Image by: Missouri Star Quilt Company
Been wanting to sew this pattern? Learn how to make a chandelier quilt with this tutorial by Missouri Star Quilt Company. This design may look complicated, but it’s not, thanks to Jenny’s step-by-step instructions. If you want to start a Christmas quilt, then this is it! It’s gorgeous, making it the perfect gift to friends and families. Watch the video below for a detailed explanation of each step.
Quilt size: 60″ x 60″
Block size: 9″ unfinished and 8 1/2″ finished
Take 2 pieces of 5″ squares with the same design. Leave one whole and cut the other one in half using a rotary cutter. Set aside one half, and cut the other half again making 2 squares.
Cut a 2 1/2″ strip out of your background fabric and then sub-cut into pieces. Make 2 pieces of 2 1/2″ x 5″ rectangles and 2 pieces of 2 1/2″ x 7″.
Take the 2 1/2″ x 5″ rectangles and sew them to both sides of the 5″ square opposite sides. Do a quarter-inch seam and run right down the side. Press using an iron. Take the two seven-inch pieces and sew the 2 small squares on the end of each. Press the folds.
Take the block and place the seven-inch square pieces on both sides in opposite direction. Sew them together and press them open.
Cut a 13 3/8 inch square on the background fabric. Cut the square diagonally in both directions, from one corner to another, making 4 setting squares. For your corner triangles, cut a 6 7/8 inch square and cut it once diagonally.
All are set in diagonal rows. Sew the opposite corners of the blocks together. The middle row has 9 blocks, then 7, 5, 3, and 1 as you go along to one corner. You need to make two of that row. Sew each row first, then lay them out. The middle row will have the corner squares on it and caps on top and bottom. Then for the next row, you will use the other big setting squares for the corners to make the straight edge. For the sides, you want to find the middle of the block and setting square. It should hand over about a quarter inch on either side. Sew a quarter of an inch down the side and press. Sew the other blocks into that and the little cap on the other end.
Once you are done, sew the six-inch border, backing, and binding.