A Star is Born Baby Quilt with FREE pattern

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You might remember, some time earlier this year Kelli and I have a quilt that was featured in Quilty magazine.  I think it was the January/February issue.  Here’s a picture of that quilt.  We had used the Moda fabric line Wren’s Friends.  Both Kelli and I loved the fabric.

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When we sewed our version we made it and saved the bonus triangles.  You can see them all boxed up waiting for inspiration.  Well one day, inspiration struck.

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I took all those triangle pieces and created this…a beautiful 45 1/2″ x 45 1/2″ baby quilt.

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I have to say, it’s once of my favorite projects that I have recently done.

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It’s quite unusual for me, typically I draw what I am hoping to create on the computer before I begin sewing.  This time everything was dictated by the size and the left over fabric that I had.  I wanted to use up everything that I could.  The star had to be brown as that is what I had an amount of fabric from.  The star had to have a four patch in the middle because I didn’t have enough of any one fabric to make the star all the same color.  These challenges made working on this quilt lots of fun.

I quilted it with brown thread.  That was a debate on my part.  If the quilting is successful the contrasting color typically looks really good..but it the quilting is bad, there is no hiding it.

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In the end, I am very happy with it.  In fact, I wish you could all see it in person.  It’s some of the best quilting I feel I’ve done.

I am adding a link to the Youtube video that shows how to do the free motion quilting. This is my current favorite design.  It’s the same design I used on our  free pattern, Jimmy John.  You can see that here.


All in all, I am extremely happy with how this little project turned out.  I did use leftovers of a sheet for the backing.  It’s just a solid brown.

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Here is Ruby showing off the quilt…  Can you believe that are no scraps to speak of left over from the project.  I had hoped to use the aqua color for the binding but there just wasn’t enough.  Then I thought if there was enough I would make a scrappy binding-nope.  It turns out there was enough of the brown sheet.  It isn’t a perfect match but still really good.

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Kelli and I did write some instructions to make the quilt.  I think it would make a fun two color quilt too.  Anyway, you can find the FREE printable instructions here.

Enjoy the pattern.  For future reference, you can find this quilt in the FREE pattern section either on the right column or at the top under the banner in the FREE patterns section.

You can find MANY other free patterns on our site by looking under the free patterns tab at the top of the page under our banner.  Stop by again…

We’ll be hooking up with Michelle’s Romantic TangleConfessions of a Fabric AddictCrazy Mom Quilts, and Link a Finish Friday.

Comments

  1. Kerry says:

    Hi Jo, I really enjoy reading your blog all the way from Australia. Love this little quilt, The colours are so pretty, and the background- that’s a great colour, so much nicer than a pale colour. Keep up the great writing.

  2. Joan B says:

    Beautiful quilt! The quilting is marvelous! When I looked at the quilt that was the first thing I saw. I love the challenge of using what you have. It’s always so much fun!

  3. Ruth says:

    That’s a beautiful quilt! I did have to laugh at the last paragraph. You talk all about the quilt in the post, then you say “we’ll be hooking up this pincushion with Michele’s Romantic Tangle, Confessions of a Fabric Addict, etc.”
    Does this mean the quilt used more pins than normal? Or that you got stuck with pins more while you were making it? Or, more probably, did the last paragraph belong to some other post?

  4. Pattilou says:

    Thank you so much for this post. I’ve been trying to decide upon a quilting design for a sandwiched quilt. I’m now going to practice this and give this swirl a try. Love your inspiring little quilt!

  5. This is absolutely wonderful! I love your quilt, it’s just perfect in every way! Thanks for sharing with us!

  6. Debbie B says:

    Love it, Jo! Thanks for the pattern.

  7. Lesley Gilbert says:

    Love the colours and design and great quilting effect :)

  8. Isn’t it a bummer when you love the fabrics and there are no scraps! Fun pattern!

  9. Jackie says:

    I LOVE this baby quilt! You and Kelli did a great job on the design. Thanks for the free pattern.

  10. Thank you for sharing. Don’t you just love bonus triangles!

  11. Sherry says:

    Love this quilt – the colors are so great. Thanks for the pattern and the video. The quilting is awesome!

  12. Patti says:

    Beautiful quilting, Jo. Thank you once again, for the pattern. You keep me busy sewing! Ruby looks like she is holding down the edges from the wind while you take the picture. She’s a hoot!

  13. Vera says:

    Pretty and the quilting is lovely as well!

  14. What a beautiful quilt. That blue background fabric sets off those brown blocks perfectly. And thank you for the pattern. I’ve downloaded it to use in the future.

  15. Monica Lewis says:

    Jo, I did the “A Star is Born” quilt and would like to say, your instructions were wonderful I had no problem with them at all. I did decide to make a few changes, isn’t that what quilters do? Thanks for the original idea.

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