Double Aster Makes A Beautiful Quilt In Any Fabric

Fun Color Play And Fabric Choices.

If you love making stars, make your next project using a beautiful Double Aster Star quilt. Choose fabrics and color selections that work wonderfully together, using a solid for the background to make the stars shine.


The Double Aster Star is the perfect combo of a star and a pinwheel. You can make the color scheme so pretty. Use coordinated prints or go totally scrappy like this bright and pretty Aster from Pink Suede Shoes.

double Aster

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There are a lot of choices in the display of the Aster. When constructing the quilt top, place the blocks so that the center square is on point, or display the center square straight. Use the square as a feature point and fussy cut a display print, or make up fun color combinations. The entire block can be made with fabrics from stash, or scraps where you are able to cut pieces, the largest being a little over 5 inches, plus strips lengths, the longest being 18″.

double aster quilt pattern Quilters Cache

Although you have to cut and sew lots of triangles it actually goes together very easily with just one y-seam at the end. Make up dark and light half square triangles and stitch together to make the first quarter of the block. Lay the units out to be sure of correct color placement, then construct the block adding units in a clockwise fashion.

It’s not a hard block at all. Simply follow the pictures directions and you will not have a problem. Scant seams are essential with this block. Being just a thread-width off may not seem like a big deal at first, but when you add up that thread-width for every seam in your block (or in the entire quilt), it can make a huge difference in the size of your blocks. Measure precisely, as it is easy to to cut something 2 3/8 instead of 2 5/8. The center square is cut two and five eights of an inch and if cuts and seam allowances are slightly out, it doesn’t fit in the middle. As a beginner have fun with a practice block to begin.

Complete the quilt using setting triangles, adding a border to increase the size of the quilt if you chose. The pattern tutorial from Quilters Cache includes how to make setting triangles.

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