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Only one more month of blocks and then we will start sewing our top together. Woo hoo! Are you sewing along? Time to catch up now so your quilt may join the pretty parade of quilts in July! All the Clementine patterns are FREE to download! As this is their annual charity quilt, the Fat Quarter Shop only asks for a suggested donationof $5 to our St. Jude campaign for each time you download our patterns. Thanks to the
announced this hop,
I knew I wanted to participate
and I decided this was the perfect time to open this little kit.
All the materials to make the quilt are in the box,
including the panel, batting, backing and embroidery thread for quilting!
I was actually surprised by the piecing required for this project.
I had seen these panels online and somehow got the thought in my head that they were made with a cheater panel because of this quilt image the panel.
You can see my finished quilt below the panel.
The panel is marked and actually has to be cut into itty bitty squares and triangles to piece the 6 inch block.
Precision cutting required.
The cutting lines are clearly marked.
These units are very small as the go into four 3.5" star blocks.
Precision sewing also required.
I followed all instructions in the kit.
When it came time quilting the recommended
"Matchbox Quilting" lines, I opted to machine
quilt using my spool of Aurilfil GR 30 cotton 12/2 thread.
I used a Singer 100/16 Titanium Universal needle
and my heavy duty walking foot.
I loosened the tension, lengthened the stitch,
and slowed down my machine,
used regular 50/12 weight Aurilfil thread in my bobbin,
and all went well.
I hand-stitched the binding to the backing with lime green Aurifil.
This is the first hand stitching I have done in awhile
as my hands have been very stiff and achy
and the fine handwork is hard for me these days.
I am pretty happy with how this little mini star quilt finished.
I like the very useful Matchboxes, too!
I have my magnetic pin holder in this one and I can tuck it under my machine bed
for safe keeping my pins away from my all too curious little kitties
Apparently I talked a lot about how interesting the kit was while I was making it.
I was gifted with the complete set all all nine Matchbox Quilts for Mother's Day!
Sew I have eight other mini quilts to sew!
Because I now have a set of all of these Matchbox quilts, I have an extra No. 7 Star Quilt.
If you would like to make this mini quilt, enter the rafflecopter giveaway below ...