December 22, 2017

Pattern Release: New Star Rising

I am happy to announce the release of my first full quilt pattern.  My "New Star Rising" pattern is now available as a PDF download in my Craftsy shop. (EDIT 1/21/2019: Craftsy is no longer hosting my patterns.  You can find my patterns now on Etsy, at this link.)

Instructions are provided to create the quilt in lap size (64 inches x 80 inches) or baby size (32 inches x 40 inches).  The design uses transparency effects to superimpose a large star on a field of smaller sawtooth stars.

My original New Star Rising quilt was shown at Quiltcon 2013, where it was awarded first prize in the Modern Traditionalism category.

My second version of New Star Rising was selected for the book Modern Quilts: Designs for a New Century, and will also be featured in the associated touring exhibit.

The quilt comes together quickly, and with "floating" star points the design is suitable for relatively new quilters.  The key to this design is in fabric selection; the pattern includes a small test block which can be used to evaluate the transparency effect for candidate fabrics.  The pattern also includes multiple color scheme suggestions and a blank coloring sheet.

The pattern consists of 25 full-size pages of (hopefully) clear instructions and illustrations, with tips for efficient cutting and suggestions for quilting.

Many thanks to my pattern testers, including Carole S. who shared this photo of her baby-size top:

If you make a quilt using my pattern, I'd love to see.  Please use #newstarrisingquilt to share on social media.


  1. Congrats on your new pattern and on the awards, it is great looking quilt.

  2. What a stunning design!! It will make beautiful quilts for any occasion.