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Night Sky Quilt Along with Jana Machado

Hi everyone! As a big fan of Camille Roskelley of Thimble Blossoms, we were thrilled when Jana of Jana Machado asked us to join her Night Sky Quilt Along featuring Camille’s new Night Sky Pattern. 

This pattern is a great way to use scraps for your stash, and it’s fat quarter friendly as well. To get you inspired, here are some of Jana’s blocks for the quilt along. She’s using the Miss Kate collection by Bonnie & Camille and the Cherie collection by Frances Newcombe for her blocks. 

One of our quilty staff, Daniar, decided to create her blocks from her Cotton + Steel stash, mixing the Spring and Fall collections! 

Did you know that the Night Sky pattern is also our November Pattern of the Month? That means it’s 20% OFF all month long! So pick up your pattern at our shop today and join in on the fun!
But wait… there’s more! We are giving away a Miss Kate fat quarter bundle by Bonnie & Camille to one lucky winner! To enter, all you need to do is comment on this blog post and let us know what fabric collection you would make with the Night Sky pattern. The winner will be contacted via email and randomly selected on December 5th, 2014. Good luck and happy quilting! 

And the Winner is… Andrea


  1. I love this pattern and I'm quilting along with Jana! I've used a Hubble space picture as inspiration and making my Night Sky with aquas, oranges, pinks, purples, whites, greys and blacks. But I think this pattern will look great no matter which fabrics you choose.

  2. What a great pattern – I love star in a star designs :0) I'd want to make it with Rue Indienne – I just love that line!

  3. I would definitely use a Bonnie and Camille collection – probably Daysail or (if I was lucky enough to win it) Miss Kate! Love Camille's patterns!

    caribousmom (at) aol (dot) com

  4. I have some Happy-Go-Lucky and Scrumptious that I would probably use for this pattern. Anything by Bonnie and Camille is a favorite of mine! Thanks for the chance.

  5. I would use either the Miss Kate or maybe the Happy-go-lucky line with Bonnie & Camille fabrics! I would love a Miss Kate bundle! Thanks for the giveaway!

  6. This is a gorgeous pattern. I wanted to make a star quilt in December. I will use yellow as primary color going with blueish for the background and violet as third main color.

  7. I would love to make a true scrap quilt, but the scraps would be all my leftovers from other Bonnie & Camille fabric projects. I'd love to have some Miss Kate to throw in the mix πŸ™‚

  8. I have been hoarding the Hello Luscious collection for too long and looking for the perfect pattern for it. When I first saw this pattern I knew it was the one! It is a pattern that I will use for many different fabric lines. I can't wait to get started!

  9. Have been wanting to make this quilt! Thank you for the sale! Would love to make it with Miss Kate, but if not will use my stashβœ‚οΈ

  10. I don't think I've seen a star quilt pattern that I didn't like, but this one is special. I would love to make this pattern out of Miss Kate with some Bella Solids thrown in.

  11. I love making star blocks, so I am so excited to make this quilt! It would be lovely in my many Bonnie and Camille fabrics that I have collected over a few years and have leftover yardage from!
    I was also thinking it would be beautiful in the new Paradiso fabric!

  12. Although I love Daysail, this pattern screams French General to me. I am sure that this pattern would look great in most any fabric line. Thanks for the chance.

  13. I would probably make Night SKy from Daysail like Camille did. I love that line and it is a little more suitable for boys (I have 5!) Thanks for the chance to win some Miss Kate!!

  14. Miss Kate really is the perfect choice, but I can imagine it being lovely in Color Theory as well!
    satterfieldfamily at sbcglobal dot net

  15. It would be hard to resist more Bonnie and Camille fabric, but as I am already working on a project in that range, perhaps one of the blogger bundles – like Rita Hodge's – or Figures by Zen Chic.

  16. I think it would be fun to use Threads Of Time By Julie Hendricksen For Windham Fabrics to make Night Sky.
    wlinda_ca at yahoo dot com

  17. I would use a mix of Bonnie and Camille lines for this quilt. I like mixing it up. Miss Kate would be the primary line I'd use if I was lucky enough to win πŸ™‚

  18. I think I would use '25th Pine' Fabric Collection. I keep drooling over it and I think it would look awesome with this pattern – Christmas Night Sky!

  19. I'd love to do this quilt in an all-blue palette–maybe with Cotton and Steel's "Splash" bundle? Or maybe with solids like Kona's "True Blue" bundle.

  20. The Miss Kate is so beautiful, I would use that. Thanks for the chance to win. I've also shared your giveaway on my Giveaway List for just sewers & quilters at Thanks again.

