Ruby Star Society's Curio Inspiration

By Olivia Alaniz and Remy Nixon, February 28, 2023

The day has finally come - Curio is now available in the shop! Eeeek!

The colors and patterns in this Ruby Star Society collection by Melody Miller are just so good and are going to make for some really good projects! In case you haven't already grabbed yourself some of this collection yet, you can shop for Curio here.

I wanted to share some ideas for quilts that could be made using the Curio fabrics. We used the Quilt Mock-Up Tool - created by the fantastic Remy - to put together these mockups. If you don't know what the Quilt Mock-Up Tool is, let me give you a quick rundown: you can use a link to any fabric picture available online and plug it right into the quilts on the site to see what that pattern would look like if you used that fabric! This is a unique tool that lets you use printed fabrics in the mockups as well as solid fabrics. It's very cool and you should def check it out. If you use the site and like what you see, consider donating to Remy's Ko-fi to help support their efforts in making this for us all to use!!

Okay, okay - back to the quilts:

Bolt - Baby Size

Baby sized Bolt Quilt in Curio

This baby size version of the Bolt Quilt by designer Taralee Quiltery is such a cute option for Curio and a great use of a charm pack.

This quilt finishes at 39" x 42" and uses the following fabrics to recreate it:

Bolt - Throw Size

Throw sized Bolt Quilt in Curio

This is the throw size version of the Bolt Quilt that finishes at 72" x 72" and uses the following fabrics to recreate it:

Circe - Throw Size

Throw sized Circe Quilt in Curio

The Circe Quilt is a pattern by Miss Make that is a "simple but dynamic arrangement of half-rectangle triangles (HRTs) that creates a bold design spiraling across the quilt."

This throw size quilt finishes at 69" x 69" (nice) and uses the following fabrics to recreate it:

Crumb Coat - Small Throw Size

Small throw sized Crumb Coat Quilt in Curio

Crumb Coat Quilt is another pattern by Taralee Quiltery that works with layer cakes! This pattern comes together so quickly and really shows off the prints within the layer cake.

The small throw size finishes at 54" x 54". To recreate this quilt, you will need:

Crumb Coat - Large Throw Size

Large throw sized Crumb Coat Quilt in Curio

This is the large throw version of Crumb Coat Quilt that takes a few more 10" squares and allows for a greater variation of colors throughout the quilt.

This quilt finishes at 67" x 67". To recreate this quilt, you will need:

Dioptra - Large Throw Size

Large throw sized Dioptra Quilt in Curio

The Dioptra Quilt by Miss Make is "comprised of a network of stars, their connections weaving together through their points, plotting a path across the sky and is named after the dioptra, an ancient Greek surveying device that allowed users to make large, complex measurements... based on the positions of the stars."

This pattern finishes at 71.5" x 71.5" and can be pieced together traditionally or using foundation paper piecing (FPP). You will need the following fabrics to recreate it:

Floyd - Throw Size

Throw sized Floyd Quilt in Curio

The Floyd Quilt is a pattern designed by Toad & Sew that features a big block design that makes a big impact!

This quilt finishes at 72" x 72" and uses the following fabrics to recreate it:

Gamma - Throw Size

Throw sized Gamma Quilt in Curio

Gamma Quilt is another quilt pattern by Miss Make where "the unique combination of angles... creates the feeling of energy radiating out from the center."

This intricate looking pattern is made up of a repeating block and finishes at 72" x 72". You can make your own using these fabrics:

Half-Square Triangles with a Charm Pack

Half Square Triangle Quilt with a Curio charm pack

This quilt pattern is a quick little make that uses a charm pack and some background fabric. Since this quilt is made up entirely of half square triangles (HSTs), you can arrange them in a myriad different ways depending on the look you're going for. Caroline put together a blog post with a bunch of different charm pack half-square triangle layout ideas!

This particular quilt finishes at 36" x 36" and uses these fabrics:

Half-Square Triangles with a Layer Cake

Half Square Triangle Quilt with a Curio Layer Cake

This is very similar to the HST Charm Pack Quilt but these HSTs are a bit bigger! You can use the same techniques in the HST Charm Pack blog for laying out your layer cake HSTs!

To make this quilt that finishes at 54" x 63", you will need:

Rocky Coast - Throw Size

Throw sized Rocky Coast Quilt in Curio

This mockup is a quilt pattern by Toad & Sew called Rocky Coast! This is a pattern for lovers of half rectangle triangles (HRTs) and HSTs. It looks more complicated than it actually is!

This quilt finishes at 72" x 72" and is perfect for a confident beginner if you want to take a swing at it! You can recreate it using these fabrics:

Wyld Whirl

Wyld Whirl Quilts in CurioLast but not least we have the Wyld Whirl Quilt! A link to a digital copy of this pattern is included with all of our Fat-Quarter bundles. This is a great first quilt and a fun make!

These 3 mockups were made using just the warm-tones, just the cool-tones and the full Curio collection respectively. They each finish at 42" x 56" and you'll need a minimum of 5 Fat-Quarters to make, but you can make it as big as you want with more FQ's.

These mockups are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to things that you all can create with the Curio collection from Ruby Star Society! If you end up recreating any of these quilts, we would love to see them! You can always share your makes with us on Instagram or send us over an email. We can't wait to see what you will create!