Nine Patch Star Quilt Along Finish

Continuing on our quilt-along, we’ll finish it up today.  If you are just now finding this post, start HERE. Quilting the Nine Patch Star was next. Here’s where I left off last week, with the border on the blocks matching the center block in the nine patch.

Nine Patch Star at From My Carolina Home

I loaded the runner on the longarm and selected one of my holiday themed pantographs, a bell and holly design called Deck the Halls by Patricia Ritter for Urban Elementz.  Quilting went very fast, only three passes and it was done.

Nine Patch Star Quilt Along at From My Carolina Home

The pantograph was the perfect choice, and one I rarely get to use.  The runner has Warm and Natural batting with Essentials thread on top and Aurifil in the bobbin.

Nine Patch Star Quilt Along at From My Carolina Home

Next, trim the piece, and apply the binding.

Nine Patch Star Quilt Along ~ From My Carolina Home

Hand stitching binding while watching football games is a favorite thing to do.

Nine Patch Star Quilt Along ~ From My Carolina Home

All done!  I put it on the little coffee table in the den.  The width was perfect for that spot.

Nine Patch Star at From My Carolina Home

One other note about this pattern, even though came up with this on my own, I was certain it wasn’t original. It was too simple and had to have been done many times before. Several readers have emailed me that Missouri Star did it a couple of years ago, but, their pattern is not a nine-patch, it is a four 4-patch (or a 16-patch) in the center.  See HERE.  The main design uses the same size unit 4-patches as the star points.  It has been published before by Pat Sloan as Happy Little Wishes, see it HERE. She wasn’t the first to publish either, as it was apparently published in a McCalls Quilting magazine in 2011, although I have not been able to verify that.  I’m sure that other examples can be found.  Still, it is a fun block and I hope you enjoy using it with my ideas for color placement.

Just this past week, reader Sheila was kind enough to send me a picture of her Scrap Dance Waltz quilt with permission to share it with all of you.  She did a fabulous job, with 608 HST’s and 2833 pieces, her 90-inch square quilt is spectacular!  Get the pattern in my Etsy store, link on the sidebar.

Sheila's Waltz

What are you quilting this season?

Nine Patch Star at From My Carolina Home


Slow Sunday Stitching

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18 thoughts on “Nine Patch Star Quilt Along Finish

  1. a star quilt is enjoyable to make – I love them – I think it would be very hard to make an “original” the thing that is original to most quilt patterns now is the way the directions are written as the patterns (most) have been around for years and years. Love your table runner and will suit the table you have it on I’m sure.

  2. Shirley

    Thank you for sharing this pattern. Star blocks are one of my favorite blocks. Love the nine patch in the center.

  3. Helen Glover

    This is a great pattern for a table runner and just enough work to keep me happy! Thanks! When will you do the pdf or did I miss it? Thank you for all your contributions to my quilting life!

  4. Brenda Ackerman

    Hello Carole; Your Star Table Topper is lovely! I look forward to finishing my Star Runner today. Sheila’s quilt turned out fabulous, I am glad that she shared it with all of us! I still have not put borders or quilted mine, but the top is so pretty! It will get finished this year. Of course, I always look forward to your spectacular Mysteries! So, I will be all ready in January. Thank you for all that you share with us, Carole! It is so appreciated! Have a wonderful day!

  5. Thanks for providing instructions and ideas for this block! I used it for the Christmas pillow covers in my living room, and have the centers done for a Christmas bed runner that will be ready for next year. 😄

  6. Sue H

    What a beautiful table runner. It’s funny how the classics never go out of style. Star Blocks in quilting are a great example. Love how you referenced several similar patterns.

  7. Phyllis Smith

    Good morning,

    Simply love your table runner and especially the holly leaf and ornament quilting, great for the season. The color combination is terrific and really like the pine cones and needle print. All your choices for the prints are just fantastic and the colors blend in so well. Have a terrific day.


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