Star Watch: a Christmas version

Hello quilting friends! I hope you all are well and finding time to sew to your heart’s content. Yesterday I spent some happy hours in my sewing room and I want to share my progress with you. I’m sewing a Christmas version of my Start Watch jelly roll pattern.


Since last winter, I’ve been hoarding a jelly roll and some coordinating yardage from Deb Strain’s Hearthside Holiday fabric. I love the deep Christmas red, striking black and cool gray that Deb utilizes in her winter collections. These awesome color choices are fabulous when combined with the traditional plaids, buffalo checks, deer head motif and other winter classic elements.



Hearthside Holiday may be hard to find in stores, since it was released over a year ago.  However, Deb Strain has a current winter collection called Homegrown Holidays that has a very similar look and feel. She typically comes out with a new winter collection annually. People often ask me, through email or social media, where they can purchase a kit or how they can find the fabrics to make a quilt exactly like the one I’m showing. That isn’t always possible, but I’ll point you in the right direction whenever I’m able.

If you can’t find Deb Strain\’s fabric at your local quilt shop, a few of my sponsors carry her  collections.  (Please take note that some of her collections also come in flannel/brushed cotton. So just be sure to look at the descriptions to determine what you’re ordering!)  You could also do a search on Etsy to find a small independent seller who may have just the fabric you need!

Deb Strain’s beautiful fabric is available at:

My Star Watch pattern finishes at 64” x 74” and calls for one jelly roll and coordinating yardage. The jelly roll is used for block construction and also for a scrappy binding, which adds a charming finishing touch to the quilt. The pattern is available on my Etsy shop in PDF format. It’s a versatile pattern and is easy enough for an advanced beginner.


Thanks for stopping by and for supporting my small business! Make sure you take some time to get carried away quilting real soon.




8 thoughts on “Star Watch: a Christmas version

  1. I bought the pattern and found fat quarters in similar fabric. I'm excited about starting this project in few weeks! Do you have a picture of your completed quilt for show?

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