Cactus Blossoms Quilt Pattern Featuring Star Quilt Blocks

About this Quilt

What a gorgeous quilt this is! Octagon shapes in a blaze of desert hues dance across this throw-sized quilt. Octagon quilt shapes might seem challenging but our Sew Easy quilting video for using the Triangle Trimmers tool help make these quilt blocks look easy! You might take a look at a quilt like this and go “Wow, octagons – those look difficult to piece; I’ll never be able to do it.” If that thought popped into your head or anything like it then, boy, do I have a surprise for you: this quilt is made up almost entirely of triangle quilt units arranged into simple star quilt blocks! We had you fooled for a minute there, didn’t we? Don’t just sit there and think about making this quilt: either the quilt kit we put together for this beauty to use similar fabrics or dig into your stash and get quilting!

About This Quilt

Finished Size: 72″ x 86″
Finished Blocks: 30 (12″) quilt blocks
Rating: Intermediate
Designed by: Emily Bailey
Recommended Tools: Fons & Porter Triangle Trimers, Fons & Porter Rotary Cutter, Olfa 12″ Spinning Cutting Mat, and Fons & Porter Basic Cutting Ruler
Cactus Blooms Quilt
Bed-Size Quilt Patterns

Learn How to Make This Quilt

Pre-trimming your triangles gives you perfect placement and precise patchwork in your patchwork designs. These Triangle Trimmers can be used with any size fabric triangle, which means you’re not limited with these templates. The non-slip backs keep the templates in place, so you can focus on other aspects of your quiltmaking!

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