Introducing the Maxie Star Quilt

    Jen’s new Maxie Star Quilt is a delightful 6 pointed star meets tumbling blocks design, perfect to showcase your beautiful Liberty fabrics. This English Paper Piecing pattern uses a clever layout of solid colour diamonds in between your Liberty stars to form large colourful hexagons, which then intersect to create tumbling blocks across the design. A simple yet playful design, this is a relatively quick project that makes the perfect gift for a baby or child.

    About the pattern…

    I started working on my Maxie Star quilt when I was travelling through Japan, 5 months pregnant with my son Max. The quilt was being made for him – and his first word actually was ‘star’ so it ended up being quite serendipitous! I have mixed lots of the fabrics that I bought on my Japan trip into the quilt – which works so beautifully with the various beautiful Liberty patterns. Maxie adores all of the different coloured stars and of course spotting the tiny flowers, pandas and doggies in all of the different prints.

    The joy of this pattern is that when I show it to different people, they all notice something different first – either the stars, the large coloured hexagons behind each star or the little tumbling blocks that are created at each intersection of the three different solid colours. When I started the quilt I didn’t realise that by spacing out my background colours in this way I would be creating something new – it was just what I wanted, and it has just worked out to be a delightful little surprise. A little attention to planning and you can create the same delightful effect!

    Thank you Robyn for your encouragement and guidance, for introducing me to the catharsis of hand stitching and for teaching me how to appreciate the story and memories that are behind a quilt like this.
    – Jen

    Shop the Maxie Star Quilt

    As well as launching the pattern we also have 2 beautiful kits available for creating the cot sized version of this quilt – or they could be used as starter kits for a larger version! As well as one Kit in Jen’s original colour palette, Robyn has also curated a vibrantly coloured kit to match her striking version of the Maxie Star Quilt.

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