Dioptra Quilt Pattern
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Dioptra Quilt Pattern

Dioptra Quilt Pattern by Miss Make

This is a listing for a printed pattern.

Dioptra is comprised of a network of stars, their connections weaving together through their points, plotting a path across the sky. The pattern is named after the dioptra, an ancient Greek surveying device that allowed users to make large, complex measurements - say, determining the distance between Rome and Alexandria - based on the positions of the stars.

Dioptra's stars include some unique angles, achieved through either foundation paper piecing or standard piecing with a bit of trimming (it’s up to you). Full instructions included for foundation paper piecing in case you've never tried it and would like to give it a try.

This Printed Pattern Includes:
  • Full color instruction booklet with detailed instructions & diagrams
  • Templates
  • Coloring Pages
  • Fabric Placement worksheets

Skill Level: Intermediate
Good for Precuts: Fat Quarters
Techniques Used: Foundation paper piecing, or traditional piecing with some extra trimming - it's up to you!
Extra Tools or Materials Needed: You will need to either copy or print additional paper piecing templates if you choose to paper piece (templates fit on US Letter / A4 paper)
Designed By: Miss Make

Finished Quilt Sizes

Crib/Small Throw: 49.5" x 49.5"
Large Throw: 71.5" x 71.5"
Twin: 71.5" x 93.5"
Full/Queen: 93.5" x 93.5"
King: 115.5" x 93.5"

Extra Resources

Mock-up this quilt pattern with any fabric with the Dioptra Quilt Mock-up Tool.

Check out #dioptraquilt on Instagram to see what people are making!

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