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″.

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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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