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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.



Organ® Needles


  • 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


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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.

New Quilt Pattern - Red Skies at Night

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!).

cat on quilt pattern


Jen Carlton Bailly 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 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!

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I am the Director of Content for Sulky of America. The former Editor in Chief of Sew News and Creative Machine Embroidery magazines, I hosted Sew it All TV on PBS for nine seasons. I've appeared on It's Sew Easy on PBS, DIY Network's Uncommon Threads, Hallmark's Marie Osmond Show, MacPhee Workshop and more! Come sew with me!