Stargazer Quilt by Amy Gibson (Wonky Star Quilt Pattern)

Boys Colors Quilt
Boys Colors Quilt
I used cool and neutral colors to make a boy quilt with lots of blue, green, grey, beig, yellow, and gold.

My latest project is a throw quilt for my son: the “Stargazer” quilt pattern by Amy Gibson from her quilting book For Keeps. This quilt pattern features scattered light-colored wonky stars over a dark background. I chose Boundless quilting fabric by Craftsy in solid colors.

Specifically, I picked a fat quarter bundle and a jelly roll/ 2.5 inch strip set so my colors would all easy coordinate. I have plenty of left over fabric that I did not use. However, this was the best choice for me because buying a fat quarter bundle was much much much cheaper than buying individual half yards of fabric (plus I have plenty of coordinating fabric leftover for a future quilting or sewing project).


Boundless Solids Soft ‘n Subtle Precut Fabric

from: Craftsy

I was very happy with the pattern instructions for the Stargazer Quilt. After watching a couple of YouTube videos I was able to make the wonky stars. I did a few star colors at a time to streamline the process. I will say that diagonally cutting the squares as in this tutorial really helped me make the star points the right size.

boundless qulting fabric cut diagonally for wonky star quilt
Craftsy Boundless quilting fabric cut from 2.5 inch strips
Craftsy Boundless quilting fabric cut fat quarters for boy's quilt
Craftsy Boundless quilting fabric cut fat quarters for boy’s quilt

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I selected cool, muted colors that would be good for a boy. My boy’s quilt has a dark blue “night sky” background with brighter stars. I did have to cut off some star points or cover them with binding in order to square my quilt. I still love the quilt though!

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Stargazer Quilt Wonky Star Pattern Amy Gibson
Stargazer Quilt Wonky Star Pattern Amy Gibson
half inch line quilting
I quilted a series of half inch parallel lines onto my wonky star quilt
Crinkly Quilt Backing in Parallel Lines
I used a walking foot to do straight line quilting at half inch intervals.

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