May 19, 2017

A baby-size New Star Rising

A few years ago I designed a transparency quilt based on sawtooth stars, and made a couple of versions in a lap size.  (You can see those versions here and here.)  Having received several requests for a pattern, I am finally writing it up, and decided to create a baby-size version of the quilt as well.

This quilt is 32" x 40", and except for the backing is all Art Gallery Smooth Denims.  The backing is Cotton+Steel's Les Fleurs Rosa in Peach.

For batting, I used Quilters Dream Pink 80/20 for the first time.  It is a lighter loft than I usually use, but it was the perfect size and the perfect price (free swag from Quiltcon).  With the solid fabrics, the quilting still shows up well.

I quilted rays in the background, as in the previous two quilts, but used slightly different fills this time.

I filled the large star with peacock plumes.

This is an easy quilt to make; the key is in the fabric selection.

If you are interested in pattern testing for me, please let me know.  (I can offer the PDF pattern and some publicity here on the blog and on Instagram in return.)  The pattern is now available in my Etsy shop.

I'm linking up with crazy mom quilts for Finish It Up Friday.


  1. Yeah! I love this design! Not sure I'm skilled enough to be a pattern tester, but will be first in line to buy the pattern!

  2. This is such a stunning baby quilt! beautiful work in the pattern as well as the fantastic quilting.

  3. I totally love it. I've never pattern-tested before, but I'm sure willing to try. This is such a sweet design, and the perfect size as well.

  4. Great pattern, I love it!

  5. What a beautiful little quilt! Your quilting is amazing! I'm not usually a 'soft' color person, but the shades/colors you used are are just perfect!

  6. This is so prettY! I just love the quilting --- such a creative addition to the quilt!