Sew Friendship Star Quilt BlocksAurora Borealis is a quilt pattern that's designed with one simple quilt block, a variation of the popular Friendship Star.
Each quilt block is actually a 4-block unit. You can sew the blocks together into traditional rows if you prefer, but assembling multi-block units can help prevent the stretch that occurs when handling long rows.
Choose a solid black fabric for block backgrounds and the border. Choose a warm to hot color for your stars and a swirled or other multicolor print on black for the fabric that surrounds the stars. Avoid multicolor fabrics with lots of black background, since too much will merge with the surrounding solid black. The multicolored fabric is repeated in the quilt's binding.
Finished (4-Unit) Block Size: 12" x 12"
Finished Quilt (on page 3): about 58" x 58"
Quilting Fabrics and Other Materials for the QUILT ON PAGE 3See page 2 for patches needed to make a single 4-unit group of blocks (for those making a scrap quilt).
Solid Black: 2-1/4 yards (blocks and borders)
Bright for stars: 1-1/4 yards
Multicolored Print on Black: 2-1/4 yards (blocks and binding)
Batting: about 68" x 68"
Backing: about 68" x 68" of wide fabric; OR 4 yards of traditional quilting fabric (you will have leftovers) Quilt Backing Instructions
Binding: About 240 running inches of continuous doublefold binding that finishes at 1/4" Make Quilt Binding Strips