This is a fun pattern. The little stars are a finished block of 2.5 inches square (very tiny pieces). After my first bunch and tryiing not to lose points in the seams, I worked very hard toward accuracy. They did become addicting and I ended up making three of these quilts. This one finished at 60 x 60 with a 5 block x 5 block layout. The original pattern finished at 60 x72. If you've got Christmas fabric stash -- this is a really pretty one to make up. I used white paper grunge as the background.
This is Missouri Star’s Goodnight Irene pattern and Moda’s Love Notes by Lella Boutique. I wish the line had a 108 inch backing because my daughter didn’t really want white. I kept making blocks until I got my size I wanted at 90 x 104 inches. A lot of 2.5 inch squares! I can’t tell you how glad I am the top is finished. I would really be happy if we had backing and it was quilted.
I had come across this mini charm bag on Shabby Fabrics YouTube channel with Bethany. She did an amazing tutorial on making this bag, down to every detail. I used Nantucket Summer by Camille Roskelley. You can buy the mini charm packs, or cut your own into 2.5” squares. It takes 40. I decided to use some white fabric since my zipper is white, along with the pull tabs. The inside lining is from this collection, in a blue/white floral. I also purchased the sailboat zipper charm, which finishes this bag off nicely. Since I am from the Ocean state, it has some significant meaning to me.
I really enjoyed making these quilts. The stars took the longest but once those were done, it went quickly. This is a Corey Yoder Pattern. Her original layout is for 5 x 6 blocks or 60 x 72 but I abbreviated this to 5 x 5 blocks resulting in 60 x 60 finished quilt.
*Update: 1-14-23, just picked this quilt up from my local long armer. I had some HST’s left over from my Daisy Fields Lemoyne quilt, I decided to use them in a pinwheel quilt. I had 2 yards of the cream/gold hexi’s fabric, so I used that for the sashing. I will also use the navy blue large daisy print for the outer border and binding The pinwheels are 8” squared. The quilt will have five across, and eight down. The backing is a gold ombré color. The quilting was done in a daisy pattern, using gold thread. It measures 59” wide x 86” long.
This has been in my stash a long time. Too large to cut in any sort of pattern so I put on borders and found a nice back material for it and quilted it. I have a friend who loves everything Frogs so I think it will be off to her soon. And these frogs seem to know how to cook????