I loved designing and making this quilt because it is like a giant jigsaw puzzle. Cutting the pieces is pretty straightforward but putting them together is more of a challenge. The pieces are sewn in strips and then combined to form large sections which are then sewn together.
When choosing colors for this quilt, make sure you have enough contrast between the background and the stars. Good alternate combinations might be pairing green background with purple and pink stars, purple background with orange and yellow stars, dark blue on a dark blue background with white and yellow stars.
Whatever your choice, this quilt can be a terrific stash buster because you only need a 3 ½ inch square to include it in the quilt.
Alternatively, you can focus on one favorite fabric designer. My alternate quilt is made using Lotta Jansdotter fabrics with a bold design. I threw in a few additional grey/white fabrics in the background to supplement.
Finished quilt size: 169cm x 131cm (66½in x 51½in)
Skill Level: Intermediate, rotary cutting, basic sewing
Materials (provided by you):
- Nine fat quarters of dark blue tone-on-tone print fabrics (pieced background)
- 60cm (¾yd) dark blue tone-on-tone print fabric (star block backgrounds)
- 20cm (¼yd) each of three tone-on-tone print fabrics (star points and background highlights) — Leslie uses teal, yellow and lime green in her quilt
- Six or seven fat quarters of print fabrics to coordinate with the star-point fabrics (background highlights)
- 45cm (½yd) yellow tone-on-tone print fabric (binding)
- 3m (3½yd) backing fabric
- Batting to suit
All fabric measurements are based on pre-washed 42 inch wide cotton fabric.
All patterns are tested to ensure accuracy.