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This week, I am going to Omaha to meet my Mom and sisters for some girl time, swimming, shopping and sewing.

We are meeting in the middle!

After some debate, we decided to all sew the same project. Over the weekend, I took a little time to make a practice project.

For a full tutorial on a larger star, visit In Color Order. 

For a short one to make a table topper or wall hanging…read on.


4 light fat quarters – same color, different values

4 dark fat quarters – same color, different values


  1. Cut two 10 inch by 10 inch squares from each fat quarter. You will end up with 8 light squares and 8 dark squares.
  2. Cut the squares into triangles. You will end up with 16 light triangles and 16 dark triangles.
  3. Draw a picture to plan location of your colors.
  4. Lay out your star!
  5. Sew. Press. Finish.

A Few Pictures 

Here’s a few pictures to give you an idea of what I’m talking about. I’m glad I made a practice quilt. This will make our sewing go a little more smoothly once we arrive at The Quilted Moose on Tuesday.IMG_0406 IMG_0407

I think it will be neat for all four of us to have the same small table topper or wall hanging.

I used fabrics from designer Renee Nannemen. Renee is teaming up with me to offer a giveaway of these eight fat quarters.DSCN7759 You could make this exact red & white star for your own home. To enter, simply use the ‘rafflecopter’ below to ‘like’ Renee’s Facebook page and this blog’s Facebook page. If you like both pages, you’ll be entered twice. At the end of the week, I’ll contact the winner and Renee will mail off the pretty little bundle. You will know that you entered by looking in the top right corner of the rafflecopter. It should say: 2/2 entries earned

a Rafflecopter giveaway


  1. Lori

    Sounds like a great time!

  2. Kathy Hasekamp

    This reminds me a lot of the one I made for our Relay team to raffle this spring, it used 4 BIG stars and made a nice ‘sofa quilt’ Love those big squares, makes the quilt go together so much more quickly!

  3. Jacqueline

    I really love that star you’ve made. When I buy fabric I end up with a lot of red! I just love the color (and blue too). Your instructions are very clear. I am sure to be giving it a try! Thanks! And thanks for the chance to win the gorguos fabric you’ve used!

    • Sierra Shea

      Thanks, I think I’m going to finish with a blue border.

  4. Bernie

    I like the star quilt pattern! I needed an idea to make something for a couple of gals retiring from carrying mail. I can use old uniforms to make this! Thank you for the idea!

    • Sierra Shea

      That will be really neat!

  5. Deborah Calin

    Beautiful! Love the fabrics.

  6. Pamela Coughlin

    I love red toiles! I am collecting for a quilt or wall hanging.

  7. Paige Gonzalez

    I love the color combination! Red and White are my favorite colors too! Thank you for the inspiration….

  8. Robin Gurney

    Thank you for the chance to win such beautiful fabric.

  9. C taylor

    Love this one!

  10. Judith Hogan

    Your star looks fabulous, love Renee’s red and white fabrics. Thanks for the directions.

    • Sierra Shea

      You are welcome, thank you for stopping by!

  11. Lynnette

    REAlLY LIKE THE color combinations.

    • Sierra Shea

      Thank you!


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Hey, I’m Sierra Shea! I am so glad you are here. 

Where do I start with writing to introduce this blog? At the beginning, I suppose: I’ve been writing on various platforms online since 2013. I started blogging shortly after moving to South Dakota.

I am a mother and a maker at heart. I’m so grateful to be married to John and mother of three: Joslyn, J.D. and Jesse.

I am a self-taught decorator and designer. I am a brand new shepherdess and a Spiritual Director.

I love living in South Dakota, even though the winters & the wind can be a near-daily struggle.

Blogging is a grounding force in my life and it helps get me out of my head, unstuck and moving in the directions I always hoped I’d be going!