June 17, 2019

Fourth of July Mini Quilt

This is All-Star, a pattern I designed with beautiful fabrics from the Tonga Patriot collection by Timeless Treasures. I know you have seen this quilt before - it measures 74” x 88” and the blocks finish at 12”. They are so easy to make!

I had one of these blocks on my design wall for the longest time, made with scraps. Before I began working on another project, I pulled the block down and turned it into a mini quilt.

I made a sandwich and stitched in the ditch using monofilament.

Then, using 40 wt navy blue thread and large stitches, I shadowed the star points.

As I told you, I needed to work on another project so there would be no time to hand stitch the binding. Still, I stitched it to the front, flipped it to the back of the quilt and pinned every 2" or so, making sure the pin caught the edge of the binding.

Working on the front of the quilt, I used the walking foot and the monofilament again to stitch in the ditch all around the edge, next to the binding.

And here is what the binding looks like on the back.

Voila'! My friend Connie gave me this stand a little while ago. I have a wood barn quilt block behind the mini quilt to make it stand flat. It is already in my dining room where I can see it every time I pass by. Love it, don't you? A fast and simple way to prepare my house for the upcoming holiday.

You can find the All-Star pattern on my Etsy Store, Quilterly. There is still time to make the whole quilt!

How about you? Have you made any new quilted projects for the 4th of July?

Have a wonderful Monday,

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