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Mini Solar Eclipse Quilt Tutorial

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I am over at Sew Can She!!

I get to play along this year with her mini quilt series.  I’ve known Caroline for a couple of years…. just had lunch with her in Texas in October! She has a wonderful site full of tutorials and this year– mini quilts!

Every month there is a new mini quilt— love the variety and the mini size let’s you get to play a little bit without a mega commitment.

So excited to finally show off one of the projects I’ve been working on this month.

This little beauty is based on the Solar Eclipse Quilt Along– a star quilt pattern.  

I may haven’t done the best with enough variation of darks– it kind of blends in, but I do love the blocks and how it turned out.

What’s kind of fun is that after you get the blocks done, you can play with their placement and decide which one you like the best and finish it off!

The layouts you can choose from:

Materials Needed:

fabric for the mini quilt- scrappy would be perfect

You’ll find the full pattern (free) on Caroline’s blog

here is Caroline’s version….

For the quilting, I went with a straight line stitch.

Using the walking foot for the sewing machine — and the guide for the spacing, it was super easy to get it all quilted and done in an evening.

I almost think I should have used a different color of thread? Or maybe a variegated one? That might have been kind of fun!

Over all I’m super in love.

The fabric was in a baggie that I picked up from a Modern Quilt Guild meeting– thank you for the wonderful scraps! There is still enough to do another fun project. Can’t wait!

I kind of wished the stars popped out a little more— again, should have played with the dark fabrics just a little more.  But it’s ok.

Have fun with the mini version!

If you are interested in the free full size star quilt pattern- Solar Eclipse Quilt…you can find all the info here.

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If you end up sewing a mini version– share it in the fb group- Quilting 101. would love to see it!

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