Carried Away Quilting · Jan 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!


Other Star Watch Quilts

Star Watch featuring Harvest Road by Lella Boutique

Star Watch featuring Calico Days by Lori Holt

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