Stitch up a baby quilt in an afternoon with this Giant Star baby quilt pattern! The giant star quilt block is not only striking and modern but oh so fast to sew!
Funny story. This baby quilt was made on accident (I feel like there’s a potential double entendre in that sentence LOL!). I was writing the pattern for the last block in my Just for Fun Quilt along and messed up the quilt math. I ended up with a quilt block that was two times too big!
Luckily the mistake was caught before I posted the block pattern (you can read all about it here). Today I thought that I’d share with you how to make this “bonus” easy baby quilt pattern.
This quilt features one large Sawtooth Star Quilt block, sometimes called a variable star. I’ve shared a few other large quilt block baby quilt patterns in the past. This one from Amy Smart is a particular favorite of mine.
Since this quilt block is constructed as one large block (instead of several smaller blocks) it is very quick to make. It’s a very simple baby quilt and I love that it feels a bit modern. In fact, I made mine in about 2 hours.
How to Make a Giant Star Baby Quilt:
I have noticed that many of my daughter and nieces friends who are having babies prefer more graphic or modern baby quilts. If you know someone who’s taste leans a bit more towards clean lines then this baby quilt pattern might be a good choice.
Supplies for Star Baby Quilt Pattern:
All fabrics are from the Blossom Line by Riley Blake Designs. You can purchase it here. Because of the large size of the quilt blocks in this quilt, I do not recommend using a fat quarter of fabric. Purchasing yardage is a more economical way to make the baby quilt.
Navy Fabric: ¾ Yard
Aqua Fabric: ¾ Yard
Red Fabric: ½ Yard
White Fabric: ¾ Yard
Approximate Dimensions: 48″ x 48″
4 Pieces each 13″ x 13″
4 Pieces each 13″ x 13″
2 Pieces each 13″ x 13″
6 Pieces each 13″ x 13″
If you’re brand new to quilting, here are a few tips to keep in mind. 1- Be careful as you cut to keep your measurements precise.
2- Double check your seam allowance on your sewing machine. You want it to be ¼″ exactly. I recommend marking that spot on your machine with a bit of washi tape so you don’t forget where it is.
Time needed: 2 hours and 30 minutes.
Giant Star Baby Quilt Pattern
- Create the White and Navy Half Square Triangles
Pair one Navy 13″ x 13″ pieces of fabric with one of the White 13″ x13″ pieces of fabric. Create 2 Navy/White Half square triangles.
Repeat, 3 times. You should have 8 Navy/ White Half Square triangles.
Trim and square up to 12 ½″ x 12 ½″
If you need help making a Half Square Triangle, you can view THIS post for full instructions.
- Create Aqua and Red Half Square Triangles
Pair one Red Square with one of the Aqua Squares. Create 2 Red/Aqua Half Square Triangles.
Repeat. You should have 4 Red/Aqua Half Square Triangles. Trim and square up to 12 ½″ x 12 ½″
- Aqua and White Half Square Triangles
Using 1 white and 1 Aqua squares of fabric, create 2 Aqua/White Half Square Triangles.
Repeat. You should have 4 Aqua/White Half Square Triangles. Trim and square up to 12 ½″ x 12 ½″
- Count the Blocks
Before you go further make sure you have:
8 White and Navy Half Square Triangles
4 Red and Aqua Half Square Triangles
4 Aqua and White Half Square Triangles.
All pieces should be 12 ½″ x 12 ½″
Assemble the quilt top by rows according to the diagram.