Monday, August 22, 2016

Star Block Mini Quilt Swap

Have you participated in an Instagram quilt swap yet?
I do one a year for the fun of it but there are quilters who seem to be doing several at a time and all the time!
This box arrived in my mailbox one morning last week!!  So excited.
Ohhhhh, so promising!!
And here it is -- wonderful because it's bright and because it's not something I would ever make for myself.
Such a delightful array of modern prints -- something I could not do with my deep stash of florals and reproduction prints.  And there were some little bonuses.

That is the tiniest hexagon I've ever seen in that necklace and I don't own a single one of those little clips everyone is so in love with and won't this pattern be fun to play with in the future?!?
No y-seams but one of my favorite shapes!!
And what did I make? 
 I've kept very quiet about it!
Tumbling Stars!
It was a spontaneous idea that evolved as it went along.  I intend to play with the stars "sharing a corner" some more (and in a larger scale -- these are 3/4" diamonds) because I see some other design possibilities. 
I think this might be the closest I've come to a "modern" quilt, too!!

If you are an Instagram fan, I encourage you to check out some of the other terrific creations from this swap -- very inspiring!!  The hashtag is #starblockquiltswap

Linking up today with SEW CUTE TUESDAY which has a new hostess over at Young Texan Mama.

Stitch on!!


  1. Hi! Both quilts are beautiful! I love your design to mix the diamond blocks with that beautifu leaf fabric! Great colours! x Teje

  2. I love your 'modern' quilt, she makes me smile! The star is pretty too. Blessings, Gretchen

  3. That lowest green star just sparkles Mary!

  4. Both quilts are beautiful! I've fallen for the colors in your star quilt!

  5. Both are beautiful but Mary....your quilt is so neat, I love the way you used the background print!

  6. Gorgeous both of them. I don't have a smart phone so can't do Instagram.

  7. I think your Tumbling Stars is a real beauty, very modern use of placement with the leaves. Congrats on a great piece.

  8. Both quilts are beautiful! I just signed up for a few swaps and I'm very excited to start making each of the projects :) Thanks for sharing with Sew Cute Tuesday!

  9. I have done Instagram swaps and they have been successful, which I can see yours was too. Those are two lovely quilts. Very modern, Mary!