stars for stella quilt + giveaway

well….hello Monday!
are you ready for this??
today I am sharing my Stars for Stella quilt tutorial….
Stella is Lotta Jansdotter’s next line for Windham
love the sweet colors and prints in this line…
I used all 13 prints for this quilt
plus a yard for backing
I began by cutting three 4.5 inch strips from each of the light colored fat quarters, then sub-cut into 12 4.5 inch squares
from each of the six darker prints, cut two 6 inch strips
sub-cut into four 6 inch squares and one 4.5 inch square
cut nine 2.5 inch strips from the leftover fat quarters for binding
stella fabric
in random order, layout the light squares nine across by ten down
every so often, replace a light square with a dark one
this will be where your wonky stars will go
to construct the star block, select a background square, place a 6 inch square of one of the darker prints, on an angle, right sides together and sew a ΒΌ inch from the edge of the darker square
these points are improv, so there is no right or wrong size
I like to trim off the excess print fabric
press the seam and trim the square to 4.5 inches as shown in the photo
to make the other point, place the darker print square at an angle on the print square as illustrated in the above picture
sew a ΒΌ inch from the raw edge of the darker print square
trim off the excess of the print square
make sure as you piece the darker square that you have plenty of overlap to make the star points when sewing the squares together
repeat to make 3 more star points for a total of 4 as illustrated in the above photo
repeat these steps for each of the six stars
stella fabric
once the star points were constructed, I began sewing the squares into rows and then sewed the rows into one unit
here is my finished top…
and here it is quilted with a fun star and loop design (thanks Gayle!!)
I used nine 2.5 inch strips from the leftover light prints for the binding
sew pieces into one long strip and machine sew onto the quilt
machine or hand sew the binding to the back side
and done!
if you would like a PDF of this project…leave me a comment or email me –
I hope you have enjoyed this project!!

and now it is your turn…
Windham is graciously giving away a fat quarter bundle of this line to one of you!!
leave me a comment on what you would make…

Happy Sewing!

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91 Responses to stars for stella quilt + giveaway

  1. Janie August 17, 2015 at 11:02 am #

    What a sweet quilt. It looks so soft. Thank you for the tutorial.

  2. mumbird3 August 17, 2015 at 11:15 am #

    Love the elephant print! So cute! Thanks for the tutorial – I would probably make a baby quilt like yours!

  3. Lynne Tilley August 17, 2015 at 11:16 am #

    What a wonderful line. I’m sure I’d make a quilt. πŸ™‚

  4. Sarah J. August 17, 2015 at 11:21 am #

    Such a sweet line- and it’s babyish, but not so babyish I couldn’t use it in a quilt for my 3 year old (he adores elephants!). Thank you- the quilt is lovely!

  5. LINDA August 17, 2015 at 11:30 am #

    HI,I’d make a baby charity quilt for sure! This is so cute! Thank You+Windham for a great giveaway!

  6. Joyce Carter August 17, 2015 at 11:30 am #

    The fabric is so adorable. I would use it to make a sweet baby quilt. Thank you for the giveaway.

  7. Sandie @ crazy'boutquilts August 17, 2015 at 11:36 am #

    I just love those low volume prints!! And your stars are so fun that of course, I’d have to make a baby quilt too! Thanks for the fun!

  8. Amy M August 17, 2015 at 12:11 pm #

    What a sweet little baby quilt! I would use that fabric for a baby quilt for a gift, as well.

  9. Lea August 17, 2015 at 12:11 pm #

    Grandbaby #3 is due in Oct. I’m sure these could make a cute quilt or several smaller items, bib and burp cloths.

  10. Doris McCarty August 17, 2015 at 12:38 pm #

    I have a new grand-baby coming! I would make a quilt. I think your quilt is lovely.

  11. buntyw August 17, 2015 at 12:58 pm #

    Fabulous quilt Brooke – I would love the PDF of the pattern!

  12. amy August 17, 2015 at 1:03 pm #

    Too cute! I’d make your star quilt-it’s really a lovely pattern.

