Forest Light Quilt Using 10-Inch Squares

Forest Light Quilt Using 10-Inch Squares | DIY Joy Projects and Crafts Ideas

Image by Missouri Star via Youtube


This forest light quilt by Missouri Star is definitely an eye-catching piece. It’s perfect for beginners as it uses the “easy eight” technique, which can make 8 pieces of half-square triangles at a time. How simple is that?  Watch the video below for full instructions.



  • 1 pack of 10″ printed squares
  • 1 pack of 10″ background squares
  • 3/4 yard for inner border
  • 1 1/2 for the outer border
  • 5 3/4 yards for backing
  • squaring tool


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Step 1:

Get 1 printed square and place it on top of a background square. Draw a diagonal line from corner to corner in both directions. Sew on both sides of the lines with a quarter of an inch seam allowance.

Step 2:

Cut it in half vertically and horizontally. After that, cut it into drawn lines.

Step 3:

Open the half-square triangles with the dark fabric on top, so the seams lay up to the darker fabric. All of that will make the legs of the star.

Step 4:

You need 4 more half-square triangles for the center. Just repeat steps 1 to 3, but set the flour blocks aside for the center of two stars.

Step 5:

Trim the blocks into 4 1/2″ squares.

Step 6:

Get two pairs from the leg pile and sew them together with the background fabric in the middle, forming a big triangle. Repeat to make a total of 4. Press all of them open.

Step 7:

Get the 4 half-square triangles for the center and lay them out so that the printed parts form a diamond. Sew them into a four-patch.

Step 8:

Lay the legs on all sides, then put 4 pieces of 4 1/2 inch background squares at the corners. Sew the middle sides first, then sew the top and bottom into rows. Once done, sew them into a block. Press it with an iron. This will be block A.

Forest Light Quilt Tutorial
Image by Missouri Star via Youtube


Step 9:

For block B, you need 4 printed squares for the corners, 8 pieces of star legs, and 4 half square triangles for the middle. Repeat the steps with the first block.

Forest Light Quilt Project
Image by Missouri Star via Youtube


Step 10:

You need 5 rows with 4 blocks on each row. Alternate blocks A and B for each row.

Step 11:

Use a 2 1/2 inch for the inner border, then 6 inches for the outer.



Forest Light Quilt Using 10-Inch Squares

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