Catch a Falling Star: Mini Quilt #9

February 26, 2015

Late last week, I was finishing up the top for this starburst quilt, and I couldn’t help saving some of the trimmings from squaring up the sides of the quilt.  I combined these bits of fabric with the extra cut fabric from the quilt to create this mini quilt.

Catch a Falling Star Front Full View

The back of the quilt is also made of scraps from creating the larger quilt.

Catch a Falling Star Back

I have been wanting to do some matchstick quilting, and I thought that this type of quilting would look good with the design of both the front and back of the quilt.  I wanted to use the stitching to draw the various colors throughout the piece, so I selected three different thread colors to help achieve this.Catch a Falling Star Detail

For the binding, I cut Cotton and Steel fabric on the bias so that one row of dots would show along the edge of the quilt front and the back would have a polka dot effect.  While the binding was cut from left over fabric from the starburst quilt, it was the only part of the project not from extra cut pieces.

Catch a Falling Star Back Binding

Quilt Stats

Title:  Catch a Falling Star

Size: 11″x22.25″

Techniques:  Improvisational Piecing

Quilting:  Matchstick quilting done with a walking foot on a Bernina 1008

Fabrics:  Scrap Prints and Batiks, white Kona Cotton

Batting:  Warm and White cotton batting

Thread:  Pieced using Gutermann Mara 100 in white.  Quilted using Connecting Threads Essential cotton quilting thread in Magenta, Sangria, and Persimmon.

Binding:  Cotton and Steel fabric, cut on the bias in 2″ wide strips, machine stitched to the front, hand stitched to the back

What was new:

Using scraps exclusively from one larger project

Quilt 9 / 50

Quilt 9 / 50

Goal #8 is Finished!

Goal #8 is Finished!

I’ll be linking this post up with Oh Scrap! at Quilting is More Fun Than Housework and Scraptastic Tuesday at She Can Quilt.  Please stop by to see all of the lovely projects being shared!


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    Yvonne @ Quilting Jetgirl
    February 26, 2015 at 6:16 pm

    What a great way to use the C+S fabric for the binding! I would not describe myself as a “pink” person, but I really like the backing – do you think you will alternate which way you display the quilt?

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    February 26, 2015 at 6:25 pm

    Fun! I love the quilting and your use of scraps.

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    Cynthia Brunz
    February 26, 2015 at 9:58 pm

    Another great finish! I hope you share it with Oh Scrap! On Sunday.

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    February 26, 2015 at 10:31 pm

    Nicely done 😀 This turned out really cool, both sides! That quilting did, indeed, fit it so nicely.

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    March 1, 2015 at 4:58 pm

    That is a great use of all the little leftover bits, and the matchstick quilting fits it very well. Beautiful!

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    Diann Bottrell
    March 1, 2015 at 6:39 pm

    That is really neat! I love the improvisational look of it! Pretty color combination also.

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    Andrea @
    March 2, 2015 at 11:16 am

    I love this mini! I absolutely love how much motion the quilt portrays and the matchstick quilting was a great option for this one.

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    March 10, 2015 at 9:39 am

    This is just so beautiful! I love how you used your scraps from making a quilt.
    I want to learn to matchstick quilt now! Thanks for your inspiration!

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    GeminiJen NZ
    April 7, 2015 at 3:12 pm

    I am visiting via Adrianne’s FAL – I love your work; it’s a very different style to my own but I love your creativity!

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    April 8, 2015 at 4:03 am

    That matchstick quilting is perfect.

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