  13. JoyceLM August 17, 2015 at 1:53 pm #

    Thanks for the tutorial. I’d love to make a donation baby quilt for my quilting group out of the pretty fabrics. Thanks.

  14. Lisa Marie August 17, 2015 at 2:36 pm #

    I would also make a baby quilt since they are so much fun to make and the fabrics are perfect. I love having baby quilts on hand for gifts or to donate. Your quilt is adorable!

  15. anna brown August 17, 2015 at 2:39 pm #

    Love the stars ty for sharing I think a snuggle blanket would be so nice……

  16. Cecilia August 17, 2015 at 2:46 pm #

    I would make a quilt like yours for charity. It’s adorable. Thanks for the great tutorial and giveaway.

  17. Debby August 17, 2015 at 3:39 pm #

    I would love to make a baby quilt for a dear friend that just had a little girl. These prints are so sweet. Love your quilt as well.

  18. Claire Ross August 17, 2015 at 4:24 pm #

    This is lovely. The design really suits the fabric. I would love to try and make something similar xx

  19. Sarah August 17, 2015 at 4:30 pm #

    I would make a sweet little baby quilt. Thanks for the chance to win!

  20. Kathy Davis August 17, 2015 at 4:50 pm #

    I would make a sweet little outfit for my granddaughter, Nellie.

  21. Christine Sherman August 17, 2015 at 4:52 pm #

    I love these fabrics! Your quilt is so pretty Brooke πŸ™‚ I would definitely make a quilt!

  22. Jen B August 17, 2015 at 5:45 pm #

    I think I’d make a wonky disappearing nine patch quilt.

  23. teri August 17, 2015 at 6:09 pm #

    Love this fabric. I would really like to make a lap quilt with it.

  24. barbara woods August 17, 2015 at 6:18 pm #

    Love that quilt

  25. Joan August 17, 2015 at 6:31 pm #

    I love the pattern, I would love to make one!

  26. L August 17, 2015 at 7:18 pm #

    I’m hoping to make some clothes for my daughter and nephew from this line

  27. Erin McSweeney August 17, 2015 at 8:35 pm #

    i would make a beautiful baby quilt with it

  28. Pamela Neal August 17, 2015 at 9:19 pm #

    This lovely fabric would make a sweet baby quilt.

  29. Michele T August 17, 2015 at 9:30 pm #

    Awww, such a sweet quilt… I’d like to make one just like it!!! Love those prints and colours!! Thanks for the chance!

  30. Sandy A in St. Louis August 17, 2015 at 9:52 pm #

    Oh, these are adorable! I would use them for a baby quilt. I have a feeling one of my cousins is going to become a grandpa in the near future. πŸ™‚

  31. Vicki H August 17, 2015 at 9:55 pm #

    I would love to make a quilt just like yours.

  32. Sandy K August 17, 2015 at 9:57 pm #

    A quilt for my granddaughter is what I would make.

  33. Dot August 17, 2015 at 9:58 pm #

    I have a great grandbaby due early next year and would like to make a baby quilt.

  34. Helen Margaret August 17, 2015 at 10:03 pm #

    WOuld be a beautiful baby quilt

  35. Chris August 17, 2015 at 11:23 pm #

    I love your quilt, so sweet. I would make a quilt for a friend expecting a baby girl in Oct. This would be perfect.

  36. Karen A August 18, 2015 at 7:39 am #

    Such a sweet quilt! I would love to make this quilt for my new great niece.

  37. Nancy Andrews August 18, 2015 at 8:26 am #

    I really like this fabric line! I would love to make your quilt with it and several projects I have picked out for babies on the way!!!!

  38. Lindsay Rodems August 18, 2015 at 8:28 am #

    I have a baby shower coming up, so I would probably make a baby quilt for that and some coordinated accessories like bibs and burp cloths.

  39. Delaine August 18, 2015 at 8:29 am #

    Your quilt is just beautiful! I would make this quilt with the fabric. Thanks!

