Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Star Watch: a sunny quilt featuring Calico Days by Lori Holt

I’m popping in today to share a cheerful, farm-fresh version of my Star Watch pattern, this time featuring the Calico Days collection by Lori Holt for Riley Blake Designs.

Sewn up in a sunny collection like this, Star Watch becomes a happy, scrappy jelly roll quilt. Simple log cabins provide the foundation for the quilt, while a row of sunny stars adds a playful twinkle.

Calico Days was released by Lori Holt a few years ago, but she has numerous collections that are just as darling. Any vintage-inspired fabric lines would shine with this pattern.

For my Calico Days version, I omitted the inner border called for in the pattern, so the completed quilt is just a bit smaller. This will be a wonderful throw or cuddling quilt to gift to someone!

My Star Watch pattern calls for using some of the jelly roll strips to create a scrappy binding, which is a fun finishing touch and so easy to do!

For more information on my Star Watch pattern, check out this link:  New pattern: Star Watch, a jelly roll quilt. The pattern is available on my Etsy Shop in PDF format

Thanks for stopping by!



  1. What a difference when changing up the fabric colourway in a pattern. I love it in both fabric choices. The first has a woodsy autumn feel, and the second is perfect for spring - so cheery. Your pattern is perfect for both. Love the star blocks and the pop of different fabric piece set in each.

    1. Thanks so much Sigi! It's fun to look at a sunny quilt in the dead of winter, as you well know! :)

  2. I love this in the calico, but even more, I love the Harvest Road collection! I have your pattern and that fabric on my list, ready to make up a quilt that will go with my livingroom beautifully!

    1. Thanks Sue! I have the HR Star Watch in my living room too! The colors are so soothing. Thank you for being a CAQ pattern supporter! I appreciate it!

  3. I love all the movement this pattern has with the offset squares. Very cute! Need to add this one to my list!


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