That's No Moon Quilt Pattern

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I started working on this design and this particular quilt in February of 2017.  It started as a way to use up those strips of fabric in my scrap bins.  My oldest was 7, and my then youngest (now middle) was still taking naps.  My son helped me pull out all of the long skinny scraps, and then he sat on the floor at my feet and picked out the pieces he thought looked good together while I sewed them together.  What started as a mess soon became a fun design.

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Since we made the quilt for fun – and not as a gift for someone – I decided to submit the design to a quilt magazine.  And it was accepted!  If you’ve done this before (this was the very first time I’d done anything like it), you know it’s not a quick process.  ; )  The quilt debuted in Quilty magazine in January of 2019 with it’s new name; “That’s No Moon”.  Which my boys thought was amazing – Star Wars is a definite favorite at our house. 

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My second That’s No Moon quilt came together quickly.  The colors felt fresh and I used a beautiful Art Gallery denim for the background.  Once again, the strips all came from my scrap bins!

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This pattern consists of strip piecing and curve piecing.  The great thing about these curves is that they are offset by the sashing between the curved blocks.  That means there is no exact lining up necessary, and the curves can be a little wonky without drawing attention.  However, in the pattern I include detailed instructions on how best to sew curves and tips and tricks for making these blocks the best they can be. 

That’s No Moon quilt pattern is available in my shop. This version of the pattern is not the one found in the magazine. This was written by me - includes my tips and tricks - and includes all the charts and instructions needed to make baby - king size quilts. There are also a few alternate layouts, a coloring sheet, and full size templates included in the pattern.

My very talented friend, Miranda Davis, took photographs of this quilt for me back in June.  This one is my favorite, but you can see more in the shop listing for the That’s No Moon quilt pattern

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As always, a group of fabulous pattern testers helped me prepare this pattern for you! They not only contributed their time to make beautiful quilts, but also provided valuable insight into how to make the pattern easier to understand. And if you’re looking for an amazing tech editor, check out Gwen Ripley here. I hope you love this pattern as much as I do, and I’d love to see your makes! Use #thatsnomoonquilt or tag me @megancollins_a to show off your quilts!