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Cora

There are four layout options and instructions in this pattern, above is Option 1 and measures approximately 51" square.

There are four layout options and instructions in this pattern, above is Option 1 and measures approximately 51" square.

Click the button to buy with Shopify ⬇︎ and receive your PDF pattern instantly! The pattern is $10 and includes instructions for two different baby quilt size options and two different twin size options!

I want to tell you a little... or maybe a lot... about this quilt.

1) Star quilts are my favorite. See also: pretty much all of my other patterns. Ha!

2) I love secondary patterns that emerge in traditional patchwork, I think it looks more fancy... and who doesn't like fancy? Especially when it's easy to accomplish!

3) There are SO MANY OPTIONS included with this pattern. Not only are there FOUR different layouts from which to choose, there two different sizes (baby and twin), AND there are options for how to construct the components of these blocks. I want to make sure you're covered!

4) Cora is the name of my newest little neighbor girl. I designed this quilt as a baby gift but then soon expanded on the idea to come up with different layouts and sizes.

This is Option 4, doesn't it look so different? And not just because there is a cat on it? :) This version is about 68" x 85".

This is Option 4, doesn't it look so different? And not just because there is a cat on it? :) This version is about 68" x 85".

There is absolutely no difficult sewing in this pattern. I gave it the instructions the designation of "advanced beginner" because I want you to be able to have your 1/4" seam allowance mastered and the experience of sewing blocks, but that's really all the skills you need going into this pattern.

I'm a firm believer in a good pattern being able to teach new skills. There are three things that if you are newer to quilting, I'd love to show you how to do within the pattern.

1) Sew flying geese one-at-a-time.

2) Sew flying geese four-at-a-time.

3) Sew blocks into an on-point setting (that just means that the blocks are rotated 45º, so instead of a square, it's more of a diamond shape). The thorough diagrams included make the quilt assembly a piece of cake!

Blocks set on-point. 

Blocks set on-point. 

Here's another reason why this pattern is beginner friendly: fabric selection. You only need to pick out one light, medium and dark fabric. When I first began quilting, this step was so intimidating! Limiting your palette to three fabrics makes the selection more approachable and will help you get lovely results.

This is one of the baby quilt versions consisting of only 3 fabrics: 2 solids and a focal print!

This is one of the baby quilt versions consisting of only 3 fabrics: 2 solids and a focal print!

Are you more experienced and love to fussy cut? The star centers would be a fabulous way to showcase those special prints!

Fussy cutting for the win! Photo courtesy of Isabelle Salek (@southbaybella on Instagram).

Fussy cutting for the win! Photo courtesy of Isabelle Salek (@southbaybella on Instagram).

Any scrap-lovers here? I've got to show you what this quilt looks like in scraps!

A year ago, I tamed my stash into submission. I separated the yardage from the scraps and then further cut those down into 2.5", 3.5", 5", 7" & 10" squares. It was a lot of work at the time, but it was SO REWARDING to be able to use  those pre-cut squares into a scrappy version of this quilt! 

Scrappy version - anything goes!

Scrappy version - anything goes!

Quilted with allover feathers.

Quilted with allover feathers.

And now I've got to address my fellow quilting obsessives...

When I first started learning how to free-motion quilt on my domestic machine, it was my absolute favorite part of the process. I realize this might make me sound odd. I couldn't wait for the quilting! Because I love to show off special motifs and designs in certain areas of the quilt, I made this version with lots of negative space for oooey, goooey quilting. Yes, that's a technical term. I cannot wait to load this up onto my longarm frame! The quilting will unify those gray areas even more... I want them to look more like medallions when I'm done. :)

There's only one more category of quilter I want to address here: the organized quilter. I think you're going to like my thorough cutting charts complete with boxes to tick. Just sayin'... :)

 

This listing is for a PDF only, it'll be emailed to you automatically after you check out. There are 17 pages total with lots of charts and diagrams to keep things clear and organized. 

 

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Interactive coloring!

Save the image below, import in the Recolor app, and color your heart out! A full tutorial with video is available here, if you need any help.

Option 1

Option 1

Option 3

Option 3

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