Expanding Stars quilt, a queen size quilt

From the first time I saw this quilt pattern (by Emily Dennis of Quilty Love), it was instant love at first sight. Participating in the quilt-a-long, was the next logical decision.

The Expanding Stars quilt pattern was made as a present for two very dear people in my life, that will always be in my heart ❤️.


I chose to make one of the largest quilt sizes, which really made the quilting process very difficult.

Machine Quilting

The quilting process was particularly difficult in my home-sewing-machine, that has a small throat. So I chose to do the simplest quilting possible. Stitch-In-The-Ditch and a 5 inch distance between the stitched lines. And still it was really difficult to manage.


96” x 96” inches


Quilt started: May 2019

Quilt finished: August 2019


Fabrics Used

Viewfinders, Playful by Melody Miller, Cotton & Steel
Kona Cotton Black
Kona Cotton Brt. Pink
Kona Cotton Butterscotch
Kona Cotton Lingerie
Pattern Guides Grape, Macrame by Rashida Coleman-Hale
Backing: Kona cotton Butterscotch and Lingerie

Binding: Black and White striped

Batting: 100% cotton

Pattern Used

The pattern I used is from Emily Dennis of Quilty Love and it is called (obviously!) Expanding Stars.  An easy and straightforward pattern, that is suitable for all quilt sizes.

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The packaging was a challenge for this really big quilt. I wanted a B I G box to fit the quilt in, and also to gift it in a really chic way. So again IKEA, the all-solution place.

I found the STUK series, that are polyester clothing boxes, and the ultimate size was available: 71 x 51 x 18 cm. The perfect packaging for a large quilt.

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Charity Moschopoulos
January 8, 2020 9:48 am

Hi, happy new year. I saw that you used kona fabrics for your last quilt. Do you have a source here in Greece? Thanks

alycia quilts
January 5, 2020 10:21 pm

What a beautiful quilt! and the photos from above are awesome!!!

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