Starry Charms Quilt

Today, I can finally show you one of the secret projects I’ve been working on! I showed a sneak peek a little while ago, and today you get to see the whole project. I am happy to be a part of the launch of a new pattern from Fat Quarter Shop. The pattern is called Starry Charms and uses charm packs with background fabric. This is Holiday Flourish by Robert Kaufman fabrics. I paired it with a golden Bella Solid from Moda.

Aren’t these prints luscious? I pulled a variety of lights, mediums and darks to make my quilt.

To make mine, I used a layer cake that I cut into charms.

There are some HSTs to be made and I used my favorite marking method to do them. I draw two sewing lines using a Quarter Inch Ruler.

Pretty soon, I had all the elements for the blocks.

Assembling the blocks, the stars appear.

With every quilt, there is something new to learn. For this one, the extra gold Bella Solid I bought was enough for the quilt backing from side to side, but not top to bottom. So I added strips to each side, cut away the selvedges, and loaded it on the longarm. I measured the top carefully, and found I needed a total of 6 inches past the seam line.

Dividing that in half meant positioning the top seam 3-inches down from the top edge of the flimsy. I measured and placed the top accordingly on both the left and right edges, making sure it was straight.

I decided to quilt it using a variegated King Tut Thread in Flax, a light gold. I used Bottom Line in a cream color for the bobbin.

Now I am ready to quilt.

I used my only Christmas theme pantograph called Deck the Halls.

The bells and holly are festive and fun.

Quilting done, I bound it in red. The quilt is 48-1/2-inches square. I put it on the dining table to show.

See the Starry Charms complete quilt kit perfect for little ones at Fat Quarter Shop featuring Little Ducklings fabric prints by Paper and Cloth. To see the Jolly Jabber blog post on this pattern, click on ‘blog’ on the Fat Quarter Shop website. Enjoy!!

What colors would you use for a Starry Charms quilt?

19 thoughts on “Starry Charms Quilt

  1. Linda B

    Agree on the patriotic colors! And just like that I have Starry Starry Night playing in my head (:)). Very nice job, Carole!

  2. Jo Anne Seccurra

    Love your Christmas version of Starry Charms! The gold really makes this pattern sing!

    I can picture this pattern in patriotic colors,,as a baby quilt or a charity quilt.

    Thanks for sharing the “back” story…creative, well balanced design and good use of fabric.

  3. That’s a pretty design! I like the way the stars are done in the solid and the Christmas charms almost become the background. I think you could use fewer blocks and make a tablerunner/topper. I’m always looking for ideas for my quilt group’s holiday gift exchange!

  4. Julie

    Although I have a fondness for red stars, you can’t go wrong with gold ones. It looks very pretty on your Christmas in July table. I looked at the Little Ducklings version too. What an adorable baby quilt. I’m envisioning a fairy tale themed quilting bee shower where the guests write a verse for the baby on the star centers.

  5. Phyllis Smith

    Hello here Carole, Well, you have just given me another project to make. This lovely quilt will help me make a small quilt to use for a cover while I’m watching T.V. with my feet propped up on The coffee table to help keep my swollen feet. My doctor has put me on some blood pressure medication to see if that will help me. Didn’t do anything for the holiday but am Looking forward to seeing what arts and craft shows going to be opening up. Praise the Lord we can get out a little safer now. Really enjoyed the trip you took on the Blue Ridge parkway, Brought back a lot of memories for me. My uncle Charlie use to live in Waynesville N.C. and then moved to Asheville Where his 3 daughters moved to and they are some of the relatives I want to drive up to see as soon as my car gets the new air conditioner installed. No trips if it isn’t fixed, its To hot to travel in an un-air conditioned car, don’t have a convertible like you. There is a show I’d like to go to later I the fall I think, will have to check my Ronay book to see when It actually is. Like you I save a lot of books and now I have a lot of cleaning out to do. Have a great week, Phyllis

  6. Carmen Montmarquet

    Really liked your Starry Charm quilt! I am not a fan of solid but I have to say the gold made the quilt!! Awesome job!

  7. This is just lovely, Carole. I especially like that your gold stars are not what many would choose, and it shows off the flexibility of this pattern, while opening our eyes to options we might not consider!

Due to the volume of comments during Autumn Jubilee I cannot respond individually via email as I usually do. Please know, though, that I read and appreciate each and every comment.

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