Another fun quilt along that I’m updating today. This one will be a combination of big quilt blocks and small ones, so it’s definitely a fun one.

This fun quilt along is hosted by Fat Quarter Shop using the book Simply Half Yards, but with a FREE new layout. The setting is beautiful and I can never get enough star blocks, so it was an easy YES for me to join the quilt along. 


Star quilt Simply Stars Quilt Along

large star block free medallion quilt along

The quilt-along is called Simply Stars Quilt Along 

Simply Stars Quilt finishes at 64.5″ Square, 

The quilt along begins 16th November – 21st December 2022!

There’s still time to grab all the things you need for the quilt along. 


and the Fabric Requirements and all the extra tools and notions HERE>


I’ll be using Moda Birdsong Collection by Gingiber for this quilt along. 

This collection is bursting with rich colors and beautiful illustrations!

Check out the COLLECTION HERE>

The little bird feet tone-on-tone is so cute!


Week 2-4: Little Stars to a Gigantic star centre block

I haven’t updated since week 2, 

but week 2 we made 16 little stars which took quite a while, but I had fun being so organise with all the chain piecing.


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on week 3 we continued with another star border from the Simply Half Yard Book. There’s so many great star blocks in this book!

You can check out some of the quilts in the Simply Half-Yards Quilt Book in my previous post HERE>

and this week, we made the gigantic centre block!

The block is 24.5″ square. A pretty large quilt block for sure!

large quilt block free quilt along

I love that if we were to make a full size quilt from this, we can just make 9 large quilt blocks and a little bit of sashing and we’re done.

Perfect to showcase beautiful fabrics you have in your stash!

Large quilt blocks makes a great centrepiece too.

We’re almost at the end. This coming Wednesday we’ll be putting it all together into the medallion quilt as per layout given in the sew along. 

Design Wall 

Here are all the blocks on my flimsy design wall. I really need to put this batting on a board so they stay better on the wall but just haven’t had the time yet. 

There’s a set of boards that are ready to use as well like this one which can be a great option if you’re not up for some DIY. 

Or if you don’t mind the flimsy bit, the Fon’s and Porter grid wall is a great option too. 

I love being able to put the blocks on the wall to take a good look at the layout before putting them together, so I highly recommend having a design wall if you have the space for it.


Quilting Tools and Notions I used:

You can check out some of the quilts in the Simply Half-Yards Quilt Book in my previous post HERE>

If you are into quilt alongs, there’s also Sewcialites QAL to join at the moment! Don’t forget to check that FREE Quilt Along too. 


  1. What a great idea! Start with a beautiful big block in the center! I have a temporary design wall I use a plastic kitchen tablecloth and use the backside that’s soft. It’s nice if you need something temporary. I hang it over a closet wall and close the door and it’s up!

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