In addition to the Cathedral Star Block that I’ll be adding to my Old School Block of the Month quilt, I also pieced 4 additional Cathedral Star blocks in the process of creating the PDF that I shared last Sunday: one block for each method and with each type of ruler. There was no sense in letting those blocks just hang around, so I sewed them together into a quilt top. Once the blocks were sewn together, it didn’t take long for me to get them quilted and bound into a sweet little mini quilt!
Because one of the two piecing options for the block includes making four orange peel blocks, I really felt the mini quilt needed to be photographed in one of our orange trees. The oranges are starting to get bigger and slowly ripen. We are hoping that with all the care we’ve put into the orchard we will be able to enjoy sweet fresh squeezed orange juice later this fall and winter.
The two blocks pieced using drunkard’s path templates are in the top row of the mini quilt and the two blocks pieced using the Classic Curves ruler are in the bottom row of the mini quilt. I opted to use 50wt Aurifil in 2600 (Dove) with a 1″ crosshatch quilting motif. The light gray thread does a great job creating a nice texture and blending into all of the blocks.
I used some of the Essex linen in my stash for the backing and the striped binding is Create Navy Colour Me Happy Stripes by Kristy from Quiet Play.
The bright colors make me happy, and I was pleased to see the lovely secondary arc shapes formed by the blocks and crosshatch quilting grid.
Ready to make your own Cathedral Star block or mini quilt? Be sure to visit my Cathedral Star Block post for details on how to make this block for yourself!