Thursday, May 23, 2013

Blogger's Quilt Festival

Hello there!  It's been a while, but I'm still here.  I'm feeling a little rusty so bare with me...


Foundation pieced star in color order!

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.

My first ever foundation piecing. My outer edge seam allowance needs some work, but otherwise successful!The first quadrant of a foundation pieced star. Still need to work on my outer seam allowance.
 
 
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!
 
 

And the binding is done! Can't wait to get home and get some pics of the finished project!
 
Foundation pieced star in color order
 
Foundation pieced star in color order
 
Foundation pieced star in color order
 
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)!
 
Christine

13 comments:

ga447 said...

The piece is wonderful, excellent sewing.

Wendi said...

Great piecing! So cheery and beautiful! I love its small buy mighty size.

Beth said...

Wow! I love this! You did a great job on it!

Cindy Sharp said...

Beautiful. Thanks for sharing it with us.

CitricSugar said...

Beautiful piecing work!

quirky granola girl said...

great piecing, great colors, great quilting and great binding. what a sweet quilt!

Plain Ol' Vanilla said...

This beautiful. The detailed piecing shines!

Joyce

Alyce @ Blossom Heart Quilts said...

It's gorgeous!! I LOVE a good ROYGBIV quilt, and this is one ;)

Catherine said...

It's lovely - love your quilting and the stripey binding.

Books_Bound said...

This is gorgeous! So many little pieces, but the end result is definitely worth it!

Lyanna L. said...

LOVE this! I wish it was hanging in my sewing room =)

Blue.Ridge.Girl said...

Hi Christine! I'm busy "following" all the blogs of our Faith Circle :) This little quilt you made is fabulous!!

Sara MacDonald said...

Just seen this on Pinterest and absolutely love it :), Fab work