Close up of 8 Point Diamond star variation blocksThis blog post is a sneak preview of an upcoming tutorial. ¬†I’m working on a printable pattern for this medium difficulty half-square triangle quilt to share here on Craftcore. ¬†I wanted to create the¬†Diamond Eight Point Star block without having to cut and piece diamond units, and you can do it too! ¬†The pattern is not yet ready to share, but I can’t¬†resist sharing the end results of this project because it just¬†makes me so happy to look at it.

This purple quilt uses dainty floral prints against a crisp white background. ¬†This quilt is¬†a gift for my sister-in-law and my not-yet-born niece who is due to be born in the next few weeks. ¬†I really hope the baby enjoys this quilt!¬†The baby’s room is going to be purple and grey, so I incorporated a light grey and white¬†fabric as the binding for a subtle touch of grey.

Completed purple quilt

I ended up playing with three different sewing machines to put this together. ¬†I pieced the quilt using my newest vintage sewing machine in my collection, a clone of a Singer¬†15K. ¬†When it came to quilting, I used my¬†Singer 66 (read more about the 66 here), as pictured below. ¬†Lastly, I added zig zag stitching to the edge of my binding using my modern Kenmore. ¬†(…I think I may be developing a problem with collecting sewing machines. ¬†Shh.)

Craftcore zig zag binding technique

8 point star quilt - quilted on a Singer 66 vintage machine

I only quilted around the petals of the diamond shapes 1/4″ inside the each design. ¬†Doing this style of quilting helps the¬†seam line of the two pieced triangles that make up one diamond disappear in contrast to the stronger quilt lines. ¬†I used a purple variegated thread that fades from light to dark purple and back again. ¬†I love the way the design looks on the backside.

Craftcore | 8 point star quilt front and back

The quilt measures 38″ x 48.5″.

Want to learn how to make this quilt?

I’m currently in the process of creating a printable pattern for you to assemble this quilt. ¬†I’ll update this blog with the link to the printable pattern once it’s complete. ¬†Please be sure to subscribe to my email list (link in my footer) or like Craftcore on Facebook so you don’t miss it!

gift wrapped quilt - simple ribbon to give as a "wrapped" gift

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