Galaxy of Stars BOM

Galaxy of Stars Quilt - 80" x 80"
WELCOME to my 2015 Galaxy of Stars Block of the Month FREE program.
IMPORTANT NOTE: The quickest way to get the blocks on the first of each month is to SIGN UP to follow the blog. If you come here on your own, this page is not always manually updated by the first. I also DO NOT send out emails. The blog does it for me to those who sign up.

I designed this quilt as a Block of the Month program for Intown Quilters (Atlanta, Georgia) in 2006. It also appeared in Quilt Magazine in the November/December 2006 issue. Now you can enjoy the beauty of this quilt for yourself, making it in the colors of your choice! And it's FREE!

As a Block of the Month, in order to be notified when each block is rolled out, you will need to sign up via email or to follow using Bloglovin (see my sidebar). I PROMISE I won't bug you about things, try to sell you stuff, or otherwise harass you. My blog is NOT a business (do you see any of those flashing, annoying ads?).

(This also means this is NOT to be printed and handed out. And it is NOT to be re-posted at your blog or website, other than the link with a photo. Each person is to come get the supply list and files. It's FREE, but I still own the copyright. The only exception is to assist those who don't have or use a computer.)

Scroll down to see each month's offering. Each new month will be added to the top of this list. Some months will have more than one block, but there's no need to feel rushed or hurried. Take your time and enjoy the process!

**** I shared the Assembly Page in my October Star reveal. Many of you seemed to miss it. Here it is, which includes the cutting of the large rectangles scattered around the quilt.

Here is a Stars Assembly page to help you plan all the sashing, corner stones, etc.

Galaxy of Stars Supplies and Planning Sheet

December Block: 12" Tilted Star

Tilted Star
November Block: 12" Sawtooth Star Variation
(yes, there are two blocks given in November)

November Block: 12" Woven Star

12" Woven Star
October Block: Evening Star Variation

Evening Star Variation

September Block: Royal Star
Click the link above to see details about this block and to download the pdf.

The two pages are accurate. Do not let your printer rescale when you print. If you have a question, it's always a good idea to email me rather than leave a comment because many times I can't get back with you because you are a "no-reply comment" blogger. See these pics below:

The center 9 Patch will fit with the outer paper pieced points
As printed, each pieced corner measures 6" finished. Use your ruler to check your own printed pattern
August Block: 54-40 or Fight
Click the link above to see details about this block and to download the pdf.

July Block: Stars and Stripes
Click the link above to see details about this block and to download the pattern pdf.

Stars and Stripes

June Block: Woven Ribbon Center Star
Click the link above to see details about this block and to download the pattern pdf.

Woven Ribbon Center Star

May Block: Irregular Star
Click the link above to see details about this block and to download the pattern pdf.

Irregular Star, May's block

April Block: Grandma's Star
Click the link above to see details about this block and to download the pattern pdf.

Grandma's Star
March Block:  Lucky Star
Click the link above to see details about this block and to download the pattern pdf.
Lucky Star, March Block of the Month

This is called Lucky Star. Here is the file for the rotary cutting:

Lucky Star - One page pdf of the 12" block
I also promised the patterns for the four 6" blocks used in the setting later on. These are Sawtooth Stars and you can also find the pdf for these also:

6" Sawtooth Stars

February Block: Air Castle
Click the link above to see details about this block and to download the pattern pdf.

Air Castle Block
January Block: Evening Star 
And for those who do NOT want to (or even like to) paper piece, here is a simplified version:
 Evening Star Simplified (both patterns are contained in one pdf)

Here are some parts I dug out from my teaching box, and as you can see, I have to change the center unit colors because I don't want the oranges to touch. (That means I have to remake it!) But for now, it helps you see the rows.

OH, NO! I twisted the bottom row and just noticed it. Too bad! I'm done with the photography. I think you get the picture, right?

One VERY IMPORTANT word of advice: It is imperative that you pay attention to your 1/4" seam allowance. If you're unsure about it, take some strips of fabric and practice. If the block doesn't come out to 12-1/2" x 12-1/2" unfinished, it's an issue of your 1/4" seams, I promise!

And here's the block from the quilt . . .

Evening Star block from the Galaxy of Stars quilt
See you next month! Remember, in order to be notified, you need to sign up either via email or to follow via Bloglovin (over on the right sidebar). Thanks for joining me.


  1. Love the quilt. Would love to make one for my son.

  2. Thanks for offering this quilt to us. Please show me where to sign up with my email address to receive the pattern

  3. 1st block down. Can't wait to make the others. Beautiful quilt.

  4. I wish the quilts I like were not square. I do not like sq. quilts/

  5. Your quilt can be any size you want it by the addition of borders. Not square? add 6" borders on the sides & 3" on the top & bottom. Add more than 1 set of borders. It's your choice. Hugs Laura. a quilter from NM.

  6. Can hardly wait to go shopping & get started! I've looked @ classes you'll be teaching @ the 2015 Expos & am looking forward to Pittsburg! Pat

  7. Thanks Debby .I have my pieces cut out ,and will sew it togather tomorrow.Thinking of giving the PP one a go as well.

  8. I'm a bit late joining in, so I shall be working hard to catch up. Thanks for giving this super pattern.

  9. Thank you for making this quilt available to us. I really love the colors, and intend to give your contact info to the ladies in my quilt group, Unity Quilters, Unity, PA.

  10. Thanks, Debbie. this is so much fun, and we don't even have to leave the house!

  11. I have fallen in love with Paper Piecing. What fun. Dove right in and got this months block done as well. Excited to try new things. Thank You for giving us these. srusel

  12. How exciting! I came over To your blog because of your cute heart quilt tutorial and then I noticed this quilt on the right and fell in LOVE! I am so happy to join you in this QAL! Thank you so, so much - it is a stunning quilt!

  13. Lovely quilt. I'm making it in patriotic colors and will probably donate it to a veteran. I'm probably being blind, but I'd like to post a link to your QAL on my blog. Is there a way to do this?

  14. I also love the combination of colors in this. I like the size because I can easily make it bed sized. Somewhere on your site I "think" I saw which quilt stores have the fabrics which you used. Could you please post those in a news release? As soon as our Guild Show is over (in two weeks) I plan to get going on this. Thank you, Wanda

  15. Hi Debby I am new to your site and I have the pattern for the Galaxy of Stars quilt with the blocks for January and Febuary but I was wondering if March's block is out yet?

    I adore this quilt. You did a fantastic job designing it.

  16. We are having trouble with the center 9 patch on the September square- it's way too big for the outside pieces to fit! Help!

  17. Nice quilt I love different colors so this would be fun.

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  19. I just finished this up last week and am so happy with how it turned out! Now it is in the "to be quilted" group.

    Thanks for the fun pattern!
    Sandy A


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