Pixel Star in a Pixel Heart Red White and Blue Quilt

This Pixel Star in a Pixel Heart quilt was my son’s idea. I was brainstorming ideas for things I could put in Pixelated Hearts and my son said “Mom, why don’t you sew a Pixel Star in a Pixel Heart?” So I have him to thank for this great idea!

Today’s quilt is the Red, White and Blue version. I also have a Pink, Aqua and White one ready to sew together.

This pattern is available at Daydreams of Quilts, on Etsy and on Craftsy.

This quilt is for sale at Daydreams of Quilts or Etsy.

Pixel Star in a Pixel Heart Quilt designed, pieced and quilted by Anita LaHay of Daydreams of Quilts.

I have been making all of my Pixelated heart quilts, which I call Pixel Heart quilts for short, with fabrics from my stash. This one is made with about 95% Bonnie and Camille fabrics from Moda. There are three or four prints from other designers in the background and binding. This quilt is 52 inches square. Adding background squares and/or borders would easily make it larger. I am sewing with what I have so I didn’t have yardage for borders but this is a great size for sitting in a chair or a lawn chair watching the fireworks at summer celebrations.

Some of the prints are nautical and the colours have a nautical feel so we took the quilt to the nearest dock to shoot photos. It’s a local fishing pond so not very glamorous but I think it still added interest to the quilt photos. 🙂

As you can see in the above photo the ice still isn’t fully out yet on the pond. Spring has not yet fully sprung here and it was snowing when I woke up this morning. But let’s not talk about that. Hopefully it will warm up soon!

I quilted the background in white 50 weight Aurifil thread (colour 2021) with my current favourite quilting motif which I am calling balls on strings.

The heart is quilted with stippling in red thread and the star is quilted with big springs going from the corners of the arms of the star to the centre in blue thread. Both these threads are 50 weight and come from the “Simplify” collection that Camille put together for Aurifil.

The binding is a Navy blue fabric with little anchors. I think it’s by Dear Stella? It is machine sewn to the front and back of the quilt.

The back of the quilt is the adorable strawberry print from “Hello Darling” by Bonnie and Camille. I was saving this for another quilt but that quilt is still nowhere near finished so I am backing this quilt and the other aqua and pink one with this print.

Here’s a look at the ice on the fishing pond. I wouldn’t dare step on it (I was standing on the dock for this photo.) I hope it’s warmer where you are!
Thanks for visiting my blog today! 🙂


  1. Hi there I’m making this right now and having trouble lining up my “points” of the star. Any advise would be greatly appreciated.

    1. Hi Lou Ann,
      Try pressing the seams where they join up in opposite directions so they nest together or press the seams open.

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