Some of you may remember the Winter Stars quilt that I started last year using the Liberty Festive Collection. I finished that quilt a few months later and promised a pattern eventually. Well, I’m excited to (finally) share the free Stars Quilt Pattern with you now. And to share another two-tone solids version of the quilt design to show you how versatile this pattern can be!
Here is the new quilt. The solids version is made using Riley Blake Confetti Cottons in the colors Dream (blue) and Cloud (white). Dream is such a pretty warm/gray-green blue. I’ve had a two-tone quilt on my “want-to-make” list for a while now and this was the perfect project!
I love how classic blue and white quilts are – they never go out of style. And the colors work so well with a traditional star quilt!
Fabric requirements for this quilt are 3 ½ yards blue and 1 ⅝ yards white.
The pattern is available free here when you sign up for my newsletter. (More details below.)
Here is the original Liberty stars version. Isn’t it cool to see what how changing the fabric changes the entire look of the quilt?
I decided to name this pattern Sentimental Stars because these Liberty Christmas prints brought back so many sentimental memories of Christmases that I spent living in England. Those are among some of my most nostalgic Christmas memories.
The prints that I used for this quilt are from the Festive Collection from Liberty – still available on Etsy or from You, Me & Mabel in the UK. You will need 8-12 Fat Quarters – depending on how many different prints you want in your quilt.
For the background fabric I used Riley Blakes Linen/Cotton blend in Natural. I love that this fabric gives the background a little more texture.
I ended up going with navy and green borders/ backing, which I love. It makes the quilt more of a “Winter” quilt than only specifically for Christmastime. I used a delicious woven brushed flannel plaid from my stash for the backing and this quilt is a good snuggler for winter months.
Prints that I used for my borders: The teal-green inside border is called Festive Cheer – out of print, also from Liberty but I found a few listings on Etsy. The blue outside print is called Wiltshire Shadow in Indigo – available here.
As you can see, this pattern includes two different inter-changeable star quilt blocks. And it’s a choose-you-own-adventure pattern – you can make all of your blocks one star or another (Sawtooth or Ribbon Star) or a mix of both.
When I started making my Liberty version I was going to make all of my blocks Ribbon Stars. But, because I really love the prints in that collection I decided to make more blocks in the traditional Sawtooth star pattern so that I could show-off more of the fabric prints.
When I made the two-tone collection in solids I made all of my blocks using the Ribbon Star quilt block for a little more uniformity in design. Like I said, feel free to use one block or the other, or mix them up. Totally up to you!
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Thank you so much for support and encouragement this past year. It’s been another crazy one behind the scenes – probably has been for you too.
Many of you have been asking about this pattern for a while now. Thank you so much for your patience with it’s release. I’m a one-woman-show around here and producing a published pattern always takes infinitely longer than I hope. Besides that, our son with the autoimmune issues got two different bugs this fall and ended up missing over half the school term. So the last few weeks have included lots of emailing and meeting with teachers, following up on assignments, finding trigonometry tutors (because trigonometry left my brain decades ago), and getting everything wrapped up before the end of the school term. It’s been a bit crazy.
So whenever I seem scarce or not on my A-game here, just know higher stakes stuff is happening behind the quilts/blog.
I’m sure you all get it. But thank you for your grace anyway. xo
Enjoy this last week before Christmas!