Hooting with the Stars




Hello….I’m Jo, along with my beagle Gracie. You can find us every day at Jo’s Country Junction. I’m back with my second Moda Bake Shop post with the fun fabric line, It’s a Hoot. This star quilt finishes at 48.5 inches square, which is a perfect size for that little toddler in your life. I invite you to stop over to my blog and see all the bloopers from Gracie’s photo shoot and the quilt made with an alternative fabric.

1 It’s a Hoot layer cake
1 yard coordinating fabric for star border and binding
3 1/2 yards coordinating fabric for backing
Open your layer cake pack. Cut each square into 4- 5″ squares.

To make the star blocks, select 16 light squares and 16 medium-dark squares for the star points.



Using your preferred marking method, draw a diagonal line connecting opposite corners on the backs of the light squares.


Match each light square up with one of the selected medium-dark squares. With right sides together, sew 1/4 inch on each side of the marked line.

Using a rotary cutter, cut on the diagonal line. Iron four of the half square triangles to the light side and the other four towards the dark side.


Trim squares to 4 1/2 inches square. These will be the star points. Set them aside.

Select 16 additional light charms and 16 medium dark charms. Trim all pieces to 4.5 inches square.


Using 8 of the half square triangles (4 medium/dark 4.5 inch squares, and 4 light 4.5 inch squares), layout a star block as shown.


Sew together in strips.


Sew the strips together.


Create 3 additional star blocks following the previous instructions.

From fabric for inner star border, cut 8- 1.5 inch strips. 


Subcut into 8 – 16.5 and 8- 18.5 inch strips. 

Attach the 16.5 inch strips to opposite sides of each star block. Press.


Attach the 18.5 inch strips to complete the border. Press.



Repeat to have a total of four star blocks.

Sew together 4 five inch blocks together in a row. Make a total of 6 of these sets. These will border the sides of the star blocks.

Sew the borders to the blocks as shown to make a strip. Repeat so you have two rows.


Sew eleven 5″ squares together in a row as shown to create a border strip. Repeat to make 3 strips.


Sew the eleven-inch block strips to the star block strips. Your quilt top is complete.

Seam the backing piece together. Quilt as desired.

Lay your quilt out and admire your handiwork!





48.5 x 48.5 quilt.

Come visit Gracie and I over at Jo’s Country Junction.

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