At the beginning of 2022, we decided to make a quilt each month that uses a past TCJ quilt pattern. It is so easy as a quilt company to only focus on the new and even easier to not revisit past work. But, I love sewing up older designs because the stress of designing them is gone. It is just sewing for fun.
In January we made the Meadowland Quilt using the TCJ Stash Builder. And for February, we went back to the first pattern we ever released - the Inside Out Star Quilt. The Inside Out Star Quilt pattern provides two designs - a modern solid and a more gradient style quilt top. I personally love sewing with plaids, stripes, ginghams and I don't care at all about the directionality of the prints not matching. I think that is the beauty of these prints - even when cut apart and sewn back together, you know it is a plaid or a grid or a gingham.
I chose this gorgeous Saffron colored Kitchen Window Wovens fabric from Robert Kaufman as the main background fabric. Then I wanted the stars to be a soft color, not a white, and went with Kona Aqua and also decided to bind it in Kona Pickle. I love the happy vintage quality of these fabrics together.
The Inside Out Star Quilt Pattern is a great beginner friendly one. It makes a 48" x 64" throw size quilt and you make the stars using HSTs, not flying geese. Also, you can batch sew the stars all at once or you can work block by block.
Once the blocks are made, you add your sashing and poof, the quilt top is done!
Once the quilt was done, I sent it off to Kaitlyn of Knot and Thread Design to longarm quilt it. Kaitlyn has this quilting design that was preloaded on her longarm machine computer and it creates a little cloud bubble. It is not a pantograph for sale or download but I am so happy I get to use it sometimes when I send it off to her!
I love how the Kona Pickle binding really frames the quilt beautifully without being too distracting or too quiet.
The texture combined with the plaid print really feels homey and cozy.