Navy Star Sweep Quilt

I have another Star Sweep quilt for you today – this one is made in navy, fuchsia and white (low-volume).

The Star Sweep quilt pattern by Bonjour Quilts. A navy, white and fuchsia patchwork quilt made with fat quarters and scrap fabric, teamed with a jelly roll of background fabric (navy). This is the baby size quilt, there are also throw, twin, queen and king size instructions in the quilt pattern, found at Bonjour Quilts.

The Star Sweep quilt pattern is a PDF quilt pattern with instructions for 5 sizes:

  • Baby quilt: 36½” x 52½”
  • Throw quilt: 54½” x 70½”
  • Twin quilt: 62½” x 86½”
  • Queen quilt: 96½” x 96½”
  • King quilt: 112½” x 96½”

I made one version with jelly rolls (seen below). (You can read more about it in this blog post). I used a Kona Snow and an Elizabeth Hartman jelly roll to make the quilt below. It has a lovely scrappy feel, but it’s just coordinated enough that it doesn’t feel crazy (due to the fabrics being from the same line).

The Star Sweep quilt pattern by Bonjour Quilts. A scrappy looking patchwork quilt made with a jelly roll of fabric, teamed with a jelly roll of background fabric. This is the baby size quilt, there are also throw, twin, queen and king size instructions in the quilt pattern, found at Bonjour Quilts.

Once I’d finished this quilt I knew I wanted to try the pattern with a limited colour palette. I also wanted to try it with my scraps and stash.

Choosing fabrics

The most limiting factor was the background fabrics I had in stash. For me, background fabrics start at one yard and above. I know this doesn’t work for larger quilts, but for baby quilts it’s very feasible.

I actually had 2 one yard cuts of this navy Ruby Star Society fabric. From there I went with a scrappy low-volume background. For the stars, I considered chartreuse/lime green, but in the end went with fuchsia. The bright pop of colour won me over.

I had several incomplete FQs and quite a few scraps in fuchsia. One of the left over jelly roll strips from this Window Panes quilt also made it in there. It was very easy to start cutting until I had all the pieces stated in the pattern. For the low volume fabrics I made the collection as scrappy as possible and mixed them over the quilt. For the fuchsia, I grouped them such that each star used the same fabric.

A fuchsia, white and navy background Star Sweep quilt. Sewn from scrappy and left over fat quarters, the low volume fabrics are all mixed across the quilt, which the fuchsia fabrics are matched to create star shapes. The quilt has been quilted with straight lines. Star Sweep quilt pattern available at Bonjour Quilts.

Quilting and Binding

Once I’d completed my navy Star Sweep quilt top I then got to work piecing a backing. Luckily I found a variety of Anna Maria Horner fabrics in rich, saturated colours that looked great together.

I quilted the quilt with simple straight lines, either side of the horizontal and vertical block lines. I just used the seams as my guide, easy peasy.

A close up of the quilting on a Star Sweep quilt. The patchwork is navy, white/low volume fabric and fuchsia. The quilt has been quilted with straight lines, echoing either side of the block seams. Where the blocks intersect, a star pattern is formed.

For binding I used the same navy fabric as the background. I secured it with a machine zigzag stitch, using a dark turquoise thread to blend in.

A close up of the binding of a Star Sweep quilt. The photo also shows the pieced backing. The binding is navy, the same fabric as the background fabric used for the quilt top. It has been secured with a machine zigzag stitch to make a robust and secure binding, perfect for a baby quilt.

I’m really happy with how this navy Star Sweep quilt turned out. I’m also happy that I was able to make it completely from fabrics found in my stash.

If you’d like to make your own Star Sweep quilt you can find the PDF quilt pattern here in my shop.

A fuchsia, white and navy background Star Sweep quilt. Sewn from scrappy and left over fat quarters, the low volume fabrics are all mixed across the quilt, which the fuchsia fabrics are matched to create star shapes. The quilt has been quilted with straight lines and has a pieced patchwork backing. Star Sweep quilt pattern available at Bonjour Quilts.

Thanks for reading!

Kirsty

Cover of the Star Sweep Quilt Pattern PDF. A five size quilt pattern for baby, throw, twin, queen and king size quilt. Pattern is for sale at Bonjour Quilts.

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  1. Love the little rascals! What’s softer – a kitty or a baby quilt? We were fostering a floofy long hair Husky puppy – got absolutely NOTHING done for 3 weeks.
    Fell into the pie pictures! Unbelievable! Love the star pattern – especially the lollipop colors! Thanks as always.

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