I spent a large part of my two week staycation working on a secret project for a friend. At the end of last week, I got to a natural stopping place in that project and took a break to sew up something quick for the satisfaction of having a finish that used up some scraps.
I had 4 convex curves of the Create Navy Colour Me Happy Stripes by Kristy from Quiet Play print left over from my Playful Partial Seams mini quilt sample that have been waiting on me to decide what to do with them. I paired them with a remnant of Yellow, a Cotton Couture solid. Because I was starting with scraps, I modified the Curve Star Block tutorial to use my 5 1/2″ unfinished / 5″ finished acrylic curve templates from Jen Carlton-Bailly. The convex curves were essentially cut from 5 3/4″ squares and the center curve star solid started with a 10 1/2″ square.
I took a little bit of time to try to line up how I cut the convex curves from the Happy Stripes print, and I was pleased to see how well the stripe print lined up at the sides of the mini quilt top when it was all stitched together. The extra bit of time to think through how I wanted to trim the fabric was definitely worth it!
The backing fabric is also Yellow Cotton Couture. I used matching navy thread to quilt in the vertical lines of the Happy Stripes print, which shows up the best when viewed from the back of the quilt. For the curve star, I played “connect the dots” and quilted from one side of the curve star to the other to create a crosshatch texture.
I trimmed the quilt generously and the curve star mini quilt finishes at 10 3/4″ square from outside edge to outside edge. I used Kona Cotton in Nightfall for the binding, which took only a single WOF fabric strip. I honestly have no plan for this little mini, but it was fun to make and will likely come in handy as a gift or thank you at some point in the future.
Linking up with Needle and Thread Thursday, Finished or Not Friday, and Beauties Pageant 165.
9 thoughts on “Curve Star Mini Quilt”
Oooh, those stripes are so rich!! The star just glows against them. A mini bite of the most elegant candy.
Good job on the stripes! Always fun to mix those smaller projects in with the larger ones. Hope you had a refreshing time away.
Wow, your mini quilt turned out amazing! Love it!
Very nice alignment of the stripes!
Love it. Reminds me of times my mother used scraps to make doll clothes or garments that we liked better than what the fabrics were purchased for originally.
I always like stripes and the bit of trompe l’oeil you did with the the quilting on the star is terrific! Overall way cool!
This is gorgeous – I love the stripes and the yellow. What a fun little piece for your staycation. Nice to see you back.
ohhh that looks amazing. And your stripes match the whole way!
This is such a great piece!!
As a Christian I absolutely love all the colours that God has provided in the natural world. Rainbows being my favourite. I’m new to quilting and your small designs are going to be ideal for me to progress.