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This quilt has got its name from a bright star called Capella. My idea was to make a quilt for my sewing room over the wooden bench. The square is a good shape because the back is so high. Because I already have several pillows of the same color, blue was a clear choice. I added some green to get more variation.
I made a pattern of Capella and you can find it from Etsy (also from the sidebar). There are three sizes: S 45" x45" M 54" x 54" L 63" x 63".
Sewing is easy if paper piecing is familiar (stars). Making a smooth gradient is the most challenging part. Quilting is made by Töölön Tilkkupaja. A quilting thread is light turquoise because it brings some color to the center but looks nice on the darker parts too.
I used huge pile of scraps but I also cut squares from bigger fabrics to get more options for making the layout. For this quilt I used about 50 different fabrics. You can make it work with 30 fabrics but the more the better.
I usually make quite narrow bindings. This binding is quite dark so it doesn't pop up too much. I have made another, red version of this pattern too but I make another post about it when I have taken some more pictures of it. Happy weekend!