Amy at Amy’s Creative Side is hosting the Blogger’s Quilt Festival again. There are lots of categories and many, many quilts to be seen. Another great quilt festival that can be seen from the comfort of your own home! No having to drive long distances, so it’s a wonderfully green way to see many beautiful quilts from all over!
Regular readers will recognize my entry from a recent post – Candy Stars. I’ve entered it in the doll and mini quilts category. I hand pieced it, using shapes I printed on my fabrics from two different Inklingo collections, and machine quilted it. It was inspired by a photo of an antique quilt that a friend sent me. As soon as I saw that photo, I knew I wanted to make this as a small quilt.
Once I made the first couple of tiny stars, I was hooked. Each star was made with .75″ 45-degree diamonds and .75″ squares. They were connected with .75″ red diamonds and octagons.
I machine quilted it using quilting that followed the piecing as I wanted the pattern of the quilt to stand out rather than the quilting. This was the perfect backing for the little quilt.
Then, of course, I had to make a special label for it. This little nosegay block was fun to piece. The green squares measure 3/8ths of an inch.
The little quilt measures 20″ x 26″ and contains 941 pieces. As I used a silk batting, it still drapes quite nicely even with all those tiny pieces in it.
“Kitty Bloggers Quilt Festival.”
Baxter was very wide-eyed about something when we took this photo.
We may have seen it before, but I still love this little quilt.
I didn’t realise you’d used silk batting. Have you hand quilted with it before and if so, how did you find it? I now know a place I can buy Tuscany wool and silk batting by the metre in the UK. Trying to decide which to get for moonglow – what are your thoughts on wool vs silk?
This is beautiful. Amazing – all those tiny pieces 🙂
The Candy Stars mini quilt is colorful and well-designed…an award winner in my book!
The Candy Star mini quilt is just beautifull. I love the design.
Oh my god! Look at your tiny piecing – it’s stunning! I love the colours you used. This is so beautiful!
Very interesting that you hand pieced and machine quilted it! Sweet quit 😉
Darling quilt, Cathi. Love it. Good luck with your entry!
Baxter looks as handsome as ever.
breathtaking design and workmanship. 941 pieces, wow!
Good luck – that is a work of love and turned out beautiful.
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