Cactus Star: Dramatic Foundation-Pieced Wall Quilt Pattern

About this Quilt

Cactus Star: Dramatic Foundation-Pieced Wall Quilt Pattern

Designed by CAROL DOAK Machine Quilted by DANA GOYER

Crisp points, a rainbow of colors, and pretty quilting pop against a black background in this striking wall hanging. The foundation piecing technique in this Cactus Star wall quilt pattern ensures precise blocks, every time.

Note: See Pattern Pull-Out Section at back of issue for foundation master.



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Finished Size 60½˝ x 60½˝

Featured Fabrics

Carol used assorted fabrics from her stash to make this quilt.

Further Information

Carol Doak is a renowned quilt designer, author, and teacher specializing in paper-piecing. Visit to learn more about her wonderful  designs and special quilts. Her new book Creative Combinations (C&T Publishing, 2013) is available at your local quilt shop or online at

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FREE Quilting Lesson Download – Foundation Piecing Primer – click here!

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The Cactus Star wall quilt is fully patterned in the McCall’s Quilting March/April 2013 issue shown below. Print (while supplies last) or instant digital download available for purchase at