Saturday, March 30, 2019

To Spin A Star ... New Pattern Now Available!

To Spin A Star
Get the pattern HERE.

My newest pattern has been in the making for quite a while. About two years ago I pieced the stars on a quilt retreat, then I came home and played with the pieced sashing and setting until it was just the way I liked it and then it went into the pile of finished-but-not-yet-quilted quilt tops. And there it stayed...

But then I got my Handi Quilter Amara! And it was the very first quilt top that I loaded onto my sweet new longarm. I chose the baptist fan pattern because I loved the traditional feel of the design with the soft vintage look of the fabrics. 

And those longarmers out there who are laughing right now -YES- this is one of the most tricky designs to line up and crop and get just right but I was too new to know what I didn't know! Luckily my sweet (and extremely patient) friend Shawn came over and held my hand and showed me how to make it work (without being judgy at all!) She showed me all of the ways I had made it more difficult than it needed to be. I am forever grateful to her and will never quilt a baptist fan without smiling and thinking of her kindness! Love you Shawn!!

And because the quilting universe keeps sending me amazing friends, my dear blogging friend Tanya offered to pattern test for me. I sent her the pattern and she whipped this out in record time! She even added an extra row to make hers square! The only problem with this version (in her amazing colors) is that I probably like it better than the one I made! LOL 

About the pattern:

The pattern uses strips to make all of the units. No oversize piecing and trimming here, life's too short for that craziness! The instructions include diagrams, photos and complete step by step instructions. You will need a 45 degree ruler such as the easy angle or the Triangle Tool which is available in my shop as well. The stars are surrounded by simple pieced sashing to create the secondary design. This quilt is perfect for using a fat quarter bundle, jelly roll OR simply dig into your scraps! 

If you would like to purchase the download version of the pattern from my shop it is being offered for a special introductory price of just $5 for a limited time. Print versions are also available at regular pattern prices.

If you would like for me to longarm quilt baptist fans (or any other design) please go here or send me an email at 

I hope you have lots of fun spinning these pretty little stars!


  1. FYI Commenters, Diane has quilted 2 quits for me and I can attest to her skills!! I remember when you shared this secretive quilt with me so I could see the fans!!
    It's a terrific pattern and as much as possible I do not oversize and trim.

    1. Thank you so much Lori! I love quilting for you. You are too kind. Thank you.

  2. Lovely quilts! I must say that Tanya's turquoise borders are wonderful!


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