Friday, December 20, 2019

Starlight Plaid is a pattern!

I'm pleased to present the quilted and bound cover quilt for my newest pattern, Starlight Plaid.

Starlight Plaid by Canuck Quilter Designs

I had planned to quilt this one myself, but there just are not enough hours in the day. The pattern was written, the tester feedback was in, the edits were made, and still the cover quilt was not quilted.  Something had to give so I sent this one out to Liz Meimann to quilt.  It was the right thing to do.  The longer the top sat unquilted in my sewing room, the more the frustration of not having found time to quilt it ate at me.  With that baggage, I started falling out of love with the quilt.  I handed it to Liz and in a day or two (I swear that woman does not sleep!) I had a beautifully textured quilt to bind.  By the time I finished binding it with a pop of solid red, I had fallen back in love again...and promptly lost the quilt to my daughter, but that's another story.

The greys and reds remind me of cozy plaid flannel, so I had to put some flannel on the back to make it as cozy as it looks.  It is so, so cozy as the weather gets colder.

The pattern features four sizes:  baby, throw, twin and queen.  It also has my favourite stars:  the kind whose points you can't accidentally cut off! 

Get your copy of the pattern in my Etsy Shop at 50% off the regular retail price now through Christmas Eve! (Sorry, cute dog not included!)


  1. Your quilt is gorgeous! I just love the red with the grays and the red binding is perfect. Beautiful!

  2. This is such a pretty grey and red quilt! Very nice!

  3. Congrats on your new pattern release! LOVE it!!! Perfect backing fabric, too.

  4. It looks wonderful! Congratulations on your latest publication, and happiest of holidays to you and your family!

  5. Hooray for a finish and new pattern release! Quilting by check is not always a bad thing either. And Roise is adorable!!

  6. Ooh, another awesome pattern Joanne! I love this, and the way you've done the star points, so no points are lost, is genius. There's just something about plaid, especially one with red in it.... and Rosy too of course!


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