I'm entering a mini quilt I recently made into Amy's Bloggers Quilt Festival! This will be my first ever entry into any type of contest so I'm a bit nervous, but overall I'm pretty excited!
After coming across this pillow on Pinterest and this tutorial by Kati, I had been itching to make a foundation pieced star. So one day (when I actually felt like sewing) I decided to to draw up a pattern and get busy. I had never foundation paper pieced before so it was a little slow going at first, but I quickly got the hang of it.
Making sure I had the proper seam allowance was probably the hardest part for me. As you can see in the pictures above they are a little short in spots, but I made it work.
I chose to make it out of solid Kona Cottons in a ROYGBIV orientation based purely on the fact that I had a bunch of scraps left over from my not-so-scrappy trip around the world quilt. (Hopefully I will get around to blogging about it soon.) From the very beginning I knew I wanted to use this black and white stripe for the binding to add contrast. I love how it turned out!
This beauty is currently cheering up my sewing area making my quite happy every time I look at it!
Size - 19.5" x 19.5"
Fabric - All solids are Kona Cottons
Binding - All that is on the selvage is "Kensington for Quilting Treasures"
Quilting - Straight line with a walking foot, by me
Thanks for stopping by (and sticking with me)!