Cactus Star: Dramatic Foundation-Pieced Wall Quilt Pattern

Designed by CAROL DOAK Machine Quilted by DANA GOYER
Cactus Star: Dramatic Foundation-Pieced Wall Quilt Pattern

Crisp points, a rainbow of colors, and pretty quilting pop against a black background in this striking wall hanging. The foundation piecing technique in this Cactus Star wall quilt pattern ensures precise blocks, every time.

Note: See Pattern Pull-Out Section at back of issue for foundation master.



Download a FREE printable foundation master for this Cactus Star quilt pattern.  (Problems downloading our PDF? Check out our troubleshooting tips.)


Finished Size 60½˝ x 60½˝

Featured Fabrics

Carol used assorted fabrics from her stash to make this quilt.

Further Information

Carol Doak is a renowned quilt designer, author, and teacher specializing in paper-piecing. Visit to learn more about her wonderful  designs and special quilts. Her new book Creative Combinations (C&T Publishing, 2013) is available at your local quilt shop or online at

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The Cactus Star wall quilt is fully patterned in the McCall's Quilting March/April 2013 issue shown below. Print (while supplies last) or instant digital download available for purchase at


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Printable Foundation Master
We've added a free printable foundation master download for Cactus Star above - please click on the link under WEB BONUS.
cactus flower by carol doak
I bought this magazine to do Cactus Flower by Carol Doak--it is too big for most printers plus you have to invest in legal size paper. What a disapointment!! How can a person get it to fit on the glass of a printer-taping it will be a hassle because it may not always fit together the way it should. Anyone have a good idea?
Foundation Master for Cactus Star
The foundation master for Carol Doak's Cactus Star pattern is located in the pattern pull-out section.
Where's the pattern
Where is the pattern from Carol Doak's Cactus Star?
Response to location of foundation pattern
Please be sure to unfold the pattern section completely, as the foundation pattern is included on the back side. Also, you may not recognize the foundation because you are looking for a "star"...the foundation pattern makes one half of the star, as illustrated in Diagram 1 on page 67. Thanks!
Where's the pattern
I know I am missing something but I cannot find the foundation pattern for Carol Doak's Cactus Star. I have the hard copy of the mag but cannot find the actual star pattern in the mag. What am I missing


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