Friday has rolled around again and it's a special one - it's time for QuiltCon! I'm spending my weekend there, meeting friends and taking classes and looking at beautiful quilts, but I still want to do some whooping with you all - so let's get started!
A couple of weeks ago I completed a full size Supernova quilt for my youngest grandkids' interpreter. In one of the comments, Joy of The Joyful Quilter said that she wanted to make one in miniature. Now that sounded like a great idea! And I had a whole mess of tiny bonus HSTs left over from Nathanael's green annual quilt that I made for Christmas...
Of course, it might have helped if I had remembered I needed 100 HSTs and not 100 pairs! But I have a whole other set of HSTs all trimmed and ready to make another one if I ever want to!
I don't generally make mini quilts, and this is why - it took almost as long to put this small version together as it did to make the full size one!
I did the same straight line quilting radiating out from the center that I do on the large quilt. I think I like it even better in miniature!
I used a narrower binding than usual on this quilt, and actually stitched it down on the back by hand! I really do like Clover clips for holding the binding inlace when I do it by hand. Much easier!
And here's the finished version! It measures about 13.5" square, and the HSTs finished out at about 1 1/4" each.
Isn't it pretty? I can't imagine making one from scratch in this size, but it's a great way to use up bonus HSTs from other projects.
One last picture just for fun!
So - - - can I get a whoop whoop?
And now it's your turn!
What's got you whooping it up this week?
What's making you do a little happy dance?
Share! We want to dance right along with you,
And it's always more fun to dance with friends!
The party will stay open until midnight Sunday.
Hope to see you there!