Sunday, March 4, 2012

Modern Mini

I decided to hold off sharing this one until I could enter it into the Modern Mini Challenge.  I was inspired by this one by Elizabeth, and wanted to make a wall hanging.  Of course, as soon as I started, the quilt-along went up, with all sorts of directiosn.  Oh, well, I wanted it smaller anyway.

These stars were made using 2 inch finished squares.  The finished quilte measures about 34 x 34.  The stars are made from both Innocent Crush and LouLouThi, both Anna Maria Horner fabric lines.  The backing is Kona Charcoal.


My favorite feature about this is the quilting detail.  I quilted with a silver thread around each star, producing a very sparkly effect.  This is darn near impossible to photograph with my camera, and the sun would not cooperate this week.  So, here's the best picture I could get. 


This was one of those projects that just seemed to take so long, and I'm not sure why. I had figured I could get the top done over a long weekend, but making those stars took forever. I don't think I planned right for all the trimming required. And then the outline quilting wasn't in the orginal plan.

I love the overall effect, and it makes me happy on the days the sun does shine.  It's living in my sewing room and really brightens it up.



3 comments:

Heidi Staples said...

I've been wanting to make a sparkle punch quilt myself. It's on my list of things to make. This is great!

danih03 said...

Its on my list too! I love the colors you have chosen. Was the piecing time consuming? In any event, I still want to make one!

Jennifer @ Ellison Lane Quilts said...

Elizabeth, it is just amazing! Great job! You know I love AMH too. Love the silver thread. Great touch. Thanks for entering it in the challenge. Good luck!