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
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.
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!