This fun star quilt features My Little Pony fabric and different colored stars streaming across the quilt. Lots of little girls would love this quilt! By changing the feature fabric, this star quilt could be made for any child.
The featured My Little Ponies seem to be streaming across the sky in this quilt and this illusion is continued with the quilting design.
This star quilt was made with the Star Stream Pattern by Sally Davies (pattern available below). I saw a version of this Star Stream quilt pattern made with Unicorn Kingdom fabrics. This quilt made me think of the My Little Pony fabrics I wanted to use in a quilt for Comfort Cases. This pattern was perfect to feature the My Little Pony fabrics!
We have been donating quite a few quilts to Comfort Cases. They give a backpack or bag to kids in Foster Care and this quilt will be theirs to keep.
When making this star quilt, I decided to use my Accuquilt Go! to cut the fabrics. This made the assembly of this quilt faster since I did not have to square up all of the half-square triangle blocks. I give more information below on using the Accuquilt cutting system to make this star quilt pattern.
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WHAT YOU NEED for the Star Stream Quilt
- Star Stream Quilt Pattern by Sally Davies
- Feature Fabric for the centers of the blocks
- Colored fabrics for the stars and streams
- Background Fabric
- Backing Fabric
- Sewing Machine
- Rotary Cutter, Mat, Ruler or Accquilt Go! Cutter
More About this Star quilt Pattern
The STar Stream Quilt Pattern
My quilt is a crib-sized version of the star quilt pattern. The pattern also includes layouts for another crib-sized version, a small throw, queen, and king-sized.
The pattern comes with two blocks, one with the large star with the half-square triangle "stream" along with a small star.
The 2nd block is smaller and has two small stars. The smaller blocks are on the right side of my quilt at the top and bottom.
The Star Stream Quilt pattern includes full instructions on how to make this quilt including cutting instructions and assembly of the half-square triangle blocks, flying geese blocks, and mini-stars blocks.
My crib-sized Star quilt
The quilt I made is a crib-size quilt and features five of the large Star Stream blocks and two small star blocks.
The small star blocks are on the top right and the bottom right side. The pattern has an alternate crib-size layout that uses six large blocks. In the alternate layout, the two blocks with the small stars are not used.
My Little Pony Fabric
My version of this star quilt features My Little Pony fabric and the little ponies are fussy cut so that they are in the middle of the blocks and seem to be streaming through the sky.
I had the My Little Pony fabric in my stash and wanted to use it in a cute quilt for donation. I found the pink, purple, yellow, and blue fabrics in my stash also. The background fabric I found at Joann Fabrics in their quilting section.
Cutting the Fabrics
The Star Stream Quilt pattern includes full-cutting instructions for the quilt blocks. Don't worry about all of the triangles in this quilt. The blocks are assembled by cutting out squares and rectangles only. This makes the quilt much easier to make!
The pattern instructions use the 2-in-one method for making the half-square triangles. We have a half-square triangle tutorial to show you how easy it is to make half-square triangles using this method.
The pattern also gives instructions for a no-waste method to make the flying geese blocks.
I wanted to use my Accuquilt Go! cutter to cut the fabrics for this quilt. All of the blocks can be cut using three Accquilt dies (find links to the dies below). This made cutting the blocks for this star quilt super quick and easy!
The small value die cut the triangles for the half-square triangles and 2.5" squares for the filler blocks and small stars. The half-square triangles were also cut for the flying geese blocks with this die.
The quarter-square die cut the large triangles for the flying-geese blocks.
The 2.5" strip cutting die, cut the strips for the longer rectangle blocks. Then I sub-cut the strips into the rectangles needed using my rotary cutter and mat. This die was also used to cut the fabrics for the binding. I LOVE this 2.5" strip cutting die for cutting binding strips.
Lastly, the 1.5" Strip cutting die was used to cut strips and then sub-cut into 1.5" squares. If you have another Accuquilt die that cuts 1.5" x 1.5" squares, then use that die instead.
Since I cut my fabrics into triangles with the Accuquilt cutter, I assembled the half-square triangles and flying geese blocks quickly by matching up the edges. There was no extra trimming needed to get the blocks into the correct size and no little points to trim off. Once I had these blocks assembled, I continued on with the directions in the Star Stream Quilt pattern to assemble the blocks.
The blocks have a somewhat complicated assembly order, so the pattern gives you full instructions on what order to put all of the pieces together. So, be sure to follow the instructions closely. This is probably the hardest part of the quilt.
Once the blocks are assembled, then sew them together to make the completed quilt top.
Back of the Star Stream Quilt
The back of this star quilt features more My Little Pony fabrics. I used two different My Little Pony fabrics to piece the back. The photo below shows one piece with larger ponies on it. The other piece is more of the fabric used on the front of the quilt.
So, the child that gets this quilt will not be disappointed by the amount of My Little Pony that is contained on the front of the quilt, as there is plenty on the back.
Quilting the Quilt Top
After the quilt top is assembled, it's time to layer the back, batting, and quilt top together. For the quilts to be donated to Comfort Cases, we are using a cream-colored flannel for the middle layer instead of standard batting. This flannel makes the quilt less bulky and easier to roll up to place in the backpack.
For the quilting on this quilt, I wanted to give the continued illusion that the stars were streaming through the sky. I used some straight line quilting to accomplish the look.
First, I outlined around each of the stars with a straight stitch 1/8" away from the edge.
Starting from the large star, I put lines of stitching along the long sides of the half-square triangle blocks. I continued the stitching out until it hit something else on the quilt. Either the side of another block or the edge of the quilt.
I also put a line through the spacer blocks between the points of the stream that come together. Each line continues straight across the quilt until it comes to another star block or the quilt edge.
For the smaller stars, start from each point facing towards the right side of the quilt and stitch a line until it hits the quilt edge or another star.
These lines give the illusion of the stars shooting through the sky.
There are sections with no stitching, this also helps with the illusion that these star stream blocks are streaming across the quilt. The photo above shows the quilting.
Binding The Quilt
For binding this quilt, I used some of the leftover fabrics and made a Quick Quilt Binding. This is one of my favorite sew-on bindings and is quick and easy to add to any quilt.
Use our binding calculator to figure out the number of strips to cut for creating the binding for this quilt.
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