(Drum Role) Here We Go! Summer Stars at Fawn Lake

I love being at my camp, but I stay away most of the winter.  There is only a wood stove for heat.  My son is a snowmobiler and went up there last weekend.  It was -27 degrees!!!  Yes (-) minus 27 degrees!  I’ll stay home and quilt, thank you!  Spring will come soon enough and I’ll be back to enjoy it then!  So for those of you who are using a light background for the quilt, you could always name it Frozen Stars at Fawn Lake.  They had 82″ of snow before Christmas.  I haven’t heard what the new totals are now with the monster storm that came up the east coast dumping snow and cold, cold weather.

For the new readers, I have decided to repost the fabric cutting instructions:

Summer Stars at Fawn Lake

Quilt sizes with NO borders:

84″x 96″  has 12″ finished squares

63″ x 72″ has 9″ finished squares  – amounts will be in ( ).

Fabrics and Cutting Requirements:

152   –  3 1/4″  (2 1/2″) assorted colored squares

32  –  1 1/2″ (1 1/2″) assorted colored squares

384  –  2″ (1 5/8″) assorted colored squares

24  –  4 3/4″ (4″)  Bright Yellow/Orange (for Star Center) or approx. 1/2 yd.

24  –  4 3/4″ (4″)  Bright Colors (for Star Center)

Background Fabric  –  You can use scrappy if you keep the same color and value or my Electric Quilt software says you will need approximately 6 yd. (4 1/2 yd.).

36 – 6″ (4 1/2) squares

8  –  6″x 12 1/2″ (4 1/2″x 9 1/2″) logs

120 – 4 1/2″ (3 1/2″) squares

152  –  3 1/4″ (2 1/2″) squares

96 – 3 1/2″ (2 3/4″) squares

384 – 1 1/2″ (1 1/4″) squares

120 – 1 1/2″x 6″ (1 1/2″x 4 1/2″) logs

Clue #1

  1.  Sew 1 – 3 1/4″ (2 1/2″) assorted colored square to one 3 1/4″ (2 1/2″) background square.  Press to the dark side.  Make 152.  Flip and sew each unit to make a four patch as shown.  Makes 76 – 6″ (4 1//2″)  four patch squares as shown.

2.  Sew 1 1/2″x 6″ (4 1/2″) background strips to 8 four patches making sure that the strip is on the correct side position as shown.

3.  Sew one 6″ (4 1/2″) background square to the other side of the 1 1/2″ strip.  Press to the inside strip.  You will have 8 units.

4.  Sew one 1 1/2″  x 6″ (4 1/2″)background strip to both sides of one 1 1/2″ assorted colored square as shown.  Press to background.  Make 32.

5.  Sew this strip to the bottom of one section above.  Flip one of the remaining units and sew to the bottom as shown.  Make four blocks.  Press and set aside.

6.  Sew the remaining four patch units with 1 1/2″ x 6″(4 1/2″)background sashing  as shown to make 34 units. Sew the remaining 28 – 6″ (4 1/2″) background squares together the same way with the sashing to make 14 all background units.

7.  Sew the strip units from #4 to  the four patch units as shown.  There will be 6 four patch units left over.

8.  Flip the 6 four patch units and sew over the above units in #7 as shown below.  Make 6.  Press and set aside.

9.  Sew the 14 all background units to the above unit as shown below.  Sew the  8 – 6″x 12 1/2″ (4 1/2″x 9 1/2″) logs to the remaining 8 units.  Press and set aside.

And there you have the first clue! As you can see, this quilt does not use the usual piecing or layout that you may be used to.  I have tried to make the instructions clear.  Just pay attention and don’t assume anything!  Have fun and before you know it you will have a very different, one of a kind quilt.  The next clue will be on February 14th at 7 pm EST…….? Valentine’s Day! ?


Please feel free to direct others to this website for the information and clues. 


© 2018 Charlotte Hawkes. All rights reserved.

Written permission is required to copy and/or distribute copies of this pattern

whether or not you profit from it.




  • Susan
    January 11, 2018

    Fun! I posted this on QuiltBOM at wordpress, and I made a button from your first photograph, as well as linked it to this page. I have plenty of scraps, already cut to 2.5 inches, so if I can find plenty of time, I’ll try this out!

  • Nancy Trimmer
    January 17, 2018

    You lost me on step # 8.. I have 28 units (not 32) from #7 and 6 four patch units to sew to them. Then it says “Make” – how many?

    On step 4, it says to make 32 units. 4 of them were used in step 5 which leaves 28 units for step 7.

    What am I missing??

    • Charlotte Hawkes
      January 17, 2018

      Hi Nancy,
      You’re not missing anything. You just sew the 6 four-patch units that you had left over to the units with the strip sewn on to make the block pictured. Makes 6 blocks. You will have 22 units left with the strips sewn on. 14 for the all background units and 8 for the large background log. 28 total.
      Hope this helped. I’m glad to see you’ve joined in the fun!

  • Nancy Trimmer
    January 17, 2018

    Hi Charlotte
    I found the problem. My printer left off the end of sentence in step 8. I looked back at your original e-mail and saw that it said Make 6. Once I did that, everything fell in to place. Now I’m good. Thanx for the quick reply!

  • Dixie Hedrick
    February 6, 2018

    written permission required to copy / does this mean i can not print off instructions and take to my sewing room?

    • Charlotte Hawkes
      February 13, 2018

      Hi Dixie, Of course you can copy for your own use. I just don’t want you to copy and hand out to your guild, or friends, etc.
      Enjoy and happy quilting!

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