star blossoms mini quilt

When my husband and I went to London last year, I brought along an English paper-piecing project to work on during the plane ride and down time in the city (you can see the start of it here).

In the months that followed, I continued to work on it, and this past fall, I finally finished it.

I used Rachel's Star Blossoms tutorial as my starting point, and decided to make each star monochromatic, pulling scraps exclusively from my stash. For the diamonds in between each star, I used scraps of a gray tablecloth from our wedding (I've used it in other projects as well, including this one and this one).

I backed my mini quilt with two vintage floral prints, and hand quilted it with embroidery floss.

I bound it with an Anna Maria Horner print, which was leftover from this quilt.

I love, love, love this quilt. It was so much fun to work on, especially since it utilized so many little scraps and was perfect for traveling. As soon as it was finished though, I found myself missing having a go-to hand-sewing project---which I quickly remedied with a new English paper-piecing project. Pictures to come soon!


  1. How lovely! The prints on the back are so WOW, so bright and fun.

  2. No wonder you love it so much - it's gorgeous! The monochromatic really works.

  3. that is STUNNING - truly lovely!

  4. how big are the blossoms when sewn? I'd like to make a quilt of these and need to figure the number to make.



  5. That is beautiful Caitlin! Especially love the binding, I just treasure the little pieces of that fabric you used on the coasters you made me in our swap :)

  6. I am entranced--this quilt is beautiful! I do love the fabric you chose for the back.

  7. I love this, Cait! It has inspired me to spend some more time on my hexagon piecing.


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