Crafting Sentimental Stars

I remember the first time I saw a quilt. I was a young child, visiting my grandmother’s house. Her home was filled with various quilts, each telling a different story. One quilt, in particular, caught my eye. It was a beautiful star quilt, with intricate patterns and a mesmerizing blend of colors. As a child, I was fascinated by the stars in the sky, and seeing them replicated in fabric was nothing short of magical.


Years later, I found myself living in England, where I was introduced to the art of quilting. The memories of my grandmother’s star quilt came flooding back, and I was inspired to create my own. I didn’t create the star quilt pattern, but I’ve certainly added my own touch to it over the years.

Today, I’m excited to share with you a free Sentimental Stars Quilt Pattern. This classic quilt design offers a lot of design options and can be made with a variety of prints or in a two-tone solid version. Let’s dive into the details!

The Sentimental Stars Quilt Pattern

The Sentimental Stars Quilt Pattern is a versatile design that can be adapted to suit your personal style. Whether you prefer a two-tone quilt in solids or a variety of prints, this pattern has got you covered.

The two-tone version of this quilt is made using Riley Blake Confetti Cottons in the colors Dream (blue) and Cloud (white). The combination of blue and white gives the quilt a classic look that never goes out of style. The colors work exceptionally well with a traditional star quilt design.

On the other hand, you can also make this quilt with a variety of prints. For instance, I made a Winter Stars quilt using the Liberty Festive Collection. Changing the fabric can completely transform the look of the quilt, giving it a unique personality.


Materials Required

To create this quilt, you will need:

  • 3 ½ yards of blue fabric
  • 1 ⅝ yards of white fabric
  • 8-12 Fat Quarters (if you’re using a variety of prints)
  • Background fabric (I used Riley Blakes Linen/Cotton blend in Natural)

Crafting Your Sentimental Stars Quilt

The Sentimental Stars Quilt Pattern includes two different interchangeable star quilt blocks – the Sawtooth and the Ribbon Star. You can choose to make all of your blocks one star or another, or a mix of both. It’s a choose-your-own-adventure pattern!

When I made the two-tone collection in solids, I made all of my blocks using the Ribbon Star quilt block for a little more uniformity in design. However, when I made the version with a variety of prints, I decided to make more blocks in the traditional Sawtooth star pattern to show off more of the fabric prints.

Full Pattern: Click Here

Wrapping Up

Quilting is a journey, and every quilt we create adds a new chapter to our story. The Sentimental Stars Quilt Pattern is more than just a pattern; it’s a way to express yourself, to create something beautiful, and to make memories that will last a lifetime.

Whether you’re a seasoned quilter or a beginner, I hope this pattern inspires you to create your own Sentimental Stars Quilt. Remember, the beauty of quilting lies in the process as much as in the finished product. So take your time, enjoy the process, and most importantly, have fun!

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