This Christmas North Star Quilt is a little over due for sharing on the blog since it’s already a year old! But it’s as good a time as any to share it now that it’s the Christmas season again.
North Star Quilt Pattern
You can find the North Star quilt pattern in the Quilty Love shop.
The Christmas North Star Quilt
I made this quilt last year right around Christmas time. It was barely finished in time to start using it last year so we are going to enjoy it this year :) The North Star quilt pattern makes for such a great Christmas quilt and as soon as I saw these Tula Pink Holiday Homies fabrics I knew it I had to make one.
Holiday Homies has all of the classic Christmas colors I love and some fun quirky prints that I fussy cut a bit for my blocks.
These North Star blocks are fun and easy to put together. They are nice big blocks so once you do all of the prep work the blocks themselves go together pretty quickly.
Since this Christmas North Star quilt is a winter quilt, I used Robert Kaufman Essex Linen as the background. I love using essex linen on winter quilts because this fabric makes for a warm quilt! It’s a bit thicker than quilting cotton and provides the best texture ever.
Mix and Match Fat Quarter Quilt Pattern
It was fun to mix and match these fabrics for each block. This black and red gingham print just screams Christmas and wintertime! This quilt pattern uses fat quarters and includes instructions for a baby size, two throw sizes and a queen size. These fussy cut guys are my favorite part of the quilt. :) They are so fun and quirky. There are a few of them through out these North Star blocks.
Flannel Sheet backing
This Christmas North Star quilt is backed in a Target flannel sheet. I think using flannel sheets is a great way to save a little money quilting. Plus they are incredibly warm! This quilt is probably the warmest quilt in our collection right now. And since we basically live in the arctic that’s kind of a necessity ;)
I wrote an entire post about using flannel sheets as backings here.
I also wrote about using Essex Linen in your quilting here.
Straight Line Quilting
This Christmas North Star quilt is straight line quilted on my home machine using a walking foot. Straight line quilting is usually my go to quilting method because it’s the fastest and easiest for me to tackle on my own. I like my straight quilting lines spaced at 3/4in.
I used some of the leftover Holiday Homies fabrics to make these Christmas themed mug rugs. :)
Tula Pink Holiday Homies fabrics:
Fat Quarter Shop or Fabric.com
Background: Essex Linen
Binding: Riley Blake Black and white stripe
Batting: Warm and White
Spray Basted using 505 Spray baste
Quilted and Pieced on a Janome MC6700p