • A – Tan batik – cut four 3″ squares
  • B – Tan batik – cut one 6¼” square and sub-cut diagonally twice
  • C – Dark brown batik – cut four – 3 3/8″ squares and sub-cut diagonally once
  • D – Orange batik – cut one 4″ square for the center

Wall Hanging – four blocks:

  • A – Tan batik – cut sixteen 3″ squares
  • B – Tan batik – cut four 6¼” squares and sub-cut diagonally twice
  • C – Dark brown batik – cut sixteen – 3 3/8″ squares and sub-cut diagonally once
  • D – Orange batik – cut four 4″ squares for the center
Cut your fabric squares diagonally

Use a 1/4″ seam allowance throughout.

  • Pin and sew two cream Half Square Triangles to opposite sides of the orange Square on Point. Press toward the dark fabric.
  • Pin and sew the last two cream Half Square Triangles to the other sides of the orange Square on Point and press.

Make 4

Making the Diamond in a Square block

Next, make some flying geese blocks using the Quarter Square Triangles and the Half Square Triangles.

Diamond Stars quilt blocks quarter square triangles

Make 16 flying geese units.

Pin and sew one tan batik quarter square triangle and two half square triangles together as shown in the following diagram. Press toward the dark fabric.

Diamond Stars block in sections flying geese block

Arrange the sections as shown below.

Diamond Stars block in sections

Sew the pieces together in three rows and then sew your rows together to make the block. It will be a 10½” unfinished block.

Variable Star block used in Diamond Stars quilt

Make 4 Diamond Star blocks.

4 Diamond Star blocks

Tan Batik – sashing

  • Cut three 2″ strips the width of fabric
    • Sub-cut two 2″ x 24 1/2″ pieces
    • Sub-cut three 2″ x 21 1/2″ pieces
    • Sub-cut two 2″ x 10 1/2″ pieces
Sew sashing between blocks

Add the 2″ x 10 1/2″  sashing strips between the blocks. Do this twice.

Sew one 2″ x 21 1/2″ sashing strips between the two rows of star blocks.

Diamond Stars four blocks sashed together

Add the other two 2″ x 21 1/2″ sashing strips to the top and bottom of your quilt.

Add the two 2″ x 24 1/2″ sashing strips to the sides of your quilt.

Diamond Stars four blocks sashed together all sashed

Add batting and backing and quilt. I did some free motion straight stitching using my vintage 15-91 Singer sewing machine.

Cut 2 – 2 1/2″ strips width of fabric for the binding and sew together. Add the quilt binding by machine, or hand-stitch it down.

Connie Signature
Diamond Stars quilt with pelican on it

I hope you have enjoyed this fast and easy Diamond Stars quilt made with the AccuQuilt GO! Fabric Cutter and the new GO! 10″ Qube dies. If you are looking for more ideas for table accessories, you might enjoy some of my other AccuQuilt tutorials.

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11 Comments

  1. I love the star block and would like the rotary cutter instructions. Don’t have all the dies for cutting. Thanks and love your work and instructions.

  2. Hello Connie, This is a beautiful quilt project! Connie, you are so talented when it comes to picking out fabrics, these brown batiks are such a brilliant match. Lately, it seems like I have been wanting to make Star Quilts and this new pattern you have designed is going to be so much fun to make. I will have to check the dies I have to see how they match yours, but I am learning how to make the Go Cutter work for me, even when I do not have all of the dies needed in a project. All of the CHEAT SHEETS that so many quilters have written for us help tremendously. Thank you for sharing this beautiful quilt project! Have a fantastic day!

  3. Love both of the quilts you are showing here! HSRs aren’t used often but I love them! I also love your Pelly statue…I still miss reading about him!!

  4. Oh boy this is just so pretty!! And it matches Pelly so perfectly. Hey I got lots of scrap stash to cut, I’ll just come to your house and cut, hehehe, I might have to stay a few weeks, LOL

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