Quilt Pattern Debut – Red Skies at Night
New Quilt Pattern by Jen Carlton Bailly for Sulky
Red Skies at Night
This quilt features curved piecing to create moon phases a fun stars. The stars are quilted using Sulky Sliver™ Metallic Thread, which is a sparkly addition that adds a cool special effect to the finished project. Take this pattern for a spin to learn expert techniques for piecing and sewing curves, sewing with different thread weights and, of course, sewing with specialty metallic thread.
- Sulky 60 wt. PolyLite™ (piecing)
- Sulky Sliver™ Metallic – Black (quilting on stars)
- Sulky 12 wt. Cotton – Cabernet (quilting)
- Quilting Assortment (75/11 for piecing, 90/14 for quilting)
- 6½ yards Robert Kaufman Kona Cotton – Cardinal
- 2½ yards Robert Kaufman Kona Cotton – Black
- 1½ yards Robert Kaufman Kona Cotton – Snow
- 3/4 yard for binding
- Sewline Glue Stick
- Spray Starch, such as Mary Ellen’s Best Press (optional)
- Square Up Ruler
- Thread Director (optional but highly recommended for Sliver Thread)
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QUILT PATTERN DETAILS
The pattern comes with curve templates for creating the moon phases in different sizes. To best use these, copy or transfer the templates onto thicker paper or a plastic pattern template sheet. This allows you to preserve them for future use, and provides a more stable edge from which to cut against.
There are a LOT of quilt blocks that comprise the quilt. If desired, create only three blocks for a table runner. Or create a set of 8 blocks for a smaller quilt. You don’t have to create it as instructed to form an 86″ x 90″ quilt! But boy, it’s stunning when made in full size (whether or not your cat thinks so!).
ABOUT THE QUILT DESIGNER
In a previous life, Jen Carlton Bailly probably sold you a pair of jeans or khakis at The Gap. Today you’ll find her covered in thread and searching down the latest inspiration for a quilt. She is a self-proclaimed master at curves and finds pleasure in creating quilts with secondary patterns that make you stop and wonder. Find her at bettycrockerass.com and on social media: bettycrockerass.
Jen’s Favorite Techniques
- Glue basting
- Sewing Curves
- Know your machine RTFM (read the [fabulous] manual) – not really a technique but necessary!
Jen’s Favorite Notions
- Sewline Glue Stick
- Clover 18 and 28 mm rotary blade (use a FRESH blade)
- Design Wall
Once you make one of Jen’s patterns, you’ll be hooked on curves and want more, more, more! Give this pattern a try and practice her techniques for yourself to build your confidence and create something stunning!