SPRING GARDEN Quilt Pattern OUT NOW!
December 19, 2022
The Chevron Stars Quilt Pattern is out now!
Chevron Stars quilt pattern is the second in my chevron series. You can get both Chevron Series Quilt Patterns here! And if you'd prefer just this one, you can get the PDF version here and the Printed version here!
So let me tell you a story about Chevron Stars... This was one of those patterns that I would work on for a bit only to put it away and come back to it later. I actually had 3 or 4 iterations of this design that I *almost* moved forward with before deciding at the last minute that I didn't like it. It wasn't until I offset the stars that it started to come together.
I think I am constantly having to remind myself not to rush the process because I am excited. Sometimes it is necessary to sit with a design for my creativity to have a chance to work.
Chevron Stars is rated as an intermediate level pattern. This is because accurate cutting, trimming, and a 1/4" seam allowance are necessary skills to make this quilt pattern come together. Don't let the "intermediate" scare you away if you are a newer quilter, though! This pattern is perfect if you want to practice matching points.
The star blocks in this quilt are BIG! These 15" square blocks make this a good pattern for showing off your favorite fat quarter bundle! If you haven't seen the Moonglow version I made using a Ruby Star Society bundle, you should check it out here!
If you are familiar with my quilt patterns, you will know that I have another chevron pattern - Chevron Points. This is the sister pattern to Chevron Stars, as they both use the pointed chevron design throughout! If you love the chevron design as much as I do, you can actually snag both patterns in this Chevron Series bundle!
Okay - back to talking about the cover girl.
So, this was actually my first time using a dark background. I'm not going to lie, I was kind of nervous about it! Having dark threads to trim from the back of the quilt top to keep from peeking through my lighter fabrics was a TASK. Plus, with darker fabrics I worry about bleeding but that's nothing a few color catchers and some Synthrapol can't prevent. I'm glad I went through with the dark fabric because I loved it! I think it really makes those stars POP!
The fabrics I used are Michael Miller Cotton Couture in the colors Delft, Glass, Ice Blue, Iris, Mauve, Ocean, Saturn, Spa, and Venus. The accent color that breaks up the stars is Soft White. The background color I used is the color Cadet. Lastly, the backing and binding color is Saturn.
The cover girl was longarm quilted by Katie Hanson of Modern Textiles. We went with the classic - a baptist fan pantograph. You really can't go wrong with it!
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