Monday, January 25, 2021

Star Watch: a Christmas quilt featuring Hearthside Holiday

Hello quilting friends! Last October I shared sneak peek photos of another winter quilt I was working on, a Christmas version of my Star Watch pattern featuring fabrics by Deb Strain (Moda). This festive quilt is now complete, and yesterday I took several photos to share with you.


My daughter was home this weekend and commented that she hoped this quilt was for her, as she really loved the striking black and red, the buffalo checks and plaids, and the deer head motif. The traditional holiday elements have a slightly contemporary feeling thanks to that color combination, we decided. Sadly for Haley, this Star Watch quilt will be given to someone else in our family, but we’re hoping they love it as much as she does!


The fabrics you see in my Christmas version of Star Watch are from Deb Strain’s Hearthside Holiday collection, which is a couple of years old and very hard to find. However, I have good news for you. Deb has another wonderful Christmas collection called Home Sweet Holidays coming out in June!


The fabulous quilting motif of chunky snowflakes and wintery swirls was done by Woods Edge Quilting. Katy suggested this motif and selected just the right scale for my quilt . . . it looks dazzling in the neutral areas and also in the border, not to mention on the back! Thanks so much, Woods Edge Quilting!



While this pattern calls for a scrappy binding from some of the jelly roll strips, I elected to use a pretty charcoal gingham print I have been saving for a couple of years.  If memory serves me, it is from Lella Boutique’s Farmer’s Daughter collection.


Star Watch finishes at 64” x 74” and calls for one jelly roll and coordinating yardage. The pattern is available on my Etsy shop in PDF format.


If you love jelly rolls, I hope you’ll consider giving my Star Watch pattern a whirl.  I think you’ll enjoy it!

~Taunja

 

Other Star Watch Quilts

Star Watch featuring Harvest Road by Lella Boutique


Star Watch featuring Calico Days by Lori Holt



10 comments:

  1. That is so gorgeous!!!!!!! And I have the pattern. It was a lot of fun to work up.

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    1. Thanks so much Sue! Glad you liked it also. I think it's a pretty fun one . . . easy with good results! :)

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  2. This does make up nice in a lot of patterns! I have to pin and quilt my Harvest Road version and I'm inspired to think about a Halloween version for a jelly roll I've been saving!

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    1. Oh . . . my . . . gosh! Why have I not thought of a Halloween version! That would be AWESOME!! Keep me posted!

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  3. This pattern shines in each of the fabric lines it was used in. The new Christmas line of Deb Strain especially looks beautiful with the striking reds and charcoal and greys in there. Love it!

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    1. Thanks so much Vicki! Very nice quilting! I love it!

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  5. Always looking for new patterns to use with my jellyrolls (I've collected way to many!!!). This is a great one...can't wait to give it a try. I always think log cabin blocks need to be made with narrow strips...not so!

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    1. Thanks much! Yes, this is a different take on a log cabin . . . chunkier and so easy to zip together! Plus, the added bonus of using the extra strips for a scrappy binding is nice, I think.

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