Ornament #8 Quilt Block for Shiny + Bright Quilt

This magical Christmas ornament #8 quilt block is inspired by the vintage Shiny Brite Christmas tree ornaments that I’ve collected over the years. 

I love the red, aqua blue, teal, pink, gold, and green color combinations of the Shiny Brite ornaments!!  These ornaments bring back the nostalgia of my childhood and decorating the freshly cut balsam tree on Christmas Eve.

Decorating with quilts during the holiday season is so cozy and brings a sense of warmth to your holiday décor!!!

Ornament #8 quilt block has a colorful star burst in the center.  This fun center is made from a simple four-patch unit with corners added on and easily sews together! 

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Cutting the Fabric for Ornament #8

Use your favorite rotary cutter, plastic ruler, and cutting mat to cut out the following pieces for ornament #8.

For a quilt tutorial on using a rotary cutter check out my previous post. 

If you’re shopping for fabric check out Fat Quarter Shop or Connecting Threads! They both have a great assortment of fabrics at very reasonable prices!! Win win!!

Red Fabric: 

Cut 2 – 2″ x 6 1/2″; 2 – 3 1/2″ x 9 1/2″; and 4


Cut 1 – 2 5/8″ x 2 5/8″ of each     

Cream Fabric:  

Cut 4 – 3 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ and 2 – 2″ x 12 1/2″

Sewing the Ornament #8 Quilt Block

Follow each of the steps below to make the Ornament #8 quilt block!

Step 1

Cut all necessary pieces listed above.

Step 2

Lay out aqua, gold, pink and green squares into a four-patch square. 

Right sides together (RST) sew top two squares together, press seam to right. 

RST sew bottom two squares together, press seam to left. 

Then RST sew the two rows together, press seam open. 

Using a straight edge and a washable marking pen, draw a diagonal line from corner to corner on wrong side of 3 1/2″ red squares. 

RST pin a red square into two opposite corners of four-patch, with the diagonal line running parallel to the corner.  Sew along the diagonal line. 

Trim corners 1/4″ from seam, press toward red fabric. 

RST pin and sew other two red squares into other opposite corners of four-patch. 

Trim corners 1/4″ from seam, press toward red fabric to complete this center unit.

Step 3

RST sew thin red strip onto right and left side of center unit. 

Press seam toward red strip. 

Then RST sew wider red strip to top and bottom of unit.  Press toward top and bottom red strip.

Step 4

Using a straight edge and a washable marking pen, draw a diagonal line from corner to corner on wrong side of 3 1/2″ cream squares. 

RST pin cream squares in each corner of unit. 

Sew along diagonal lines of cream squares. 

Trim corners 1/4″ from seam, press toward cream corner. 

Step 5

RST sew cream strips to the right and left sides of ornament unit. 

Press seams toward cream strips. 

Block should measure 12 1/2″ x 12 1/2″, trim if needed.

Have fun making this Ornament #8 Quilt Block. 

Check out the links below for other ornament blocks inspired by vintage Shiny Brite ornaments!!! 

Happy Quilting!


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