The Constellation Blocks look great in solids, but there are some almost-solid prints that work quite nicely. Shawna tested the Virgo pattern in this subtle print by Janet Clare. Paired with a black fabric for the stars, the fabric is reminiscent of parchment paper and the quilt reminds me of a diagram of the constellations.
Pattern: Virgo Constellation Block made into a 50" x 60" quilt
Materials: Nocturne Texture Stellar (3 yards), Raven Designer Essentials cotton solid (scraps), Snowfall Midnight (quilt back, 2-1/2 yards)
A single constellation quilt is a great gift to celebrate a new baby! This Virgo baby quilt is 50 x 60, and is large enough for a nice play mat, with a constellation right in the center to keep the little one's visual interest. The subtle shading of this fabric is great for baby, too, as the slight gradation of off-white is more forgiving than a true solid.
The single constellation quilt makes a great birthday or graduation gift as well!
Tomorrow I'll share a project using all 12 of the constellations, check back in to see each and every one of the blocks!