  40. carolyn montgomery August 18, 2015 at 10:46 am #

    i would love to make this star quilt with these fabrics. please send me the pdf. thanks

  41. Barbara Bailey August 18, 2015 at 12:34 pm #

    Love the soft colors in the fabrics! Think a cute table topper or baby quilt would be in order.

  42. Beth T. August 18, 2015 at 1:37 pm #

    I have a niece who just turned one last week. This would be a perfect–if a tad belated–birthday quilt. Thanks for the inspiration and motivation. πŸ™‚

  43. Donna W August 18, 2015 at 1:50 pm #

    Fantastic tutorial. I think I will make the Stars for Stella.

  44. Linda L August 18, 2015 at 2:52 pm #

    Your tutorial is GREAT! and I know a sweet on the way baby boy for whom this quilt is PERFECT. Thanks for participating.

  45. Katy M August 18, 2015 at 3:19 pm #

    I would make your fantastic quilt! Perfect for my baby-on-the-way πŸ™‚

  46. Judy S. August 18, 2015 at 4:05 pm #

    Lovely quilt! I would use the fabric in the giveaway prize to make a lap quilt for my daughter-in-law.

  47. Linda Webster August 18, 2015 at 4:12 pm #

    Your quilt is so charming. I love the colours. I would make a table cloth for my dining room table with the fabrics.

    wlinda_ca at yahoo dot com

  48. Nicole Sender August 19, 2015 at 2:55 am #

    I’d make a baby quilt and some bibs! Love your quilt!

  49. Lori Morton August 19, 2015 at 8:23 pm #

    LOVE your Quilt!! I would make a nice lil’ Throw for my Grangirlie! Thanks for chance to win this beautiful bundle! πŸ™‚

    (I would love to have a pdf of your pattern…thanks so much!)

  50. duchick August 19, 2015 at 9:04 pm #

    This quilt is just so precious! The colors could be varied according to gender and who doesn’t love stars that go twinkle in the night anyway? Thanks for your tutorial on making those wonky starts…I’m sure mine will look even wonkier! πŸ™‚

    • duchick August 19, 2015 at 9:07 pm #

      p.s. I would love a PDF of this pattern, so I could make one of my own! I’d use this pattern with the Windham bundle.

  51. Kathleen August 19, 2015 at 9:14 pm #

    I would make something for my sweet grandbaby girl!! Thanks for the opportunity to win!

  52. kthurn August 19, 2015 at 9:40 pm #

    Adorable quilt!! It looks so soft and cuddly. I’d love a pdf so I can make it too. I’ll email you. Winning the fabric would be super great!! Thanks for the chance.

  53. Nancy Hilderbrand August 20, 2015 at 3:01 am #

    really like your quilt and the fabric is lovely.

  54. DeborahGun August 20, 2015 at 8:07 am #

    this line really is perfect for baby quilts – so soft and pretty! That’s what I’d make πŸ™‚

  55. mlhummy August 20, 2015 at 4:09 pm #

    Your quilt is lovely. I think i’d make a similar quilt for an upcoming baby shower. Possibly add a few burp cloths and bibs. πŸ™‚
    mlhummy at yahoo dot com

    • mlhummy August 20, 2015 at 4:10 pm #

      I’d love a pdf of your pattern please. πŸ™‚

  56. Emily C August 21, 2015 at 6:28 am #

    I would love to make one of your wonky star quilts. It’s so cute.

  57. Chiska August 21, 2015 at 9:11 am #

    I love your quilt! Can I get a copy of the pdf? I’ve been looking for a quilt to make my long awaited baby niece. This is so perfect! Thank you! I love this fabric line too.

  58. Cathy G. August 21, 2015 at 11:21 am #

    The prints are perfect for a baby quilt. I would make one. I love the pattern too.

  59. Dolores August 21, 2015 at 11:23 am #

    My twin granddaughters’ birthday is coming up and I would love to make them ‘big bed’ quilts.

  60. Connie Cain August 21, 2015 at 11:31 am #

    Expecting a new grandbaby in Feb. This would be great!! πŸ™‚ Would love a pattern!

  61. pennyguglie August 21, 2015 at 2:33 pm #

    This quilt – baby quilts are always welcome somewhere!

