Starry Night Baby Quilt

This is another example of the Seattle Streets design.  I made this one for a couple of friends expecting their first son.  When I learned they were planning on a Starry Night nursery theme, I immediately remembered that JoAnn’s fabrics had a Starry Night fabric that would be perfect.  I had planned to completely surprise them.  However, at one point, exhausted after not finding what she wanted online, my friend texted me about prices for making something, and I had no choice but to confess that I already had something in the works.

I chose the Seattle Streets pattern once again because it’s a great pattern for featuring a lot of different colors.  I used the coordinating colors from the backing and made the top to match instead of the other way around.

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Van Gogh baby – Starry Night

To keep with the swirls from the original painting design, I went back to my usual swirl pattern that I’ve used with this design before, using blue variegated thread. In the end, the backing stole the show despite the pretty front.

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Starry Night quilt backing

This was a fun one to make, and I love the idea of a Starry Night themed nursery!

Related Posts and Blogs:

Sunflowers – If Van Gogh Were a Quilter

Houston Quilt Festival – Van Gogh Quilt

Author: Quest Quilts

Just your average citizen who loves literature and quilts and has an uncommon proclivity for both.

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