Star Sweep Quilt Pattern

Hello, here’s my latest for you – the Star Sweep Quilt.

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.

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”

This quilt pattern is super versatile and is a great scrap and stash buster. It’s FQ and jelly roll friendly and you can also use the pattern with F8s and scraps.

The cover version you see here was sewn with 2 jelly rolls. One jelly roll was Kona Snow*, the other jelly roll was from Elizabeth Hartman’s fabric line called Sunroom. You can find Sunroom and some other delightfully bright jelly rolls here at the Fat Quarter Shop*.

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.

Star Sweep Quilt Fabric Choices

One I had settled on the Sunroom jelly roll, I divided the 40 strips in half. I put all the saturated, dark valued colours in one pile and the lighter, low value colours in the other. Some could have fallen in either camp, so you just have to compare and make a choice.

Brightly coloured jelly roll strips about to be used to sew a Star Sweep patchwork quilt. The fabrics are from a jelly roll of Elizabeth Hartman fabric called Sunroom.

I used all the lighter fabrics for the background ‘net’ and the darker colours for the stars. I did some pairing of colours (light and dark blue, light and dark green, etc). But I also swapped some colour families around a bit too.

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.

Overall I think it gives a nice, scrappy feel to the quilt.

The Finishing Touches

Once I’d completed my Star Sweep quilt top I basted it with a run of voile that I found in the back of my cupboard. What a score! It’s very soft and light and makes a lovely backing for a baby quilt.

A voile backing fabric on a Star Sweep quilt, with a scrappy binding made from left over jelly roll strips. This is a Bonjour Quilts quilt pattern and has instructions for 5 sizes: baby, throw, twin, queen and king size.

I quilted this quilt with diagonal lines, using the HST diagonals as my guide. I quilted with my walking foot and all the lines are on the inside of the stars. It makes for a bit of an irregular crosshatch design, and creates a diamond in the centre of the star.

I had enough jelly roll strips left over to create a scrappy binding. I normally use a 2¼” binding but the convenience of pre-cut can’t be beaten. It was so quick to sew together a few strips and then machine bind.

A scrappy binding that has been machine stitched to a Star Sweep quilt with a zigzag stitch. This stitch is very secure and robust, perfect for securing a binding to a baby quilt that will receive a lot of wear and tear and washing. Star Sweep quilt pattern available at Bonjour Quilts.

I chose my usual zigzag machine binding as it’s so secure and robust. Perfect for baby quilts that will take a lot of wear and tear and washing.

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.

Star Sweep Quilt Pattern

If you’d like to make your own Star Sweep quilt, from baby size through to king, you can find the pattern 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. Star Sweep quilt pattern available at Bonjour Quilts.

I’ve also got another version sewn up from a mix of leftover fat quarters and scraps, with a navy background. You can read all about this version over in this blog post.

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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