I’m so excited to introduce the Stardust Mini Quilt pattern today! Over the next few weeks I’ll showcase a few different versions that make this pattern so different in the best way possible. If you’ve been following the #12Minisin12Months2022 on IG you would’ve seen January’s mini from Knot and Thread – you can grab that here. If you are looking for a quick sew to fire up your sew-jo look no further! Read on to learn about all the details of the Stardust mini quilt.
Stealth Fabric from Libs Elliott
If you haven’t seen Libs Elliott’s fabric you are missing out. It is edgy, fun and everything that I LOVE! I used up scraps of the Stealth fabric that I had in my stash. If you missed my Halloween collection quilt, you can check it out here. What better way to showcase a monotone color way than in a mini-quilt! If you are wanting to snap up some of this collection for yourself, head on over to my friend Kristen’s shop at Mashe Modern to get your hands on some!
What are your feelings on scrappy binding? When it comes to mini quilts (also known as wall hangings) I love to dig in to my scraps and use them up! For this mini, there was no exception. I grabbed some more stealth from scrap basket and put it to work. I had two long lengths of fat quarters and it worked perfectly to finish this quilt off with two pieces of binding.
Scraps, scraps and more scraps is all I’ve said in this blog and the backing is no different. I had a small piece of Ampersand studios fabric in my stash that was begging to be used. So to add a pop of color to this mini, I added it to the back. I know it’s not the perfect match for the rest of the mini but I promised myself not to buy new fabric in January. It was my style of a dry January – no fabric January – sad I know, but there is something satisfying of using your stash up!
Did I load this mini on my long arm? I sure did! Is it conventional or the best use of time, nope. But when I’ve got the machine in my arsenal than I’m definitely going to use it :) I don’t have the patience to quilt on my domestic anymore. I decided to use one of my original pantographs – this one is called Windbreak and I stacked it so it gives the illusion of diagonal lines across the quilt with zigzags crossing those diagonals. I wanted to stay with the edgy look and think it’s the perfect match for this Stardust mini. If you want your long arm quilter to use this design on one of your quilts, you can send them this link for the Windbreak design. Or you can always send me your quilt and I'd be more than happy to help you add final stitches!
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