The Joyful Stars quilt pattern is available at Sewfinity!
Why We Like It
Joyful Stars is a fresh design, a great way to play with color, and it's based on 5" fabric squares - perfect for scraps or precuts. The blocks are made with squares and stitch-and-flip piecing - easy!
We like how the pattern designer Fran includes lots of sizes in her patterns, and this is no exception: choose from baby, throw, twin, and queen/king. Follow Fran's directions to make the blocks scrappy, or opt for ombre color groupings within the blocks.
Inspiration + Ideas
Match-making solids to the Joyful Stars quilt pattern was easy and fun - it was hard to stop coming up with color combinations!
All of these mockups are for the throw size quilt. You'll need either 11 or 14 fat quarters (FQ) plus about 3 yards of background/binding. Our color-themed bundles are a great way to get these FQs! It can be hard to visualize a background color, so we've included both light and dark backgrounds for you.
Use 11 FQs from a couple of our Monochrome 9 fat quarter bundles of Kona Cotton, or 1 of our bundles plus supplement from your stash representing the same steps in value ranging from light to dark.
Yellow, Orange, Red, Red Magenta, Magenta, Violet
Blue, Blue Cyan, Cyan, Green Cyan, Green, Yellow Green
Choose 11 FQs from a couple of our Monochrome 9 fat quarter bundles of Kona Cotton to assemble a scrappy design.
Or, choose 16 FQs from those same bundles to assemble an ombre color design within the blocks.
Diagonal Rainbow Gradient
How about some rainbow mockups?! Each quilt has 7 color families represented in diagonals, and each block has 8 different colors (light to dark). That comes to 56 different colors, folks, which is quite a bit!
If you wanted to buy all the fabric you'd need, you could choose 7 of our Monochrome 9 fat quarter bundles of Kona Cotton in the colors you want, and you'll have enough to make multiple quilts.
OR, you could sort through your scrap stash into 7 different color families, then sort each of those into 8-value steps of light to dark. The color families we used are based on the CMY color wheel, in color order.
OR, you could use a combination of bundles and scraps!
There are 12 different rainbow mockups, each with different color placement, on both light and dark backgrounds. We included so many since they have vastly different color requirements. For example the top-left mockup would be a good choice if you don't want to include any orange fabric.
Isn't it cool how the rainbow on the dark backgrounds seem to sparkle?
PURE Solids by Art Gallery Fabrics
For you PURE Solids fans, you could choose 11 FQs in one of Art Gallery's PURE Solids bundles to assemble a scrappy design of the throw size quilt. You'll have plenty of FQs leftover - perfect for scrappy binding, adding to your fabric stash, or for making another quilt! Here are ideas on both light and dark backgrounds.
PURE Solids bundles: Harvesting, Blossoming, Crystallizing, Summering, Sprouting, Hibernating
Here are some randomized versions using various yardage of Art Gallery's PURE Solids. These mockups might be helpful for visualizing if you plan to use scraps from your fabric stash. And you could get your background fabric from Sewfinity!
See what others are making and share your projects using #JoyfulStarsQuilt on Instagram or Facebook. And tag us @Sewfinity so we can see!
Get the Joyful Stars Quilt Pattern and have fun sewing!
Hi Mary! Yes, we label all our solids. Gotta keep all those colors straight!
I love the Joyful Stars quilt pattern which I just purchased. I’m going to need to order some Kona yardage soon, and I’m wondering if you typically label your Kona solids?