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Wonky, Wonky, Little Star – Mini Quilt Monday

Mini Quilt Monday!

Today is our first Mini Quilt Monday and I am excited to share my first wonky star quilt. I’m not sure what took me so long to make these, they really came together quickly! I followed this tutorial on The Silly BooDilly. On this quilt, each section/square of the star is 3″ unfinished. I laid out my stars the same way as a plus quilt, starting in the middle and working my way out to the edges.

Mini Quilt Monday!

I don’t have much of Denyse Schmidt’s Flea Market Fancy, but I decided to go ahead and cut into some of my small stash. I’m really happy I did. Fabric is made to be used and enjoyed. I love the bright colors of this line, and am excited that Free Spirit will be rereleasing some of the prints this winter.

Mini Quilt Monday!

Initially I planned to use the solid color fabric for a scrappy binding. But once I had it laid out around the quilt, I thought it would really add a nice frame to the the quilt as an additional border.

Mini Quilt Monday!

I also tried something new with the quilting of this mini. I quilted around each star using my walking foot. I like the finished effect…but it was a lot of quilt turning. I definitely wouldn’t do it on something larger than this. It seemed like it took forever and honestly I didn’t really enjoy it.

Mini Quilt Monday!

This quilt measures 36″ x 36″ and is listed in the shop.

Besides the quilt, did you notice I updated my blog header? Also trying something new there. If you are reading this through Google Reader, come on over and check it out.

So let’s see what you’ve created this week! Link ‘em up and grab a badge! Don’t forget, it can be a work in progress. Just something new you are trying to challenge yourself!



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34 Responses to “Wonky, Wonky, Little Star – Mini Quilt Monday”

  1. 1

    It’s so cute Faith- I really love those wonky stars. I like your new header too. Noticed your new icon in Flickr- very cute!

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    Katie B says:

    I love this! The layout is really cool, and I love the quilting.

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    Kati says:

    I love how you arranged the stars in your quilt. It minimizes the white space you typically have with wonky star quilt blocks. I might have to try this. Love your work!

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    Jessica says:

    Love your quilt Faith! It was so clever to make those bright colors another border.

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    Carol says:

    Your quilt is really cute and I like how you bordered it. Your new header is really cute too.

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    Liz says:

    It is absolutely lovely! I really like how the stars are arranged so there is not a lot of extra white space!

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    Leanne says:

    Your stars are great and they are fun set so close together!

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    Debbie says:

    Your header looks great, as does the wonky star quilt!

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    Sarah says:

    Aw, I didn’t get mine finished this week but I started a small string quilt. Hopefully I can have it done by the end of the week or for next Monday!

    I love those wonky stars!

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    Leila says:

    I like how you got the stars close together by making the corner squares the bottom of the star above. Beautiful!

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    felicity says:

    I love how you placed the star corners – really creative and special.

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    Jeni says:

    Seriously awesome! I LOVE that you left out the solid squares, gives the stars such a different look! Those pinwheel shapes that are created are awesome! :)

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    Jeannette says:

    I thought I commented! Those stars are amazingly adorable.

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    Holly says:

    I love this layout of the stars – haven’t seen that before! Good for you for using up some precious fabric in such a lovely way!

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    happy zombie says:

    Love this so much! Especially loved that you used your FMF – beautiful!

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    Briana says:

    Pretty mini! I made a quilt block a while back that looks pretty similar–maybe I should just turn it into a mini quilt!: http://www.flickr.com/photos/briana-arlene/5482206032/in/set-72157623747517088

    I started my mini for September. I have only cut the pieces and done a few trial blocks, though: http://briana-arlene.blogspot.com/2011/09/mini-quilt-monday.html

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    Carla says:

    I am having trouble grabbing the button. I will have to get my techy to help. :)

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    Shelly says:

    I love your Wonky Stars. I recently was challenged to try these myself (using that same tutorial) for a bee I’m in, and I immediately fell in love! Aren’t they fun?!?! I posted a mini, we’ll see if I can manage to keep up all month! Thanks for hosting this.

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    Shannon says:

    I love the little stars! I’m going to try out the mini quilts as well, as soon as I get the current project off my desk. Thanks for the challenge!

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    Tanya says:

    I love how you set your stars! It makes a lovely modern flower in the negative space, too. Beautiful!

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    Jackie says:

    Yay!! You did it!! They look fantastic too!

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    Elizabeth says:

    I need to try wonky stars. Your mini quilt is lovely and I like the way you set them : )

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    patricia says:

    Love this quilt… I have to make something for one of the swaps and this star quilt would be great..Thanks for the inspiration!!!!

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    Jess says:

    I love this quilt! I am very new to quilting. Just working on my first one now. You’re very inspiring. Thanks!

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    Maree @ The Farmyard says:

    Love the colours you’ve used in your wonky star quilt! My “ocd’ness” just won’t allow me to make a wonky quilt… I can’t cope with the lack of symmetry!! (Love the idea though!!!)

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    anna says:

    i love this faith! so much. it’s amazing. and I bet the quilting was tedious, but it makes it really fab. :)

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    Kara says:

    That looks great! I love it. Now, when you do stars you have to use paper piecing, right? This just turned out wonderfully. I have submitted my mini quilt. :-) The header looks good too, but I’m trying to decide if I preferred the spools. They are both so cute and so you!

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    Jamie Harned says:

    I think the stars are adorable, and a great way to use your fmf!

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    [...] gorgeous wonky star quilt found at Fresh Lemons.  Except I hate that word, so this will now be called a crazy star [...]

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    Susan says:

    I would love to make the wonky stars quilt in a mini; but don’t know how to reduce the size of the stars as you have done. I have looked at the tutorial for Silly BooDilly. Can you please help me? Thanks so much.

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      Faith says:

      Hi Susan – if you’d like to make smaller stars, follow the Silly BooDilly tutorial but instead of cutting your squares to 4.5″ each, cut them smaller. Try 2.5″ or 3″. By making all the pieces smaller, your overall finished star will be smaller.

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    Kelly in Chicago says:

    I love this quilt and have pinned it to my “Quilty Goodness” board on Pinterest (with proper credit, of course!). Feel free to follow me if you’d like: http://pinterest.com/lipglass/quilty-goodness/
    So great to see other great modern quilts coming out of Chicago! :)

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    Valerie says:

    I came across this via Pinterest. It’s so cute, lovely work!

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