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My cousin Stephanie has a gift for planning beautiful parties. I have drooled over many a charcuterie board she has thrown together. There is an art to such a thing; a sense of order while making it appear effortless. This quilt is an ode to her and those who make magic for others. The placement of the blocks gives an illusion of overlapping stars—and is easier than it looks. In fact, the hardest part will be deciding how scrappy to go. I opted for a less scrappy look by using
fat quarters. Even if you decide to use scraps or a precut 21/2 ̋ strip bundle, you can control some of the scrappiness by placing the prints in sections by color (or not). Read through the entire pattern first to help you decide what you’d like to do. No matter what you decide, this design is sure to impress—no magic wand required.

finished block: 14 ̋ × 14 ̋ • finished quilt: 84 ̋ × 84 ̋

pieced by
Vanessa Goertzen
quilted by
Allison Black
Fabric: Meraki by BasicGrey for Moda Fabrics

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  • Step 1

    CUTTING IT UP
    This quilt uses 42 strips 21/2 ̋ × WOF. Since precut strip bundles usually contain 40 strips, supplement
    with one fat quarter. Or for a less scrappy look, use 12 fat quarters as I did. Label each matching group A, B, and C as noted.

    CUTTING
    For the blocks
    40 precut strips + 1 fat quarter ...
    • From 24 Print A strips, subcut 1 rectangle 21/2 ̋ × 101/2 ̋ and 1 rectangle 21/2 ̋ × 121/2 ̋ per strip.
    • From 4 Print B strips, subcut 2 rectangles 21/2 ̋ × 81/2 ̋ and 2 rectangles 21/2 ̋ × 101/2 ̋ per strip.
    • From 1 fat quarter, cut 4 rectangles 21/2 ̋ × 81/2 ̋ and 4 rectangles 21/2 ̋ × 101/2 ̋. Add to the other Print B units to get 12 rectangles per size.
    • From 12 Print C strips, subcut 1 rectangle 21/2 ̋ × 121/2 ̋ and 1 rectangle 21/2 ̋ × 141/2 ̋ per strip.

    ... or 12 fat quarters
    • From each fat quarter, cut 8 vertical strips 21/2 ̋ × 181/2 ̋. Subcut the following:
    2 Print A rectangles 21/2 ̋ × 121/2 ̋ 2 Print A rectangles 21/2 ̋ × 101/2 ̋ 1 Print B rectangle 21/2 ̋ × 101/2 ̋
    1 Print B rectangle 21/2 ̋ × 81/2 ̋ 1 Print C rectangle 21/2 ̋ × 141/2 1 Print C rectangle 21/2 ̋ × 121/2 ̋

    Black fabric
    1 Print B rectangle 21/2 ̋ × 81/2 ̋ 1 Print C rectangle 21/2 ̋ × 141/2 1 Print C rectangle 21/2 ̋ × 121/2 ̋
    • Cut 5 strips 5 ̋ × WOF. Subcut 5 ̋ × 5 ̋ squares, 8 per strip, until you have 36.
    • Cut 9 strips 41/2 ̋ × WOF. Subcut 41/2 ̋ × 41/2 ̋ squares, 8 per strip, until you have 72.

    Cream fabric
    Cut 2 strips 141/2 ̋ × WOF. Subcut 21/2 ̋ × 141/2 ̋ rect- angles, 16 per strip, until you have 24.
    From the remnant, subcut 4 rectangles 21/2 ̋ × 121/2 ̋ and 4 rectangles
    21/2 ̋ × 101/2 ̋.
    Cut 2 strips 121/2 ̋ × WOF. Subcut 21/2 ̋ × 121/2 ̋ rect- angles, 16 per strip, until you have 32. Combine with the rectangles
    cut in the first step to get 36 rectangles 21/2 ̋ × 121/2 ̋ total.
    Cut 2 strips 101/2 ̋ × WOF. Subcut 21/2 ̋ × 101/2 ̋ rect- angles, 16 per strip, until you have 32. Combine with the rectangles
    cut in the first step to get 36 rectangles 21/2 ̋ × 101/2 ̋ total.
    Cut 6 strips 21/2 ̋ × WOF. Subcut 21/2 ̋ × 81/2 ̋ rect- angles, 4 per strip, until you have 24.
    Cut 5 strips 5 ̋ × WOF. Subcut 5 ̋ × 5 ̋ squares, 8 per strip, until you have 36.

    Binding fabric
    Cut 9 strips 21/2 ̋ × WOF.

  • How to make a patchwork quilt. Smart Cookie Quilt - Step 2
    Step 2

    MAKE THE BLOCKS

    To make 1 block (Fig. A), gather the following:
    1 Print A rectangle 21/2 ̋ × 101/2 ̋ 1 Print A rectangle 21/2 ̋ × 121/2 ̋ 1 black square 5 ̋ × 5 ̋
    2 black squares 41/2 ̋ × 41/2 ̋
    1 cream rectangle 21/2 ̋ × 81/2 ̋
    1 cream rectangle 21/2 ̋ × 101/2 ̋ 1 cream rectangle 21/2 ̋ × 121/2 ̋ 1 cream rectangle 21/2 ̋ × 141/2 ̋ 1 cream square 5 ̋ × 5 ̋

  • How to make a patchwork quilt. Smart Cookie Quilt - Step 3
    Step 3

    Mark a diagonal line on the back of 1 cream square 5 ̋ × 5 ̋. Place 1 marked cream square right sides together with 1 black square 5 ̋ × 5 ̋. Sew 1/4 ̋ away from the marked line on both sides. Cut along the marked line, press, and trim each half-square triangle unit to 41/2 ̋ × 41/2 ̋. Fig. B

