Rainbow Stars

Take the stars from the American flag and make them into a quilted, patriotic pattern.


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The easy-to-work-with size of this 9-inch quilt block makes it easy to interchange with some of your other favorite patterns.

Download the free patterns for this project (Downloading requires Adobe Acrobat).

Quilt Patterns

Adobe Acrobat

Cutting Instructions

A: is the triangle of a 1" X 1" square
B: 1" X 1"
C: 2" X 1"
D: 1" X 3"
E: 2" X 3"
F: 3" X 3"
G: is the triangle of 3" X 3" square

How to Construct This Block

In chosen colors, lay out pieces in correct position. Be careful of placement. Sew A to A to make a half-square triangle (25 times). Row 1 -- Sew A to C: add AA. Sew B to ACAA. Sew ACAAB to AA; add B. Row 2 -- Sew A to AA; add B. Sew AAAB to AA; add B and AA. Sew AAABAABAA to B; add AA. Row 3 -- Sew A to (3) AA; add B. Sew A (3) AAB to AA; add B, AA, and another B. Sew Row 1 to Row 2. Add Row 3 to make Unit 1. Sew G to left side of Unit 1. Row 4 -- Sew B to AA; add B. Sew BAAB to AA; add B and another AA. Row 5 -- Sew AA to B; Add AA. Sew AABAA to B; add AA and B. Sew Row 4 to Row 5 to make Unit 2. Sew C to left side of Unit 2. Sew E to right side of Unit 2. Row 6 -- Sew AA to B; add AA. Sew AABAA to B; add AA, B, and D to make Unit 3. Row 7 -- Sew B to AA; add B. Sew BAAB to AA; add B. Row 8 -- Sew AA to B; add AA. Row 9 -- Sew B to AA; add B. Sew Row 8 to Row 9. Add E. Sew Row 7 to Row 8 and 9. Add D and F to make Unit 4. Sew Units 1, 2, 3, and 4 together.

To Make a Bed Quilt

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This quilt is designed to be a twin-size quilt measuring 78 x 96 inches. We have used two 1-1/2-inch plain borders as shown.

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