Friday 16 June 2017

TGIFF :: Rainbow Star Mini Quilt

Hello and welcome if you have popped over for the TGIFF linky party.  This is my first time hosting such a thing so be gentle!

Hello and welcome if you are a regular reader!!  Don't know what TGIFF is?  I have added a button to my side bar and if you click on it you will be taken through to the explanation.

Today I have a recent finish to share with you that I am so excited about ....

In February 2016 I took part in a Rainbow Mini Quilt swap, read more about that here, and it was the first time I really did not want to send my quilt to my partner!  From the day I sent it I wanted to make myself one.  When I got EQ7 in January I decided to design the quilt for practice and then make it ... .for MYSELF!

The squares were cut at 1 1/2" - I have to say I really like that size to work with ....

I love my little portable design wall - it makes me able to visualise how the finished quilt will look ....

When putting the stars together I really liked how these three looked as a block, and especially on point ....

And then onto the quilting part.  Usually this takes a lot of thought and more often than not I end up loading a quilt on the frame without really knowing what I am going to do.  Not this one - I knew exactly because I had done it before ....

I love it as much today as I did the one I made 15 months ago ....

It's a finish that adds another tick to my 2017 FAL Q2 list - hooray!

And because I knew a deadline would help me to get it finished I entered it into the Miniature/Doll quilt category at Quilts UK, Malvern in May.  I was delighted to come 2nd in this category!!!!

Quilt Stats

Finished dimensions:  15" x 15"

Fabric:  patterned prints from stash and Kona White

Wadding:  Warm and White

Threads:  Magnifico in white

Quilting:  handguided longarm quilting incorporating feathers and matchstick quilting along with straight line rulerwork on a Handi Quilter Avante

It's little but it sure packs a lot of texture in!!

I would love to see some of your recent finishes, so if you do have something you would like to share please do link up below.  Getting a finish is great but celebrating that finish with others is wonderful.  Thank you if you do link up and please try to get over to see some of the other peoples' finishes - we all love visitors and comments don't we?


  1. That is a fantastic finish. I love the quilt pattern with the rainbow stars. The quilting you chose really sets off the design of the quilt. It is a fantastic finish! --Andrea

  2. Stunning quilting!! Thank You for hosting this week.


  3. Abigail, Love your quilts, this one is so pretty, and the quilting is beautiful.

  4. Wow - stunning! I especially love the fragmented star in the corners and how one portion is blue and the other part is just quilted. It's beautiful!

  5. I loved this the first time you made it and I think I love it even more now! :)

  6. Your quilt is lovely and the quilting is really WOW! Beautiful job.

  7. That is gorgeous and deserving of a ribbon! The texture that the quilting adds is fantastic.

  8. Abigail you did an absolutely fabulous job and congrats on your blue ribbon! I love studying it to see all the gorgeous FMQ you did. :-)

  9. Outstanding! Coveting that thing big time. :D

  10. Thanks for hosting A finish-it-up Friday!

    That quilt is so beautiful, all that negative space with rainbows (which I have a thing for right now) but your quilting is amazing! I love the contrast of the feathers with the straight lines. What a beautiful finish!

  11. Awesome! Those were some tiny squares. Congrats on the ribbon.

  12. That is just lovely - great colors, nice design, pretty quilting! And you get to keep it. Congrats on the ribbon!

  13. Beautiful little quilt! Your quilting really brought the piece to life. Thanks for hosting TGIFF!

  14. Congratulations-the quilting is just breath-taking! Thank you, Susan

  15. I made it just in the last hour of the link up! Gorgeous mini quilt and congrats on the 2nd place finish, well deserved!

  16. I love this so much! And your quilting is perfect!

  17. Congratulations on the ribbon, and I really like ho you continued the bottom sat into the binding.

  18. I love this rainbow of stars! So pretty!

  19. Gorgeous quilting - really beautiful effect and congrats on the ribbon!


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