Stars in the Sky // Finished Modern Quilt


Star Quilt3

I loved making this quilt for my new nephew.  He is 3 months old this week, and I got to meet him last night (and give my sister this quilt) and he is just so adorable. He also started eating the quilt almost immediately, so I assume that is a good sign.   I have posted a few process shots of this quilt here and on Instagram , and it went through a few iterations until I figured out the layout. I loved making a quilt for another (adorable) new nephew with the same half square triangles (WIP for Star Bright Quilt here). If I can’t be a daily part of their lives, I’m happy to send snuggly quilts.

Star Quilt

The quilt is a little big for a baby quilt, measuring 48” by 60”. But then, he is a little big for a baby! It’s backed in minky and stippled–I was too chicken to try out more fancy quilting. I pin basted the quilt really well, and had only minimal issues with puckering, which I was able to fix. Phew.

It is hard to see in these pictures, but the white and cream squares and triangles are actually “low-volume” prints–that is, prints on a neutral background.  It is bound in one of my all time favorite fabrics– a print from Rashida Coleman-Hale’s Washi line.

Star Quilt Washi Binding

The pictures were taken at a friend’s parents’ home in West Virginia. This is their backyard. It was amazing. I also took pictures of my daughter’s “I’m Not Little” quilt there. And pictures for this week’s “Favorite Things” post. Clearly, I loved West Virginia.

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  1. Posted August 15, 2013 at 11:42 am | Permalink

    That is totally gorgeous Katie!! :)

    • Katie Blakesley
      Posted August 15, 2013 at 3:08 pm | Permalink

      Thank you!

  2. Posted August 15, 2013 at 12:17 pm | Permalink

    Great design and beautiful colors! West Virginia looks pretty nice, too :-)

    • Katie Blakesley
      Posted August 15, 2013 at 3:08 pm | Permalink

      Thank you! It was such a fun quilt to make, when I finally figured out the design.

  3. Posted August 15, 2013 at 1:18 pm | Permalink


    • Katie Blakesley
      Posted August 15, 2013 at 3:07 pm | Permalink

      Thank you!

  4. Posted August 15, 2013 at 2:37 pm | Permalink

    Beautiful finish! I agree that eating a quilt qualifies for approval! Hope you don’t mind if I share the Stars in the Sky quilt, with a link back, on my facebook page at

  5. Sarah @ FairyFace Designs
    Posted August 15, 2013 at 9:55 pm | Permalink

    Really gorgeous quilt for a baby boy and definitely the eating it is good!

    • Katie Blakesley
      Posted August 17, 2013 at 4:40 pm | Permalink

      Thanks so much, Sarah.

  6. Posted August 15, 2013 at 10:27 pm | Permalink

    What a beauty! I love it.

  7. Ella
    Posted August 15, 2013 at 11:47 pm | Permalink

    It’s beautiful and tasty!

  8. Posted August 16, 2013 at 12:32 am | Permalink

    It’s a wonderful quilt. It’s great that it’s large because he can grow into it and use it for a long, long time.

    • Katie Blakesley
      Posted August 17, 2013 at 4:39 pm | Permalink

      Thanks! That was definitely my hope. My mom made my daughter a large quilt backed with minky and I used it many late nights, too. Lucky for them, he sleeps through the night but I was definitely making it for my sister, too :)

  9. Elizabeth
    Posted August 22, 2013 at 11:22 pm | Permalink

    I love your color selections!! The design is a winner!! Will be making a version of this soon, thank you so much for the inspiration…

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