The indigo water and the reflection of the butterscotch-colored oak leaves on the lake’s surface really spoke to me. I wanted to create a quilt that reflected the beauty of those colors and also honored the simple but beautiful views. From that, my new pattern, Lakeside Star, was born.
The construction of this quilt is straight forward and perfect for a beginning quilter! My pattern includes pressing and layout tips as well. While I’m partial to the colorway I’ve selected for this quilt, I can see this working with many different color ranges.
Finally, I have to share a photo of how my quilt was shipped to me after Jennifer worked her magic. Lakeside Star arrived beautifully folded and wrapped with a lovely set of ribbons, just like a precious gift. Jennifer also tucked in some sweet little gifts and a personal note. I get the feeling that Jennifer’s business is so much more than doing good work, it’s also a mission to brings joy to others! Mission accomplished!
I hope you’ll consider giving Lakeside Star a try. I am already scheming up another version of this quilt using some Christmas prints. The pattern is available as a digital PDF on my Etsy Shop.
If you’d like to make a Lakeside Star similar to mine, I’m pleased to announce that Lou Lou’s Fabric Shop is offering a fabric kit! You’ll need to purchase the pattern on my Etsy Shop, but then you can just zip over to LouLou’s for the fabric you need. Shop owner Jamie has selected fat quarters, borders and binding fabric predominantly from the Sweet Tea collection by Sweetwater, the collection I used in my quilt. For the oranges, Jamie has created a custom pull from her store. She has a great eye, and I know you’ll be in good hands ordering your fabric kit from LouLou’s!
Thanks so much for stopping by the blog today and hearing about this new pattern. I never want to wish away my days and weeks, but I have to say that I am anxious to photograph Lakeside Star outside next fall, in the natural world that inspired her!
14 thoughts on “New pattern: Lakeside Star, a fat quarter quilt”
It's lovely – I really like the soft oranges/peachy colours.
What a beautiful quilt! Love the soft oranges with the blues. Never realized how well they go together. The star in the centre just speaks for itself. Lovely pattern, Taunja!
Thanks so much Sigi! I hope you are enjoying your new snow! 😉
Thanks much Gemini!! I love that color too! 🙂
This quilt pattern is beautiful. I love it!!Lovely fabric choices too
Thanks so much Rosemary!
Thank you very much, Sally!
I have to say, I am not a 'blue' person, but I love this quilt! Very pretty!
Taunja, I love how the lighter colors have a muted effect. So pretty!!!!
Thanks much Sue! 🙂
Thank you Marianne! Color is so personal, isn't it?