Lucky Stars by Atkinson Designs is one of my all-time favorite quilt patterns because it is so clever. It uses fat quarters and makes lovely stars without the need to worry about cutting off the points!
I don’t recall how many quilts I’ve made from this pattern, but here’s another one. It’s made with the fossil fern fabrics I’ve collected over the years for no particular reason other than a love for those fabrics. Hoping to use them up, I made the back out of my scraps.
Julia Madison quilted it with stars and loops–perfect!
Pattern: Lucky Stars by Alex Anderson
Fabric: Benartex Fossil Ferns
Finished size: 59″ x 44″
Quilted by: Julia Madison
Pattern available here. As always, this is not an affiliate link; it is just for your convenience.
Oh gosh, I remember this pattern! It was popular in the early 2000’s, I think. Atkinson Designs had a big streak of popular patterns, with “Yellow Brick Road” coming to mind. You chose lovely colors for this one, and I’m happy for you to be using-up old Fossil Fern prints. Ha! I remember those too! 🙂
And the fossil ferns are still available 😁
Now I know what to do with my fossil fern collection. This was my second quilt pattern I think and I loved your class! I think I have made a quilt with this pattern at least 3 times but do like it well enough to make another. Thanks for the memories. I need to take this one to retreat in October!
This should be a good retreat quilt. It’s east enough to do while in conversation 🙂
You say that the design is by Alex Anderson …. Is that correct? Or is it by Terry Atkinson? In either case, it’s a great pattern, and your quilt is beautiful.
Oh boy! It is Atkinson. I thought I had fixed that, but I must not have saved my changes. Thanks for letting me know!
Huh. I went into WordPress to fix it and it does say Atkinson Designs on my screen. Have to chalk that one up to the wonders of computers 🙄
Nice pattern and I especially like your color composition.
Thanks. It’s nice to do an easy one occasionally.
As always a fun Sunday entry! Did you truly use up your fossil fern fabrics in this piece? I’ll bet there are scraps clinging to the scrap basket as we speak! HA!
Ha! Indeed. Some of those “scraps” are fair size! Shall I send them to you?
Hmmm, if this is more than a rhetorical question, then: Yes, please!
I admit to never having collected fossil fern fabric so the scrappy additions to my own scrappy stash would enhance it’s diversity! What a way to justify stash expansion, eh?! HA!
Another one I would like to make! The feature of not having to worry about cutting off star points appeals to me greatly.
Yes! Her design is brilliant! That’s why I’ve made it so many times 😁
I love pieced quilt backs! I am wandering why over the years I did not do this more with orphan blocks. Not trimming with points sounds awesome!
When I read that one does not have to worry about cutting off the points when using this pattern you immediately had 120% of my attention! Thanks for showing us your beautiful bright version and for providing the pattern.
What a happy quilt! Not only are the colors happy, but it sounds as though YOU are happy to have used up some favorite prints.