  • How to make a patchwork quilt. Smart Cookie Quilt - Step 4
    Step 4

    Arrange 2 half-square triangle units from Step 2 with 2 black squares
    41/2 ̋ × 41/2 ̋. Sew the units into rows. Press. Sew the rows together. Press. Fig.C

  • How to make a patchwork quilt. Smart Cookie Quilt - Step 5
    Step 5

    Sew 1 cream rectangle 21/2 ̋ × 81/2 ̋ to the left side of the unit from Step 3. Press. Fig. D

  • How to make a patchwork quilt. Smart Cookie Quilt - Step 6
    Step 6

    Sew 1 cream rectangle 21/2 ̋ × 101/2 ̋ to the top of the unit from Step 4. Press. Fig. E

  • How to make a patchwork quilt. Smart Cookie Quilt - Step 7
    Step 7

    Sew 1 Print A rectangle 21/2 ̋ × 101/2 ̋ to the left side of the unit from Step 5. Press. Fig.F

  • How to make a patchwork quilt. Smart Cookie Quilt - Step 8
    Step 8

    Sew 1 Print A rectangle 21/2 ̋ × 121/2 ̋ to the top of the unit from Step 6. Press. Fig. G

  • How to make a patchwork quilt. Smart Cookie Quilt - Step 9
    Step 9

    Sew 1 cream rectangle 21/2 ̋ × 121/2 ̋ to the left side of the unit from Step 7. Press. Fig.H

  • How to make a patchwork quilt. Smart Cookie Quilt - Step 10
    Step 10

    Sew 1 cream rectangle 21/2 ̋ × 141/2 ̋ to the top of the unit from Step 8. Press. Make 1 per set of Print A rectangles for a total of
    24 blocks. Fig.I

  • How to make a patchwork quilt. Smart Cookie Quilt - Step 11
    Step 11

    Block 2
    1. To make 1 block (Fig. J), gather the following:
    1 Print B rectangle 21/2 ̋ × 81/2 ̋ 1 Print B rectangle 21/2 ̋ × 101/2 ̋ 1 Print C rectangle 21/2 ̋ × 121/2 ̋ 1 Print C rectangle 21/2 ̋ × 141/2 ̋ 1 black square 5 ̋ × 5 ̋
    2 black squares 41/2 ̋ × 41/2 ̋
    1 cream rectangle 21/2 ̋ × 101/2 ̋ 1 cream rectangle 21/2 ̋ × 121/2 ̋ 1 cream square 5 ̋ × 5 ̋

  • How to make a patchwork quilt. Smart Cookie Quilt - Step 12
    Step 12

    2. Mark a diagonal line on the back of
    1 cream square 5 ̋ × 5 ̋. Place 1 marked cream square right sides together with 1 black square 5 ̋ × 5 ̋. Sew 1/4 ̋ away from the marked line on both sides. Cut along the marked line, press, and trim each half-square triangle unit to 41/2 ̋ × 41/2 ̋. Fig.K

  • How to make a patchwork quilt. Smart Cookie Quilt - Step 13
    Step 13

    3. Arrange 2 half-square triangle units from Step 2 with 2 black squares 41/2 ̋ × 41/2 ̋. Sew the units into rows. Press. Sew the rows together. Press. Fig.L

  • How to make a patchwork quilt. Smart Cookie Quilt - Step 14
    Step 14

    4. Sew 1 Print B rectangle 21/2 ̋ × 81/2 ̋ to the left side of the unit from Step 3. Press. Fig.M

  • How to make a patchwork quilt. Smart Cookie Quilt - Step 15
    Step 15

    5. Sew 1 Print B rectangle 21/2 ̋ × 101/2 ̋ to the top of the unit from Step 4. Press. Fig.N

  • How to make a patchwork quilt. Smart Cookie Quilt - Step 16
    Step 16

    6. Sew 1 cream rectangle 21/2 ̋ × 101/2 ̋ to the left side of the unit from Step 5. Press. Fig.O

  • How to make a patchwork quilt. Smart Cookie Quilt - Step 17
    Step 17

    7. Sew 1 cream rectangle 21/2 ̋ × 121/2 ̋ to the top of the unit from Step 6. Press. Fig.P

  • How to make a patchwork quilt. Smart Cookie Quilt - Step 18
    Step 18

    8. Sew 1 Print C rectangle 21/2 ̋ × 121/2 ̋ to the left side of the unit from Step 7. Press. Fig. Q

  • How to make a patchwork quilt. Smart Cookie Quilt - Step 19
    Step 19

    9. Sew 1 Print C rectangle 21/2 ̋ × 141/2 ̋ to the top of
    the unit from Step 8. Press. Make 1 per set of Print B and C rectangles for a total of
    12 blocks. Fig.R

  • How to make a patchwork quilt. Smart Cookie Quilt - Step 20
    Step 20

    QUILT TOP ARRANGEMENT
    1. Arrange the 36 blocks into 6 rows of 6, according to the suggested placement and orientation of Blocks 1 and 2 in the diagram. Sew the blocks into rows. Press, alternating the pressing direction of each row.
    2. Sew the rows together. Press.

  • How to make a patchwork quilt. Smart Cookie Quilt - Step 21
    Step 21

    FINISH
    Baste, quilt, and bind using your preferred method.

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