  21. I have started the sewalong with Happy Go Lucky but am worried that there are are going to be too many pale fabrics. I think that something bright like Mimosa would be eye catching.

  22. Love all of Bonnie and Camilles designs! I would use Miss Kate or anyone would be darling! What a fun project to get through the long cold winter

  23. I love stars and Love Miss Kate fabrics! I think I would be tempted to make this with red, white and blue fabrics, but the new Threads of Time Collection would be beautiful!

  24. Oh I adore all Bonnie and Camille collections and patterns. I think Miss Kate would be the one I would choose to make the Night Sky pattern, unless I could get my hands on some fabric from their upcoming collection, Day Sail!

  25. I would love to recreate this in a similar colour way to the Bonnie and Camille jumpin puddles quilt that uses April Showers in the greens and blues

  26. I love all the Bonnie and Camille fabrics and I'm sure I could mix the lines up a little and the Night Sky would look great! But Miss Kate looks pretty good to me!

  27. I love the paterm. Bonnie and Camille are such a great team. There are sew many fabric choices. I think that I would like Aloha by Figtree. Thanks see much for the chance to win…

  28. I am a huge Bonnie and Camille fan. I have all of their fabric, so it would have to be Miss Kate. Cant wait until Daysail is available

  29. Love the Night Sky pattern and the Miss Kate fabrics would be so delightful to use in making the quilt. "Cherie" with the bicycles is also a good choice. Me…I'd use Holiday Frost to make a seasonal quilt. Thanks for the chance to win some fabrics, FQS!

  30. I love seeing the various Night Sky quilts on the internet. If I won the Miss Kate bundles that is what I would use to make the pattern. If I don't win the bundle, I would be using repro fabrics.

  31. Miss Kate of course! It's perfection. I am a huge Bonnie and Camille fan. They can do no wrong when designing fabric. And Camille/Thimble Blossoms is my favorite quilt designer.

  32. Ever since seeing the pattern, I've wanted to do this in brights solids with a non-white neutral for the white, so I think I'd go for the Patchwork City Summer palette of Kona with Kona Slate for the neutrak.

  33. I love miss Kate but I LOVE how Cherie looks with it! I love the cotton and steel star too shoot I can't decide! Probably Cherie because I was blown away by it just now πŸ™‚

  34. Super cute. I am kind of having a mini love obsession with Art gallery's "littlest" right now. I think fussy cutting that and solids would be really show case Thimble Blossoms pattern πŸ™‚

  35. I would use the same fabric that Jana used….the fabric is soooo colorful and bright…That is the fabric I try to use when making a quilt it makes me happy and the person I make the quilt hopefully makes them happy too….

  36. That's a tough question! But I think I would most like to see Night Sky in a patriotic color scheme. (Fireworks and stars!) I would use Minick & Simpson's Lexington with Minick & Simpson's Crazy for Red. Then there's always Miss Kate…but I think ANYTHING would be amazing in Miss Kate!

  37. I would love this pattern. I have a jelly roll of Miss Kate but would need additional required fabric. I would love to be a part of this quilt along! jlblvn at gmail dot com

  38. I would like to make Night Sky out of Autumn Lily by Blackbird Designs….love that collection….or Miss Kate….love that collection too!!! Thanks for the great giveaways!!!

  39. That it such a great pattern! I think it would look good in color me happy or color theory! But any Bonnie and Camille fabric would be great too!

  40. I think this pattern would be great with all my red/white and blue/white fabrics. I really have to reduce my stash before my ceiling caves in!

  41. I am so glad this pattern is your pattern of the month!! I can't wait to buy it and get started!! It would be even better with Miss Kate πŸ˜‰

  42. I love Bonnie and Camille! Great pattern! I am not sure which collection I would use, perhaps a combination of all the Bonnie and Camille scraps.

  43. Miss Kate would be perfect. I have several Cotton + Steel prints too and I like how they are looking in the photos here. Thank you for another exciting giveaway!

  44. I would love to make this pattern with a variety of Bonnie & Camille fabrics from my stash – including Happy Go Lucky, Marmalade, and Scrumptious. Thanks, Colleen Coffman

  45. Would have to look in your shop for a fresh, modern, Christmas fabric collection to make this quilt with, somehow those stars say 'Christmas!' to me!

  46. I would love to win some fabric, I also love the idea of making this pattern out of cotton and steel, afraid I am addicted to both cotton and steel and bonnie and Camille!

