Nov 06

Stars and Nines (128)


This quilt has been gone for over a year, and I’m glad to finally have it home.




Not only was it featured in Fons and Porter’s Scrap Fall Quilts 2014, but it will make a debut in the Fons and Porter Video Series this upcoming year.

fons and porter picture

(photo from Fons and Porter.  You can order the digital pattern here)


This design came to me as kind of a fluke.  I had a bunch of 2.5 inch squares cut out for some sort of scrap quilt, so I began to sew them into nine-patches.  I wanted to try a unique way to assemble them, like a Jack’s Chain type design.  And so, I came up with this design.



One of my favorite parts of this quilt is the resulting scalloped edge.  It required me to cut the binding on the bias, but what a charming edge to this quilt.



I of course made a test block before cutting the fabric for this quilt, and I realized that there are so many other fun ways to use this pattern.  I feel like this quilt highlights the nine patches, but you could make this quilt using one fabric for the nine patch squares, almost as the background, and make the stars really pop.


quilting on minky


I made this quilt for my daughter as her winter quilt, so I backed it with a bright magenta mink.  I like to use a loose quilt design with these heavier minky quilts.  This quilt is quilted using a floral paisley design.


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  1. jenny says:

    Really fabulous

  2. Kymberly says:

    I just saw this quilt on Fons and Porter yesterday and love it. Not sure if I want to tackle all of those Y seams, but the quilt is stunning enough to make me consider it.

  3. Ann West says:

    I have your pattern for Stars and Nines. My quilting group is working with this pattern, and we had acrylic templates made for the hexagon and the star blade. My problem is that I do not know how to align the star blade up on the nine patch. My cut blade is longer than the nine patch. Could you give me any guidance? I sure would appreciate any help you can give me. Thanks in advance, Ann.