The Everett Star Quilt is TCJ's 31st individually released pattern! And it's a very special one as I named this one after my son, Everett. It felt like the right time, the right pattern and it did make me work for it. ha!
The sample we are talking about today is my second test quilt I made for this pattern. That is right, I made a first test quilt and started to write the pattern and half way through I realized there was a way better way to construct and write the pattern. So I had to put that first test quilt aside and essentially start completely over. Before jumping right back into a new sample, I made sure to make a baby size to really confirm my cuts, the design styles, etc. And that is what I am sharing today!
Also, this not only was my test quilt, it is the baby quilt I made for my new nephew, Barrett. Barrett is the younger brother of my niece Blakely, who has a quilt named after her. And this was my test for the Yardage + Gradient Star Design Style which was an added option to the pattern after I redesigned it.
I asked my sister in law's opinion on what colors their nursery was going to have. She mentioned a lot of naturals with some soft blues so I went with that as the inspiration.
The fabrics we used are the following:
- 1 yard Fableism in Trellis Woven Coast
- 1 yard Bella Bunny Hill Pink
The Center Stars are all Bella Solids: Cobalt, French Blue, Blue Raspberry and White.
The Baby Everett Star has 4 blocks - 2 Diamond Blocks and 2 Cross Blocks. It finishes at a 42" square and I made the HST Borders out of the same two main colors in the blocks - the Fableism and Bunny Hill Blue.
And this is Luke crouched behind a 42" baby quilt. The things he does for our quilt photos! ha.
Knowing my sister in law and the earthy minimalist natural vibes the nursery would have, I chose a fun soft leaf fabric for the back and a beautiful leaf inspired pantograph called Best Fronds for the quilting. Emily of So Sunny Quilts did her magic on this quilt!
Doesn't the light blue thread look beautiful?
I used the same blue color from the center star points for the binding. It was the perfect way to connect the stars to the rest of the quilt. I love when there is a solid pop of color in a quilt and then the binding makes a nod to that color.
This quilt will be on it's way to my nephew soon! I can't wait to see it in his nursery. The Everett Star Quilt Pattern is available in the shop now!