Brand New Sewing! Aurora Stars


Aurora quilt pattern cover, modern hexagon star patchwork quilt by Color Girl Sharon McConnell

One of the things on my bucket list of life is to see the Aurora Borealis, or Northern Lights. I decided to name my latest quilting pattern Aurora after the incredible beauty of the Northern Lights: all the stars, the glowing light and vast array of color.

Aurora is one of my new patterns for spring 2017 and the pdf is now available in my pattern shop (Here)!  As you can see and may have noticed on the website, I have been working on some changes around Color Girl. Patterns are getting a new look, my logo has changed up, and the website will be evolving over the coming month. I hope you like the look!

Aurora Quilt, hexagon star pattern by color girl sharon mcconnell, with fabrics by Kate Spain for Moda fabrics

I made the Aurora quilt with a fat eighth bundle of prints by Kate Spain for Moda. The collection is called Grand Canal. I really love Kate’s color sense and her prints are usually pretty basic, which I like. For my solids, I used the ombre colors, also from Moda, by Vanessa Christensen. I think the ombre solids give it a neat, kind of shimmery, look.

As always, I piece with Aurifil thread and finish with Hobbs batting. The beautiful quilting on this is by Teresa at Quilting is My Bliss.

Aurora Quilt, hexagon star pattern by color girl sharon mcconnell, with fabrics by Kate Spain for Moda fabrics

The Aurora pattern comes with instructions for three sizes: baby, throw and full. There are no Y (inset) seams and strip piecing and cutting make it much easier than it looks. If you love hexagons as much I do, you will love making this quilt! Be the first to get the pattern Here.

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  1. Liz April 2, 2017 at 10:09 pm

    That is really beautiful! I love star quilts, but some of them are too traditional for my taste, this one is just perfect.

  2. Marianne April 17, 2017 at 10:03 am

    This is very pretty. I think it would be helpful if you gave the measurements of the quilts you can make. “Baby” or “lap” doesn’t really tell me enough! A lot of designers will have a photo of the back of the pattern with this info. That’s just my customer based opinion! Thanks.

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