  47. Hmm, right now I am completely head over heels with Utopia, but I'm not sure I would use it…. Maybe if I could use some Doe in there with it. I totally love this pattern and' honestly, it looks wonderful in Miss Kate πŸ™‚ maybe I'll win a bundle!! Magistra13 at yahoo dot com

  48. I've always loved star blocks and I think my choice for fabric would be the new Minnick and Simpson range. Love my blues and reds.

  49. Christmas is on my mind! I see the pattern as a perfect Christmas quilt either in Winterlude by 3 Sisters or La Fete De Noel by French General.

  50. I would use the Miss Kate collection to make this beautiful quilt if I won the fat quarter bundle! I also think it would be stunning in the Midnight by Studio 8 collection … since it's called Night Sky.

  51. I have this pattern and can't wait to get started. I would use a combo of Miss Kate and selections of April Showers. Such a fun, scrappy quilt. Thanks for the chance!

  52. I love Bonnie and Camille fabrics and Miss Kate has a special place in my heart but…since everyone else is saying Miss Kate I'll try to be different. I'd like to use From Outside In by Malka Dubrawsky!

  53. I have been looking for a pattern for Kate Spain's Soltice and Night Sky would make a wonderful Christmas quilt. Love this generous giveaway and thank you from Judy C in NC

  54. I think I would like to use Boat House by Sweetwater. It would make a really fun, patriotic quilt for summer.

  55. I plan to use some of the fat quarters from the the last couple months of bloggers bundles. Just got the pattern in the mail yesterday but don't think I can start until after christmas..

  56. Thimbleblossom pattern quality and stars, oh my I am hooked. I would use Edyta Stars new line Hearts Content. I'm anxiously waiting for the complete release.

  57. I love this pattern and would love to do it in a combination of Bonnie & Camille fabrics. Thanks for the give-a-way. Tina McNamara

  58. I love all fatquartershop does for the quilting community. My stash is not very big so I would use the bundle I won. Tnx for opportunity.

  59. I would love to make this quilt in Union Blues by Barbara Brackman from Moda. I have a thing for stars and my guestroom needs a new masculine slanted quilt.
    Thanks for the chance to win.

  60. I love the pattern. I think star quilts are timeless. I would make it in 30s fabric from my stash. I would save the Miss Kate fabric for another project.

  61. I really love this quilt pattern! I think I'd really want to use my scraps to make this quilt. I need a scrap buster! Thanks for the giveaway! Quiltlovinmomma

  62. I think this pattern would be great out of Miss Kate. I think it would be great in Crazy for Reds by Minick and Simpson. I love two color quilts.

  63. i have been wanting to do a star quilt with some cherrywood fabrics from my stash. this looks like a good fast pattern to get it accomplished. Cindy/ bluemoonstencils at yahoo dot com

  64. I think this quilt pattern would be lovely in two colors, like a red/white or blue/white combo. But Miss Kate would be amazing also…wink, wink!

    tamiquilts at att dot net

  65. I love the cheerful colors of Bonnie and Camille collections, so making it with Miss Kate would be wonderful. Another idea for this reproduction girl would be to use Barbara Brackman's Richmond Reds collection.

  66. I really like the fabric you show here. I also think it would be nice in the Bonnie and Camille designer's select of the Miss Kate Collection. I also think it would be really nice in Lori Holt's fabric that she did with her daughter, but I can't remember the name and don't even know if it is still available.

  67. Don't you think this quilt would make up nicely in Mistletoe Lane, the fabric that Kimberly is using in her Lori Holt Christmas sampler?

  68. I would use Kate Spain's Horizon fabric line to make this quilt. Love both the pattern and the fabric! Thanks for a great giveaway!

  69. I would love to see if the new line called Athena would work with this pattern – not sure that there are enough prints, would have to mix with another line maybe

  70. I would love to make this pattern in Miss Kate or DaySail. I love the colors Bonnie & Camille use so often buy their fat quarter bundles! Nancy Miller

  71. I'd love to win. I'd like to join the quilt along and do the quilt in Red, White & Free for a Quilt of Valor quilt. Would love a Miss Kate bundle. If I win, I'd probably use that instead.

  72. Since Miss Kate and Horizon by Kate Spain are my favourite collections right now, I would use either for this pattern. It would be a hard choice. Thanks for offering a giveaway of one of my favourite collections.

  73. I would of course use the Miss Kate if I had it! i am also a traditionalist at heart so I might use a Civil War collection i have from Barbara Brackman. Would love to win. Thanks for the chance! Happy Thanksgiving to all! God bless! hrglover at hotmail dot com

  74. Oh how lovely! What a fantastic giveaway! I would have to use my Arizona fat quarter bundle I just received from you guys! Have been thinking about what to make with it?