  62. Dee August 21, 2015 at 3:47 pm #

    Lovely fabric; seems especially suited for baby quilts. I would appreciate having your pdf pattern. Thank you!

  63. Debbie Simmons August 21, 2015 at 7:08 pm #

    Such sweet fabric…I would make a baby quilt.

  64. Sarah August 21, 2015 at 7:31 pm #

    Beautiful baby quilt, and a late congratulations on the baby, too! I would use it to make snack pockets for my kids for school — my kids start next week.

  65. Emma House August 21, 2015 at 7:50 pm #

    What a pretty quilt. I’d make a baby quilt as the colours are just too pretty not to.

  66. boluh August 21, 2015 at 11:45 pm #

    Great looking quilt. You made a superb baby quilt. I would make a baby quilt also with these very, very, cute fabrics.

  67. Molly Alaria August 21, 2015 at 11:57 pm #

    Great looking quilt. I would make a baby quilt for a friend. I always enjoy your posts.

  68. Linda Smith August 22, 2015 at 6:25 am #

    Of Course! I’d make a Stars for Stella Quilt. But what would happen if I used the dark squares for the background and the light prints for the stars? In my mind, it’s a beauty.

  69. Rebecca H August 22, 2015 at 12:02 pm #

    each grandchild receives from me a twin size quilt. I have a new grandbaby so thinking about what I will make her. This fabric would be just perfect!

  70. mskhofhinn August 22, 2015 at 2:36 pm #

    Lovely project, I love those wonky stars! I would actually love to try out your pattern if I won the fabric.

  71. tarnia August 23, 2015 at 12:16 am #

    This is a cool wonky star design. Thanks for the idea.

  72. Dawn August 23, 2015 at 11:58 am #

    I have a young great-niece that would love a quilt from these fabrics!

  73. Heather Graves August 24, 2015 at 7:25 am #

    Wow – those butterflies really get me! I would love to make a low volume log cabin quilt – I have been admiring one for a couple of years and these would be just the thing!

  74. Pam August 24, 2015 at 10:48 am #

    What sweet fabrics! I would make a baby quilt for a new niece with these!

  75. lee August 24, 2015 at 6:18 pm #

    I would love to make a quilt for my daughter! thank you!

  76. VickiT August 24, 2015 at 7:33 pm #

    I am just now seeing this as I’m way behind in most of my emails, sorry. I still wanted to post a comment, even though I’m so late in doing so because this little quilt is adorable. Those fabrics just make it perfect for a baby. I really love it.

    I would, I’m sure make a quilt using these, or possibly in making a set of bibs and matching burp cloths for a baby gift. It would make such cute gifts for any new Momma.

  77. Anita August 25, 2015 at 1:48 am #

    I would make a baby quilt with the fabric!

  78. Charlotte Lunsford August 25, 2015 at 7:51 am #

    I would love to make a sweet baby quilt or maybe some burp cloths and such. Thanks. Love the wonky stars!!

  79. Marissa C. August 25, 2015 at 10:41 am #

    What sweet colors! These would make a beautiful crib blanket!

  80. Lindsay August 26, 2015 at 11:01 am #

    I would make a baby quilt! Thanks for the chance to win and for the tutorial!

  81. Sharon Horton August 26, 2015 at 2:29 pm #

    Since I have a grand baby on the way, I would make a baby quilt.

  82. Jenny August 26, 2015 at 2:44 pm #

    Definitely a baby quilt. The fabric is perfect for it and your pattern makes it doubly perfect. Thanks.

  83. Karri August 26, 2015 at 2:48 pm #

    I would love to make a pillow!

  84. paulineperry65 August 27, 2015 at 1:59 am #

    Such an adorable quilt and the fabric is awesome – I would make a baby quilt.
    perry94022 at hotmail dot com

  85. Erin Hutchinson August 27, 2015 at 10:54 am #

    It would be mighty tempting to make just what YOU made – it is lovely!

  86. Kriss August 30, 2015 at 6:50 pm #

    A sweet baby quilt with these Windham fabrics


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