Quilt Pattern

Cloudy Night Sky {Pattern Release}

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 - Fabric (Kona Nightfall and Kona Snow) and Thread (50wt Aurifil 2311 and 2785)

Cloudy Night Sky – Fabric and Thread

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.


Cloudy Night Sky - Quilting Plan

Cloudy Night Sky – Quilting Plan

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″

Thank you!

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

Cloudy Night Sky - Quilting Detail

Cloudy Night Sky – Quilting Detail

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!

4 thoughts on “Cloudy Night Sky {Pattern Release}

  1. Kate says:

    Congrats on the new pattern. I like the idea of quilting stars in the dark navy side, it would give the quilt a completely different look.

  2. aquilterstable says:

    Congrats on your new release! I love that you included quilting helps for this one.

  3. Congratulations on a gorgeous quilt and wonderful pattern! I am sure quilters will love having the quilting suggestions and templates.

  4. Maria says:

    Hi Yvonne, really beautiful quilt! Especially your quilting, just amazing and all done on your trusty Juki. Could you please tell me how did you do it so your top is so smooth? I am just quilting snowflake quilt with lines…. but it turned terrible, with waiving and puckers even though I was stretching top… afraid I may need to unsew everything…
    Appreciate all your great tutorials. Hope you win big with Cloudy night sky at Quiltcon, Maria

I really appreciate the time and thought you take to comment, and I look forward to conversing with you. :)