  75. So I'm a B&C A. D. D. I. C. T. So that would always be my first choice but I also think this would be really pretty with polka dots like the linen mochi dots. Another would be a Christmassy version, preferably 25th and Pine!

  76. I'm currently pulling fabrics from my stash to make this pattern but I would love to use any of the Bonnie and Camille fabric collections.

  77. This is one of my favorite Thimble Blossom patterns, and I would love to make it with the Miss Kate collection and throw in some Ruby fabric that I've been hoarding, too.

  78. I think this delightful pattern would be gorgeous in batiks – perhaps Laundry Basket's Hearts Desire batiks. But I'd love to make it in Miss Kate too. Thanks for the generous giveaway!

  79. In think this pattern would be beautiful made up in the Snowbird collection…both batiks and prints. Alternatively, I would pick lots of blues and some yellows with just a bit of red.

  80. I saw Quilt Jane's version on IG and fell in love with this pattern. I would love to use my Cotton and steel basics with Melody Miller's Mustang. Or for a totally different look, maybe my bundle of Wildwood.

  81. Such a cool pattern! I'd love to use a mix of Bonnie & Camille's collections ~ they all play together so well! Thanks for the chance ~ fingers crossed!

  82. Beautiful pattern! I would definitely use the Miss Kate Collection for this pattern. I love the colors and all of the stars in the pattern. Thank you so much for a chance to win!

  83. What a great pattern! I love stars! This would look great in so many colorways, even scrappy. I'd like to use either Miss Kate or maybe some of the gorgeous solids Kona has.

    Thank you for a super giveaway and a chance to win.


  84. I would make it out of a Bonnie and Camille line. Either Miss Kate or wait for that new line DAYSAIL. What could be better than red and blues in a star quilt.

  85. Love this pattern!! I would try to use fabrics from my stash from some Bonnie & Camille fabrics, focusing on aqua/turqoise and adding in a lot of gray and some yellow and navy blue. I have some Happy Go Lucky and Ruby fat quarters and some grays from Riley Blake Willow that would be a great starting point.

  86. I think using Kona Solids would be striking but I also like the latest fabrics plus stash from Me and my Sister. That Camille is so talented! What a delightful pattern.

  87. Would looov eto make it with Miss Kate bundle! πŸ™‚ But think would be Awesome in "Erin Singleton's Blogger's Choice" Fat Quarter Bundle
    as well,

  88. This is my favorite of Camille Roskelley's new patterns! I think it would be gorgeous in remnants from a bunch of French General's lines.

  89. Lovely pattern! I have used several of Camille's patterns; they're great! I think I might choose my Flea Market Fancy or Priscilla bundle that I have waiting…

  90. All of Bonnie and Camille's fabric–they blend sew wonderful.
    Thanks for sharing.
    sewstar at hotmail dot com

  91. I too would use all my fabrics from Bonnie and Camille! No kidding I have them all and this would
    be a great pattern to show case a
    bit of them all…:)

  92. What a great giveaway! I'd love to make this pattern with a combination of red, white and blue color ways form both Day Sail and Miss Kate! Thanks for such a fun giveaway!!

  93. I totally love this pattern and will be making mine out of Lexington by Minick and Simpson. Great choice of pattern for a quilt-a-long.


  94. The Gleeful collection would be at the top of my list when considering making the Night Sky Quilt.

  95. it would look great in any (or all!) of the Bonnie & Camille lines, but I'd also like to make it in Horizon by Kate Spain, all those lovely blues

  96. I would make this great pattern using both Lecien's Flower Sugar (2014) and Colour Basic Dots collections. Lovely. I'd also like to make a mini version using Mimosa.

  97. I am looking forward to Clementine by Heather Bailey for Free Spirit Fabrics – that would make a beautiful quilt! Thanks for the give away! jacklynnsteven at netzero dot com

  98. I just ordered this pattern from you. Would love to win and make it out of Daysail. But was thinking of doing a quilt of valor out of red white and free.

  99. My Night Sky would be made with cool color batiks with warm batiks thrown in for sparkle. — soparkaveataoldotcom

  100. I think I would use some C+S basics and some solids to make this quilt. I would want to tone it done just a bit.


  101. I would love to make this pattern with red, white and navy for a Quilt of Valor look. I think the fabrics in this collection would be lovely.

  102. This is such a fantastic quilt and I would love to make it but it would have to be from my stash because I have so much gorgeous fabric already. However, if I win some I will use that! Yey!

    perry94022 at hotmail dot com