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The Prismatic Star was originally published in 2014 to show how an exploded star could be paper pieced using the (48) 2-1/2” strip packages that Quiltworx.com has created for use with a number of its strip pieced quilt designs (the Cover Quilt is shown in 2-1/2” Strips by Timeless Treasures). Strips are sewn onto foundation paper to complete what we call a ‘Strip Set’. After the strip sets are completed, they are cut apart, rearranged and resewn into a diamond star point. The process originated by combining two previous published techniques used in several of the Lone Star and Bali Fever quilt designs by Quiltworx.com. The foundation papers, layouts, and strip piecing processes were designed by Brad and Judy Niemeyer for foundation paper piecing.
The pattern was updated in 2018, making the diamond block slightly larger and creating templates for the sashing strips that reduce the number of stacked seams during assembly. While the original design has been a great pattern for Quiltworx, these improvements to the pattern will make assembly easier and have enabled us to create a Queen Size Option (see the Prismatic Star Queen Pattern). At the same time, we have created a series of diamond blocks that are identically sized to the Prismatic Star block and interchangeable. This allows you to customize a quilt project in either a wall layout or a queen layout to create something unique. Patterns that are related to the Prismatic Star in this way include, Kaleidoscope, Succulent Jade, Blue Lagoon, Rainbow Crystal, Amethyst, Prismatic Star, Ice Castles, and Diamonds in Bloom. If you want to try your hand at mixing and matching blocks, you will want to use Quiltster to design your quilt, then purchase blocks from any of the following: the Queen Star Mixer, Kaleidoscope Queen Mixer, and the Kaleidoscope Wall Mixer.
NOTE: The original version of Prismatic Star is out of print and the new one references a different Quiltster Template and is not compatible with the old pattern. Unit Names and Fabric References have changed as these units can now be mixed and matched with many others in our pattern inventory and we needed to make everything consistent. You will need to purchase a new pattern if you want replacement papers for the old design as we don’t have any of the original papers left. ~ Thank you for understanding!
This pattern is available in Quiltster! This means you can color the quilt with your favorite fabric collections in Quiltster before you make it. Quiltster will even provide you with yardage!
Click on the Project button to access the pattern templates and begin coloring with fabrics uploaded from your stash and/or fabric collections from across the industry!
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Original Prismatic Star Quiltster Template: This pattern is Quiltster Compatible! This means you can color the quilt with your favorite Fabric Collection in Quiltster before you make it and obtain yardage! Click on the logo to the left to be taken directly to the Template page for this design in Quiltster. You may need to log into your account for the link to work. If you do not have a Quiltster account already, you will need to subscribe and log in before this link will work. Subscriptions can be obtained by going to http://www.quiltster.com, click on Subscribe!
Click below for a downloadable .PDF of various kitting handouts!
Size: 68″ x 68″
Pattern Includes: Instructions, Cover Sheet, Yardage Information, Foundation Papers