Free quilt pattern: Sweet Stars

January 17, 2023


Here is a quilting pattern that is sure to make any space shine! The Sweet Stars pattern is a clever twist on a simple star design. You don’t have to worry about making perfectly crisp star points because the triangles begin as small squares stitched to a larger one and ultimately become two flying-geese units. To add an extra pop to this quilt you can use a variety of different fabric prints with an array of colors.

Hot tip: this pattern is also fabulous for quilters who love scrappy and fat quarter-friendly quilts.

Quilt pattern dimensions

  • Finished quilt: 80 ½” × 80 ½”
  • Finished blocks: 8”, 16”, 24” and 32” square

Sweet Stars quilt pattern

Quilting and finishing tips

  • Layer the backing, batting and quilt top: baste the layers together.
  • Use the apricot diagonal stripe 2 ½”-wide strips to make the binding and then attach it to the quilt.

Sweet Stars quilt pattern zoomed in

The quilt in this article is quilted with four sizes of Sawtooth Star blocks that are enhanced with an echoing orange peel design in each star and swirls in all the background areas.

Need some inspiration for other quilt designs? Other great options for this type of pattern would be a Hooked Feather or Orchid Blossom filler.


Sweet Stars was designed and pieced by Melissa Corry. If you use the Sweet Stars pattern, please share pictures with us on our APQS Instagram or Facebook pages. Happy quilting!

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