Saturday, July 19, 2014

Constellation Quilt Along Part II: Layout

Welcome to the second installment of the Constellation Quilt Along.

Refer to this layout diagram for quilt top assembly. Use 1/4" seam allowances.

Layout Diagram for Constellation Quilt Along @ Quilting Mod

Cut each piece to the size listed (includes 1/4" seam allowance). Label each piece with a piece of masking tape marked with its corresponding letter in permanent marker.

A: 5" x 3"
B: 5" x 5"
C: 8" x 12"
D: 3 1/2" x 5"
E: 5" x 3"
F: 3 1/2" x 7 1/2"
G: 20" x 15"
H: 12 1/2" x 26 1/2"
I: 18" x 3"
J: 4" x 6 1/2"
K: 5" x 1"
L: 5" x 1 1/2"
M: 4" x 6 1/2"
N: 2" x 5"
O: 7 1/2" x 5"
P: 2" x 5"
Q: 6 1/2" x 2"
R: 8" x 2"
S: 3 1/2" x 5"
T: 8" x 3"
U: 3 1/2" x 5"
V: 10 1/2" x 13 1/2"
Borders: 6 1/2" x (Measure your quilt across the top, bottom, and middle. Average for this measurement.)

First, attach the long side of A, D, E, K, N, O, P, S, and U to star blocks. Then, attach B to the A unit, F to the E unit, L to the K unit, Q to the P unit, R to the S unit, and T to the U unit. Next, attach C to the AB unit, D to the EF unit, J to the KL unit, N to the PQ unit, and RS to the TU unit. After that, attach ABC to DEF, JKL to M, and RSTU to V. Then, attach ABCDEF to G and JKLM to O. Attach ABCDEFG to H and JKLMO to NPQ. Add I to JKLMNOPQ. Attach IJKLMNOPQ to RSTUV.
Attach ABCDEFGH to IJKLMNOPQRSTUV. Lastly, add the borders.

If you are looking for the other Constellation Quilt Along Posts, here they are:

Part I: Wonky Stars
Part II: Layout
Part III: Finishing -- Coming July 26

If you are joining along, upload pictures of your progress to the Flickr Group.

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  1. Aww, you're not going to post instructions for all the major constellations?! Not that I don't like Leo, being a Leo and all...and I really don't know which constellation I'd choose anyway.

    1. I wouldn't hold your breath, Renee. Perhaps I could be bribed with jam. For now, I'm on to other projects.

    2. I got apricots from a neighbor and plums from a friend...and now have an abundance of jam from them too.

  2. Hello Afton, you inquired on my blog about my windmill quilt. I left you an email regarding it. Thanks for your interest.

  3. What a great idea this contellation quilt! Even without the special fabric. That's a great pattern for donation quilts. I'm planning to make a few when my sons go back to school. I think I will try you pattern. Thank you for the detailled instructions.

    1. It come together pretty fast. The most time-consuming part is the cutting. You are welcome for the instructions. Please send me a pic or upload it to the Flickr group if you make one. I'd love to see.