Starry Mini-Quilt Tutorial

Starry mini quilt by Very Berry Handmade 4I’ve recently completed this dramatic starry mini-quilt for a tutorial for my friends at The Sewing Directory. I used some gorgeous monochrome fabrics from Moda – The Wordsmith Collection by Janet Clare, provided very kindly by Eclectic Maker, and some low volume fabrics from my own stash. I have never worked with such a limited palate before, but I think they work so well with this design!

The mini-quilt is foundation pieced on paper with 2 inch triangles, and although it looks pretty tricky, is actually fairly straightforward because of the accuracy that foundation paper piecing gives you. I made my first one for a swap last year, using scraps of purple, pink and white fabric .

S&B miniquilt swap3

So it’s great for using up scrap fabrics too, as long as you have good contrast between the fabrics for the different parts of the mini-quilt.

S&B miniquilt swap2

If you fancy making the pattern yourself, the tutorial is now available in the Free Patchwork Tutorials section of The Sewing Directory website.

Starry mini quilt by Very Berry Handmade 3Hope you like it!

15 thoughts on “Starry Mini-Quilt Tutorial

  1. They’re both great, your so prolific don’t know how you find time! The monochrome is my favourite, I think it is more unusual to see something hand made in black and white.

  2. I love it! I’ve recently tried foundation piecing and I really enjoyed the technique. So now I have another project to add to my list! Thank you 🙂

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