Sunday 24 June 2018

Outside Stars a new Pattern

I would like to introduce you to 'Outside Stars' this is my second pattern to be released from this years #30quiltdesignchallenge. It is a paper pieced pattern. I love stars and as you can see this pattern forms two stars. Mr sun was not co-operating at all, two days of cloud and rain doesn't make for ideal photos.
hanging out with my hostas

This is the baby quilt size I started out with the intentions of making a lap size but real life changed my plans. I will be making the lap size as I love the look, can I say that about my own pattern.

The blocks are 15'' on point. I quilted straightish lines around the stars to make them pop.

straight lines to pop the stars
swirls in the red star centers

The gray fabrics are Northcott 'Canvas', the white is Kona, the black solid is also a Northcott. The red is a mottled red by Moda.
I quilted it with my favourite quilting thread Aurifil in the following colours #1103, #2605, #2024 and #2696.

Outside Stars is a paper pieced pattern and includes freezer paper instructions, which is my favourite way to paper piece. It comes in three sizes Baby 42'' by 42'', Lap 62'' by 84'' and Queen 84'' by 106''.

made by Wendy of Pieceful Thoughts of My Quilting Life

Wendy of Pieceful Thoughts of My Quilting Life made this beautiful version of my pattern. Thanks Wendy for testing 'Outside Stars'.

You can purchase a pdf of 'Outside Stars' in my Craftsy store.


  1. Congratulations on the pattern release. Clearly the #30quiltdesignchallenge was very productive for you! :)

  2. Oh Cindy this is just terrific! I get SUCH a thrill seeing you ladies' designs come to life! And Wendy, also a participant, tested it, yay! Her version is in your favourite colour combo! I dunno, but between your classy stars and Tish's sexy plus playtime, I'm thinking we should have a 'little black sexy dress' quilt parade LOL. That is such a classic clean (and sexy) colour combination. Yay for another pattern release; this one is a real sparkler! :-) (yeah I did that on purpose)

  3. Beautifully 3 dimensional, Cindy! Congratulations on another patter release!

  4. It's amazing! What a great pattern. Congratulations. I've never tried paper piecing using freezer paper.

  5. Amazing pattern Cindy. Well done, the red white and black is very dramatic, and the green and pink very feminine. Works well with both

  6. Hi Cindy: Sorry, it took me a whole day to get here. This is a very beautiful quilt and awesome pattern. It looks great in both versions and yes you are allowed to say that about your own quilt.

  7. This is fabulous, Cindy. Congratulations on a gorgeous pattern. The choice of grey and black gives it a 3-D effect. Very impressive!!!
    As Sandra says - Sexy and Clean. Who knew that sexy and clean could be a winning combination :-D

  8. Brilliant design. The way a secondary star is created is really interesting. :-)

  9. This design is beautiful! You had a very fruitful 30 quilt design challenge!

  10. It looks amazing! Good job! Well-chosen patterns!


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