In The Stars Quilt Pattern – the Blue and Green One

If you missed my last post, I’ve just released a new star quilt pattern called In The Stars.

A bright modern star quilt pattern by Bonjour Quilts

You can read more about the above quilt in this post, but in a nutshell it’s made with Ruby Star Society basics fabrics in 6 very different and lovely colours.

Blue and Green Star Quilt Pattern

This next sample quilt was made from a more constrained palette based on blue and green.

Blue and Green star quilt pattern by Bonjour Quilts

I chose 12 different FQs from my stash in the range of cobalt blue, light blue, green and brown. The browns were all what I’d refer to as cool browns, meaning they have blue/cool undertones, rather than warm, orangey-yellow undertones. To tie it all together I went with a light tan linen for the background/sashing.

Blue and Green star quilt pattern by Bonjour Quilts

Once I’d cut all the FQs into the parts of the star blocks I had fun mixing them all up to create the individual block colour palettes.

Blue and green fabric for a star quilt pattern by Bonjour Quilts

Directional print fabric friendly

I have purposely written the cutting instructions so that directional print fabrics can be used in this pattern. That means all your pieces can have the print lined up the same way across the block. I know some people get a lot of satisfaction from that!

Blue and Green star quilt pattern by Bonjour Quilts

Quilt and bind as preferred

Once I’d finished this quilt top I sent it off to Lyn’s Quilt Cottage for some long-arm love. It came back looking fresh and modern with a honeycomb quilting pattern.

Blue and Green star quilt pattern called In The Stars

For backing I chose a run of extra wide yardage I purchased from IKEA in France in 2010. Yes, 2010. Ridiculous. This is why I keep writing stash busting patterns! This fabric did have a couple of fade lines, but nothing too bad. This is the main reason I’m keen to get my stash smaller – I’m worried fading will progress to a level that is very noticeable in a quilt.

I went with a scrappy binding for this one. There is enough width in the star FQ remnants to cut a binding strip, so it’s easy to cut a scrappy binding as you cut out your stars.

Preparing to machine bind a blue and green star quilt

I planned on machine sewing this binding down with a zigzag stitch (as per this tutorial). When I grabbed the thread I needed from my rack I saw I only had half a bobbin of thread – not enough to make it all the way around with a zigzag.

Machine binding a blue and Green star quilt pattern called In The Stars

I’ll be honest and say I was too lazy to wind another bobbin and decided to bind with a straight stitch instead. Sometimes by the time I get to the final steps of making a quilt I am just DONE with it and want it finished, stat. This was one of those times :)

Blue and Green star quilt pattern called In The Stars

Lazy Star Quilt Pattern

Hey, here’s a pattern hack for those who, like me, get lazy from time to time.

If you want a quick, pared down star quilt pattern you can simply just make the heart of each star block and leave out the background border and little stardust triangles. No sashing required either (although the blocks would also look great with some sashing).

Scrappy star quilt blocks adapted from the In The Stars pattern by Bonjour Quilts

The cutting instructions clearly show you which parts of your fabric create the individual parts of the star so you can easily only cut the star and block background parts (A + B).

These lazy little stars finish at 10″ and sew up very quickly. And like the proper pattern, there’s no point matching required so it’s easy, breezy sewing.

A lot of these fabrics were directional – you can see how neat it looks to have the print running the same way across the block.

Scrappy star quilt blocks adapted from the In The Stars pattern by Bonjour Quilts

You can use F8s to whip these up, so large scraps or partial FQs are also fair game. Just another option for using up leftover fabrics!

This version I sewed up here is a small baby quilt, finishing at approximately 30″ x 40″. Of course, you can just keep adding 10″ blocks to get to the size you want. It’s a really pretty option for a scrappy star quilt.

Scrappy star quilt blocks adapted from the In The Stars pattern by Bonjour Quilts

So there you have it! A blue and green version of the In The Stars quilt pattern and a little pattern hack as well. Good times :)

Blue and Green star quilt pattern called In The Stars

If you’d like to make your own quilt, you can find the pattern in my PDF Pattern Shop.

Happy sewing!

Kirsty

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  1. I stashed my quilts in a closet – I forgot that the closet had a window and even in a pillow case, the 1943 hand red-work quilt faded. Lesson learned. I’ve had fabric fade too and so when re-working the “playroom” this year I’m making light proof cedar shelving cabinets with closet doors (or a walk in freezer! LOL)
    I had to order fabric for this “Star” quilt (above), can’t wait to get started. LOVE THIS quilt. Then will start the Christmas package – BIG file! Lots of good stuff. Thanks!!!!!

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