Well, here’s kind of a fun little surprise (maybe more surprising to me than to you): I have a new pattern available! The Shooting Star Mini Quilt pattern from my Modern Quilt Guild SewDown Portland class is now available.
I actually wasn’t planning to make this pattern publicly available, but I’ve had so many requests that I decided to go for it. You can purchase this pattern as a PDF download only from my Pattern Shop or from Craftsy. Click here to buy. As always, I’m offering the pattern on sale for the first few days of its release, so get it now while it’s a bargain at $4.99! (For now, this pattern will be a PDF download only, no paper version available.)
This is such a quick, easy little quilt. Many of my SewDown students finished the top during our three-hour class time. Some parts of this quilt are traditionally pieced, while others are foundation paper-pieced.
If you’re interested in giving paper-piecing a try for the first time, this pattern is a fantastic way to get your feet wet, since there are only four paper-pieced units total. That’s minimal paper-piecing time commitment for a finished quilt! (And here’s a great tutorial for piecing one of the very units in the pattern.)
I used V and Co.’s gray ombré print from the Simply Style line to create my faded-out shooting star tail. But since that line is becoming hard to find, you could also use a selection of 7 solid colors for the shooting star’s tail. In fact, Monica of The Happy Zombie did exactly that, in her quilt shown above—how cool is this? I think her version is a fabulous example of an alternate color scheme for this quilt! (Thanks, Monica, I heart you!)
And, you can still buy one color way of the kits I made for my SewDown students—the Eggplant/Mustard color combination is still available from Drygoods Design right here. You’ll get everything you need to make the quilt top, binding and backing for just $35—and everything is already pre-cut for you! (How awesome is that?) I’m sure there are just a few kits left, so snap one up while you still can. (The pattern is not included in the kit, so please purchase the pattern separately.)
Enjoy the Shooting Star Mini pattern! I really appreciate all the interest in it! As always, let me know if you have any questions, and please share your finished quilt with me if you make it! I love to see what people do with my patterns.
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