Star quilts are some of my favorites and I have been playing around with an idea to design a pattern with overlapping sawtooth stars for a while and I ended up with my new pattern - meet The Maggie Quilt!
The pattern has the overlapping stars that I was looking for, but it also creates a secondary pattern with plusses between the stars. The end result is a pattern that is a little bit traditional, but modernized and interesting and really versatile for using a variety of different fabrics.
The fabric in the cover quilt is Golden Hour by Alexia Abegg
for Ruby Star Society (plus a couple of Add it Up basics) and it is just gorgeous. I really love the pink and purple in this collection - I would never have paired them with the earthier colors, but they are so beautiful.
One thing I really like about the Ruby Star Society fabrics, is that they feel substantial but are thinner than a lot of other fabrics. In my experience, this leads to points that are easier to lineup and seams that are a little less bulky. This is the same reason why my preferred solid brand is Michael Miller Cotton Couture - they are thinner than the other solids brands that I have tried.
I know this is something I talk about all of the time when I introduce a new pattern, but making sure a pattern is versatile and will work with lots of different fabric combinations is important with every pattern. This one is so much fun! The black fabric in the image above (it is called Fabric C in the pattern) works best when it really stands out from your other fabrics - it does a great job of giving unity to a your fabric choices.
The pattern also works well if you are playing with value like the image above. All of the main fabrics are pink, but the difference in value makes the shapes stand out. I think this would be a really fun scrap quilt based on value, I will have to add that to my list!
Later this week I will be sharing more about my Golden Hour version of the quilt and then I will also be sharing my wonderful pattern testers' quilts. I have already made a second version and will hopefully have that ready to share next week.