Quilt Along 2020 – Royal Star Quilt Assembly

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It’s week three of the Royal Star Quilt Along 2020. We’re finishing the Royal Star quilt assembly!

Royal Star Quilt Along 2020

For 2020, we’ve collected 12 of our most popular quilt patterns. We’ll make a quilt a month and cover the creative process from selecting colors and fabrics, piecing and assembly tips, and quilting ideas to help you finish your quilt. Click Here to check out the quilts so you can pick which ones you want to make in 2020! January’s quilt is Royal Star.

The Royal Star Schedule

Over the next few weeks, we’ll make our Royal Star quilts. Check out the schedule below.

And you can click here to find all of Quilt Along 2020 in one place.

Royal Star Block Assembly

Outer Butterfly Blocks

Lay out 2 light blue 10½″ squares and 2 dark blue/white Small Half Square Triangles (HST) as shown below. Sew together into pairs.

Sew the pairs together to make an Outer Butterfly block.

Royal Star quilt assembly

The block measures 20½″ x 20½″ unfinished. Repeat to make 4.

Inner Butterfly Block

Lay out 1 light blue 10½″ square, 1 dark blue 10½″ square, and 2 light blue/white Small HST as shown below. Sew together into pairs.

Sew the pairs together to make an Inner Butterfly block.

Royal Star quilt assembly

The block measures 20½″ x 20½″ unfinished. Repeat to make 2.

Double Butterfly Block

Lay out 1 light blue 10½″ square, 1 dark blue/white Small HST, and 2 light blue/white Small HST as shown below. Sew together into pairs.

Sew the pairs together to make an Double Butterfly block.

Royal Star quilt assembly

The block measures 20½″ x 20½″ unfinished. Repeat to make 2.

Royal Star Quilt Assembly

Using the diagram below for orientation, lay out the quilt in rows as follows:

1st Row: Outer Butterfly Block, Big HST, Big HST, Outer Butterfly Block
2nd Row: Big HST, Inner Butterfly Block, Double Butterfly Block, Big HST
3rd Row: Big HST, Double Butterfly Block, Inner Butterfly Block, Big HST
4th Row: Outer Butterfly Block, Big HST, Big HST, Outer Butterfly Block

Royal Star quilt assembly

Sew the blocks and units together into rows, then sew the rows together.

The Pattern

If you like to have the whole pattern at your fingertips, we’ve got you covered.

Click Here for the FREE Royal Star pattern.

In addition to the free pattern, we’ve written a special Royal Star pattern you can purchase: Ombré Royal Star!

The Ombré Royal Star ePattern features a 60″ x 60″ version of the quilt with special instructions for using Northcott Stonehenge Gradations Ombré fabric to create a stunning, unique quilt. The pattern also includes instructions for the 80″ x 80″ quilt with easy-to-follow instructions, and optional borders to make a 90″ x 108″ quilt. With the Ombré Royal Star ePattern there are more ways than ever to make your Royal Star special.

And while you’re at ShopAQS, why not grab batting for your quilt? Use special code QAL2020 for 10% off your batting purchase!

January Giveaway

Each month you’ll have the opportunity to enter to win a fun quilting prize. If you haven’t already, this is the last week to enter the January Giveaway. Enter below!

This month you can win a beautiful fat quarter bundle!

Join the fun!

Get involved with a community of quilters in the AQS Project Parade Facebook group to show off your creations and chat with fellow quilters. Use the hashtag #QuiltAlong2020 and tag us @aqsonline on Instagram so we can share your quilts!

Royal Star Quilt Along 2020

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Sandal Keeffe

I’m so excited to see this quilt along! I just mad the Royal Star from a previous post and it laying over my longarm waiting for ideas on how to quilt it. I’m hoping there will be some suggestions coming from this group!