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I’ve had this quilt pattern in my brain for a while, and then back in September 2019 I bought 8 Ruby Star Society fat quarters while at a quilt show, and I just knew they needed to be turned into a Spyglass quilt. Still, it took a little bit of time to be able to dedicate to pattern writing and testing, but I’m so glad all the stars finally collided, because I couldn’t love this quilt more if I tried.
Spyglass is a modern half square triangle quilt pattern that comes in three sizes: Baby (40″ x 40″), Throw (70″ x 70″), and Bed (100″ x 95″). It is labeled as a beginner-friendly quilt pattern but is a perfect project for any quilter!
The beauty of Spyglass is that the throw size quilt option uses only 8 fat quarters! The pieced blocks add an unexpected visual interest to the design. Although set on point, this quilt is created in a way that provides the quilter with minimal bias edges. I wanted this quilt to be as beginner-friendly as possible, and I knew that traditional bias edges mixed with traditional borders would have created a lot of frustration to beginner and experienced quilters alike. So, I created it differently! And I’m so proud of its construction and overall look.
Can you imagine how crinkly this quilt is going to be once I pop it into the washer? How lovely!
I decided to add a bit of interest to the binding by piecing in a small scrap of a different Ruby Star Society print. This one didn’t make it into the quilt itself but it matches so well! We could all use a few more stars.
I bound this quilt in my favorite method of big stitches using Aurifil 12 weight thread. Not only do I have a photo tutorial on my site, but I also have a video on this method! I cover supplies and all the how-to!
I have the best group of testers, and I’m always in awe of the quilts they produce! This round was no exception, every single Spyglass quilt has its own personality and they all turned out AMAZING!