In my new basement sewing space (that I feel so lucky to have) I have a really long wall. It’s long and greyish-white….and it needed something. I have been debating for months about what to put up there and then it dawned on me that it would make a great gallery wall for some of my “practice quilts.” You see one of the things that I decided I wanted to for my quilting this year was to learn a lot of the classic quilt blocks that have been around for generations and generations. So, I thought I’d start with some stars….
These stars are called the “sawtooth” stars and have been around since the late 1800’s. They are easy to make but are also great practice at flying geese blocks. I used THIS TUTORIAL from Elizabeth Hartman for Sew Mama Sew and did the 12 inch blocks, so the sawtooth star mini quilt is about 24 inches square.
I am not fantastic at machine quilting but I did some horizontal straight line quilting…simple and classic but I think the colors make it modern. And the fabrics? They were fantastic to work with. I used these textured solids from Andover Fabrics which were so yummy. They have almost a linen look while still being easy to work with….you should definitely check them out. I think garments would be amazing in these textured solids as well, it has a really great drape to it.
So what block do I do for the next mini quilt? My wall is still looking painfully bare….any ideas of things you’ve wanted to try?