Swirling Stars Quilt Along – My 2021 Challenge - The Jolly Jabber Quilting Blog

Swirling Stars Quilt Along – My 2021 Challenge

Looking back at 2020, I sewed nearly 2 dozen quilts! I then took a piece from each project and created a scrappy Log Cabin Quilt. I challenged myself to try something new at the beginning of the year with the goal to be more efficient and use my scraps. I love the result and will be challenging myself again this year! Let’s reduce fabric waste and make something unique with all those scraps all over again.

This year, I am challenging myself to sew another quilt using all my scraps from my 2021 quilts. I plan to keep my scrappy sewing going using the new and free Swirling Stars Quilt Pattern by Fat Quarter Shop. I hope you join me in the challenge.

Here is a look at my 2020 Log Cabin Quilt. This quilt is made up of so many fabrics from so many designers yet it all coordinates well. I do have a fabric theme I favor so that makes sense!

2021 Swirling Stars Quilt

For 2021, I’ve resolved to turn my fabric scraps into swirling stars using my Triangles on a Roll paper. Put this down for my 2021 #quiltgoals!

I’m using the 5.5″ Half Square Triangle Paper #H550 and the 2.75″ Half Square Triangle Paper #H275 for this pattern to make it quick and easy. I’ll be sewing as I go throughout the year and gather enough scraps. You don’t have to use triangle papers to make good HST’s, but for me, it takes out the guesswork and makes for accurate blocks.

Maybe you’d like to try this for your scraps too? I’ll show you how in this video. It’s pretty easy.


These are the supplies I plan to start with.

If you want to join me in sewing up your scraps this year, I would love to see you give this new pattern a try! I’ll be sharing my progress on Facebook and Instagram using the hashtag #2021SwirlingStarsQuilt, and you can, too!

Happy Quilting!

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