Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Wonky Stars and Snowy Forests

Getting excited about the holidays yet? I'm featured on So Sew Easy again today - you can find my tutorial on how to make this pretty little Wonky Star Mug Rug there.

I've been working on a bit of abstract "art" the last couple of weeks, using the rest of the fabrics from that mug rug!

A couple of years ago I pinned this gorgeous paper-pieced block by Trillium Designs, thinking it would make a beautiful full-sized quilt, if only I could find the right scale of prints. I printed the pattern for the block, enlarged to 175%, redrew all the seam allowances back to 1/4", and then just started piecing. I mixed and matched strips to get a long, narrow forest of birch trees.

The gray/white branch fabric and the binding are from the Holiday Cheer line by Jan Shade Beach, as is the pretty red print for the raw-edge appliquéd cardinal. The wood grain and "snow" (glitter polkadot) fabrics are just from Fabricland.

I found the cutest wall quilt hanger at our local quilt shop and made a simple sleeve for it, just a 2.5" strip with both raw edges sewn into the binding and then handstitched onto the backing.

Be sure to check out my tutorial and more photos of the tiny wonky stars in my mug rug! Would make a perfect gift tucked into a stocking, or mailed in place of a Christmas card!


  1. The mug rug is cute, but the wall hanging is wow! Very nice work.

  2. this wall quilt is so beautiful. I love the shapes and the burst of gorgeous red cardinal. a perfect addition to the house in winter!