I am excited to be posting 2 finishes this week!
Snowy Days Quilting. The pattern is called "Stars at sea" and was part of "QAL by the sea".
The hardest part was cutting out and organizing the 86 pieces for the 12" block.
The easiest part was picking the thread colours for quilting. Blue thread in the background sky and yellow or gold thread for the stars.
I machine quilted the star blocks with straight lines using the free motion foot. It's always a challenge for me to quilt a project evenly and not "over quilt" some areas. I quilted a few random radiating lines in the background to help the quilt lay flatter, and was careful to stop when it was "enough".
I was so pleased with that starry blue batik that I found in the stash for the background of this starry night mini quilt, but it was difficult to accurately photograph and looks a little different in each photo.
Finished size"12.5" x 12.5"
Hop over to The Constant Quilter to see more mini quilts made this month.
Man oh man--that is a lot of pieces for one block!! It came out beautifully--congrats hugs, Julierose
Wow, 86 for one block! Great job, I like your quilting with the color changes.
Oh what a fabulous mini! We all need a little "starshine" in our lives these days. I'm hoping quilters everywhere will spread a little light and love to help make the world a kinder place to live. Thanks a million for another great mini. I have linked you into today's post.
That's really pretty, Kathy! Your stars remind of fall leaves against the blue sky. Do you have a wall of mini quilts where you display your monthly finishes?
Wow, this is just gorgeous!
Your quilt is delightful. The bright colors make the stars shine beautifully and the simple quilting was just enough to bring it to life. Lovely.
It is gorgeous! Love it!
The star print background is a perfect choice for the star blocks.
wow a real beauty....
Did I read that right, 86 pieces? You are a lot braver than me. It certainly turned out great though,
What a pretty mini quilt!
Such a lovely finish. Thank you for sharing the links.
nice finish, congratulations.
Very pretty Kathy - I am hoping for a more productive October! Maybe I will get a mini done! Hugs
This mini really twinkles! Very pretty.
I got a chuckle out of your photo of the collection of threads for quilting. I know you love using all the different colors, where I feel compelled to match colors, but dread all the thread changes. LOL
I think your quilting is perfect for it - balanced and energetic like the stars. That's a lot of little pieces for a little block! Such a nice finish!
i just had to come back and look at this one again - it makes me happy
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