Morning Star Quilt – Multiple Colors Rising

This is an example of a listing I have had on Etsy. I mostly work directly with customers who have requests for colors, patterns and sizes that fit their needs. I especially love making quilts that use customer fabrics that are embedded with meaning. Visit my shop on Etsy to see the designs I offer, but feel free to connect with me for special requests. Prices are based on size and complexity.


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Morning Star handmade quilt, made to order, is designed to catch the eye with a beautiful arrangement of your favorite color combinations. Pictured in small lap size, 60×60, this pattern is one of my favorites due to the layers of design in each block and the color possibilities that this presents.

Because it is a more complex pattern, time of completion is slightly longer than usual. This is a made to order quilt in your choice of colors and size.

Pictured in size 48×48 inches, this quilt would be a beautiful wedding gift in favorite colors for a special friend or family member. If you are interested in this quilt, please request a custom order in your choice of size and colors. I will reply within a few hours to discuss your choices.

All quilts are meticulously cut, pieced, and quilted in my non smoking studio, using highest quality cotton fabric. If you choose to purchase this or any other custom made quilt, communication will be ongoing throughout the process of quilt-making, with up to date photos shared. Typical time to completion for this custom made quilt is 4-12 weeks once it is started, depending on size and my current work load.

All fabrics are 100% highest quality cotton! Batting is typically 80/20 cotton poly but other materials such as wool or 100% cotton are also occasionally used.

If you have further questions about this quilt, please contact me through this shop or email

QUILT SIZES (approximate, in inches)

Crib 36 x 48
Wall 48×48
Youth 48 x 60
Lap/Throw 60 x 60
Large Lap/Throw 60 x 72
Twin bed 72 x 84
Full bed 84 x 90
Queen bed 90 x 96
King 108 x 96
Cal King 108 x 108

All quilts sold from my shop are created in a non-smoking environment, by one person. Please contact me at or message through my Etsy shop if you have further questions.



The top layer of the quilt is sewn together, piece by piece, on my Bernina 440 machine. Colors and fabric designs are carefully chosen and coordinated prior to cutting and stitching. Creating the quilt top is typically the longest part of the process.

The middle layer is hidden, inside the top and bottom layer, and is a soft layer of premium cotton batting. If a fluffier, lighter quilt is desired, a hybrid cotton/polyester batting can be used. If a very warm quilt is desired, a batting of wool or wool/cotton hybrid can be used. I have used all three types of batting and love each one.

The bottom or back layer of the quilt is made of only one fabric, which can be a solid or print that coordinates with the top.

All three layers are sandwiched together, then carefully quilted in an all over pattern for the quickest result.


All quilts can be machine washed in cold water, and machine dried or air dried. A warm iron can be used to touch up if desired. With each wash, the quilt will become softer.

Quilting began as a hobby for me in 2007, when my Mother (who was quite passionate about quilting, and creating in general), gave me a quick lesson on how to make a Christmas table runner. At that time, I was a high school science teacher, and with no background in art or textiles, I had much to learn. But, as is the story with many quilters, once you get started, it becomes quite the addiction. I retired early from teaching in 2008, and after making quilts for family members, babies of friends, and every bed in my house, I needed to pass some of these pieces on to others who could use them. Thus began my Etsy shop, Bluegrass Quilts, in 2015. I love designing with color, and working with customers to find the combination of colors and styles they love, then turning it into something they can keep for a lifetime.

Most of the quilts in my shop are offered as custom, commissioned pieces, made to order in various sizes and any color scheme imaginable. Customers typically browse through the many quilt listings in my shop, and order directly from the menu of choices in any size, ranging from crib size all the way to California King. Custom sizes are also available upon asking. Customer input can occur on various levels, from determining fabric preferences, sizing needs, and choosing quilt stitching design. All of these decisions are made by discussions that occur throughout the process, using email or Etsy’s messaging system in my shop. Time for completion varies, depending on my current workload. Estimated time of completion is provided upon request, or after ordering. Currently, the wait time is approximately 4-5 months. Email: bluegrassquilts @ (remove the spaces)

The most fulfilling type of quilt to make is upcycling clothing from a loved one and turning it into a quilt. There is a two-fold benefit from these quilts – not only are we working toward sustainability, but the memories created from using a quilt made from articles belonging to one we love are priceless and precious. I recognize and appreciate this when I create these quilts.

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Shipping Policy

Ships worldwide using USPS, UPS, FedEx.

Refund Policy

No refunds on custom orders.  Refunds on 'in-stock' purchases will be given within 7 days of receipt of quilt, and must be returned in original packaging, in brand new condition.

Cancellation / Return / Exchange Policy

Cancellations are permitted within 24 hours of purchase. No returns on custom orders. No exchanges on custom orders, however, exchanges may be made on 'in-stock' quilts within 7 days of receipt of quilt, and must be returned in original packaging, in brand new condition.

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