New Quilty Love patterns are available! North Star Quilt is one of the two patterns available today.
Fat Quarter Friendly
North Star quilt uses a traditional saw-tooth star quilt block with some added accents. This pattern has nice big bold blocks 🙂 North Star quilt pattern is fat quarter friendly and has some piecing shortcuts to help it go together smoothly.
Includes baby, throw and queen sizes
North Star includes instructions for a baby size, throw size, large throw size and even a queen size. So far I have made the baby, throw and large throw sizes. The throw size is blogged here.
North Star quilt = Big blocks
Big bold blocks make up this quilt pattern. Choose your favorite fat quarter bundle for this one since those big blocks feature the fabrics nicely.
Choose an accent fabric to go with your fat quarter bundle. You can never go wrong with a linen blend accent in my opinion! Other accent ideas are a solid that coordinates with your fat quarter bundle or even a bold print from the same line as your fat quarter bundle.
I used Bonnie and Camille’s brand new fabric line The Good Life for my large throw version. You can grab a fat quarter bundle here. The accent fabric is my favorite yarn dyed linen in Black by Robert Kaufman. Can I just talk about this fabric line for a minute?! Camille’s blog is the reason I started quilting several years back so I’ve been a huge fan of their fabrics since day one. The Good Life fabric line is one of my current favorites lines out right now. Such beautiful florals, navys, aquas, reds and pinks and all scaled so perfectly… It’s a beauty for sure! North Star Quilt has a little accent square between blocks. Linen is always a good choice! Robert Kaufman Yarn Dyed Linen’s are my personal favorite! I straight line quilted 3/4in lines on this version of North Star using a walking foot.
Janome sent me their brand new MC6700P to review for a couple of weeks so this quilt was pieced and quilted on this dream machine. I can’t get over the way it straight line quilts! So smooth! It’s easy to keep the lines nice and straight with the walking foot guide and it feeds the fabrics through like a dream.
North Star quilt is backed in a navy gingham and binded in a navy bias stripe. Both are from the Bonnie and Camille basics fabric line. The large throw size is super generous in size and almost fits a full size bed. The regular throw size is a bit smaller but still nice size. I made the regular throw size using Daisy Days fabric here.
North Star Quilt is available in the Quilty Love pattern shop as a digital download or a paper copy.
- North Star Quilt Pattern
- The Good Life fat quarter bundle
- Essex Linen in Black for the accents
- Bella Solid in White by Moda for background
- Bias binding in Navy by Bonnie and Camille
- Navy Gingham backing by Bonnie and Camille
- Warm and White batting
- Pieced with Aurifil
- Quilted with Connecting Threads
- Spray Basted
- Starched like crazy with my favorite starch
Pieced and quilted on the Janome MC6700P provided by Janome.