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Sunny Skies

Cheery blue and yellow star in this sunny wall quilt. A variety of geometric prints complement the tone-on-tones for low-contrast piecing. Fabrics are from the Sassy collection by Studio 8 for Quilting Treasures.


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Inspired by Swizzle Sticks from designer Christine Barnes

Quilt tester: Laura Boehnke



•    3⁄8 yard each of yellow tone-on-tone and blue tone-on-tone (blocks, Four-Patch units)

•    1⁄8 yard each blue print, yellow print, circle print, and yellow swirl (blocks, Four-Patch units)

•    3⁄8 yard total assorted blue-and-yellow prints (blocks)

•    1⁄2 yard blue-and-white swirl (sashing)

•    3⁄8 yard binding fabric

•    1-1⁄4 yards backing fabric

•    42" square batting


Finished quilt: 33-1⁄2" square

Finished blocks: 12" square


Yardages and cutting instructions are based on 42" of usable fabric width.

Measurements include 1⁄4" seam allowances. Sew with right sides together unless otherwise stated.

Press seams in directions indicated by arrows on diagrams. If no direction is specified, press seam toward darker fabric.