I have been eager to make Cloudy Night Sky since I created the design and quilting plan about a year and a half ago. Now that the quilt is finally made, I am very happy to also release the Cloudy Night Sky digital pattern so that you can create you own version!
Fabrics & Materials
Cloudy Night Sky is a two color quilt, and I used Kona Cotton solids in Nightfall and Snow. I paired the solids with matching 50wt Aurifil thread in 2785 (Very Dark Navy) and 2311 (Muslin).
I have a blog post about my piecing thread selection. Note that if I were making the quilt for my own personal enjoyment (instead of as a show quilt), I would have used a gray thread like Dove (or perhaps a shade darker) for the piecing.
Because the quilting plan for Cloudy Night Sky was so integral to my design, I included details (and templates) on how I marked and quilted the cover quilt. I know that “quilt as desired” sounds super scary, so if you aren’t interested in recreating what I did for the quilting, I imagine making the white look like puffy clouds with some free motion quilting of echoing bumps and the dark night sky having a combination of free motion quilted stars, loops, and lines would look great. The pattern includes a coloring page for you to doodle out ideas, and I also offer the coloring pages as digital downloads for you to use in your favorite apps as well.
Cloudy Night Sky Pattern Details
Cloudy Night Sky is a confident beginner (baby and throw) to intermediate level (wall) modern quilt pattern that uses negative space to create a dynamic composition. The two color design is offered in three sizes: wall (4″ finished curves), baby (5″ finished curves), and throw (6″ finished curves).
Cloudy Night Sky Sizing / Finished Measurements
Wall: 32″ x 40″
Baby: 40″ x 50″
Throw: 48″ x 60″
I would like to thank Cheryl from Meadow Mist Designs for her technical editing and consultation. And thanks to you for your support and encouragement on this journey. I love when I get to share so much of the process, and I’m glad you seem to enjoy that, too!
Pattern Release Sale
To celebrate the Cloudy Night Sky pattern release, the pattern is on sale for $10 through Sunday, November 5th. Quilting Jetgirl Patreon supporters, don’t forget to look for you bonus coupon code for additional savings. I can’t wait to see what you create!