Amelia’s Star Fabric Pull & Cutting – Quilt Along 2020


The day has come. We’re starting the Amelia’s Star Quilt Along, the June quilt for Quilt Along 2020. This week is for the Amelia’s Star quilt we’re pulling our fabric and cutting out our pieces!

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! June’s quilt is Amelia’s Star.

Amelia’s Star Schedule

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

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

Amelia’s Star Quilt Along 2020

60″ x 60″

by Emily Cross

Fabric Requirements

Background – 2⅓ yards
Red – 1 yard
Navy – 1 yard
Sky Blue – 1 yard
Light Blue – ¼ yard
Binding – ½ yard

Cutting Instructions

(42″ usable fabric assumed)

From the background fabric, cut:
(1) 20½″ x 20½″
(4) 20½″ x 10½″
(16) 10½″ x 10½″

From the red fabric, cut:
(4) 20½″ x 10½″
(4) 5½″ x 5½″

From the navy fabric, cut:
(8) 10½″ x 10½″

From the sky blue fabric, cut:
(4) 20½″ x 10½″
(4) 5½″ x 5½″

From the light blue fabric, cut:
(4) 5½″ x 5½″

Amelia’s Star Fabric Pull Ideas

We have some ideas for different color ways below. Get inspired to create your own color ways and plan out your fabrics with a handy planning page!

Click Here to download the Amelia’s Star Color & Fabric Planner.

Amelia’s Star has some wide open spaces and big patches. It makes it great for showing off prints or using solids for some chic minimalism.

Choose some fun, vintage-inspired colors for a dose of nostalgia.

The large square in the center of the quilt is a perfect place for a big print or even a square panel.

A botanical take is always a beautiful way to color a quilt.

Reversing the background (dark instead of light) is a dramatic design trick, but you can still create a soft effect by using pastels. The gray of the blue background softens the impact of the background.

Warm and cool colors can create a lot of contrast with one another. In this quilt, every fabric is in the same aqua family in different values (light to dark), except for the focal star which is in a warm orange to make the star pop.

The Pattern

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

Click Here for the FREE Amelia’s Star pattern.

In addition to the free pattern, we’ve written a special Amelia’s Star ePattern you can purchase and download instantly!

The Amelia’s Star ePattern features easy-to-follow instructions for the 60″ x 60″, 80″ x 80″ and a 100″ x 100″ quilt. There are more ways than ever to make your quilt special with the Amelia’s Star ePattern.

June Giveaway

Each month you’ll have the opportunity to enter to win a fun quilting prize. The month the prize is a fat quarter bundle from P&B Textiles.

(Bundle will differ from bundle shown.)

Enter below!

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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!

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Dee VanThorre

I would prefer an option to do this as a sampler.