Make it: St Louis 16 Patch
I was very lucky recently to win a bundle of Mirror Ball Dot fabric from the Village Haberdashery via Pennie’s blog. I met Penny at the Fat Quarterly Retreat this year and she has made this amazing ‘Fairground Attraction’ mini quilt from the paper piecing we started in class. Mine is still most definitely a work in progress!
I decided this was the perfect fabric for my niece’s fifth birthday and decided that I really wanted a quick and productive sewing day so I set to making a St Louis 16 Patch quilt, pairing each Mirror Ball Dot colour with one from my solids stash from Simply Solids. 3.5 hours later and I had a quilt top to show for my efforts. I highly recommend this pattern, it turned out brilliantly and was quick and easy to sew with lots of chain piecing. Great fun!
A few days later I started on the back. I was originally going to use solids but the top had depleted my stash and I came across this print in the Owl and Sewing Cat in Eastbourne and just knew it was perfect. As usual I guess how much I would need incorrectly so had to make a patchwork panel on the left.
Next steps are basting and quilting. I have bought a variegated silver grey Aurifil thread to do the quilting which I intend to do on my machine. First I have to baste it (I hate basting). I am thinking I will spray baste it but I am not entirely sure.
I am linking this post up with Fresh Sewing Day at Lily’s quilts.