Here is the last mini quilt made for the Sew Small Guild. I used flying geese to make the stars.
I had members of the guild sign squares for the centers of the stars.
I used Kim Diehl fabric, and made the sashing from the same fabrics as the stars. The cornerstones are the same as the outer border.
Here you can see the quilting. I used rulers for the stars, and ditch quilting.
The outer border was done free motion.
I wanted to make a mini version of this quilt, since the original is about 42" square. I just ran out of steam to do it. I have so many other things I have been working on.
Earlier this year, I made a store sample for Christmas:
It used a charm pack and some yardage. I chose the pink colorway (also available in red), because I didn't think it would sell as well as the red. People like to see them done before they buy.
I used a stencil for the feathered wreath, free motion for the sashing, and rulers for the ditch work.
I also put Cuddle fabric on the back...this will be a baby quilt someday.
Then, I wanted to play with some moda mini charms. You know...the 2 1/2 inch squares that come with a line. I used 2 packs from the Daysail line by Moda, with 3/4 yard of background fabric. I laid them out in rows...on the diagonal.
It was still a little small, so I added borders, after gluing the fabric down. I took it to my Fusion, and used a ruler to keep my lines straight. I stitched them all down, and this is how it turned out.
I really like how the back looks! I used a soft flannel the same color as the border, just a little paler.
Then a free-motion flower and swirl in the border.
Another baby quilt to set aside for someday. This kind of quilting...just playing with an idea...makes me happy. I saw something similar at my training for Handi Quilter reps. Works great!
Next time I'll share some photos from HMQS 2015. I saw some great quilts, and took some fun classes. After that, maybe some customer quilts. Until then...