February 13, 2019

Indian Star Mini Wall Hanging | Quilt Big Blog Tour + GIVEAWAY

Indian Star Wall Hanging | Quilt Big Blog Tour | Shannon Fraser Designs

I like big blocks and I cannot lie!

There’s something seriously satisfying about settling in for a sewing session and emerging with a large quilt block in no time flat. The fact that you can turn that big block into several different projects, is just icing on the cake!

Quilt Big Book by Jemima Flendt | Quilt Big Blog Hop | Shannon Fraser Designs

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That’s the beauty of Jemima Flendt’s latest quilt book – Quilt Big

If you haven’t seen Jemima’s work before, then you’re in for a treat! She’s an amazing quilter, EPPer, author, and all-around sweetheart.

Things have been pretty busy around here, but I couldn’t resist joining this fun book tour to help a fellow quilter out! Plus, who doesn’t love checking out new quilt books – I know I do 😉
So, when Jemima invited me to participate, I was IN.

Indian Star Quilted Wall Hanging | Quilt Big Blog Hop | Shannon Fraser Designs

INDIAN STAR MINI WALL HANGING


First up, was deciding on a project (more on that in a minute), which was quickly followed by “What fabrics am I going to use?”.

A natural progression for us quilters, right?!

Off to my fabric cabinet I went and stood there until inspiration struck.

And what caught my eye first was this lovely linen in Eggplant. If you’ve been following me for some time now, you know that linen has my heart. It even snuck its way into my very first quilt. So, it’s not surprising this would be my jumping off point. Next up was this fun floral (which I believe is by Henry Glass but can’t be sure) that I’ve been coveting for awhile now. I know you have those prints too sitting in your stash just waiting for the right project. And that project was the stunning Indian Star that completely inspired me while reading Jemima’s book.

I rounded out my fabric pull with some purple and lilac and thought I was done. Only to discover that I didn’t have enough of the lilac on hand. So, back to the fabric cabinet I went and pulled this vibrant Wasabi

Fabric pull for Indian Star Quilted Wall Hanging | Quilt Big Blog Hop | Shannon Fraser Designs

If I had more of the linen, I would have kept on making more and more of these gorgeous Indian Star blocks. But, I didn’t, so I did the next best thing and turned it into a wall hanging. And you can too! Jemima cleverly included some wall hanging projects in her book. Which means, you not only have 22 large blocks to play with, including 12 different full quilts to showcase them, but there’s an additional 5 smaller projects, like the Indian Star Mini, that focus on different ways you can feature those large blocks.

Indian Star found in Quilt Big Book by Jemima Flendt | Quilt Big Blog Hop | Shannon Fraser Designs

Even better, there were instructions on how to attach a sleeve so you can hang your mini as soon as you’re done stitching it on!

And if you’ve ever wondered how to re-size your blocks to suit a specific design or size you have in mind, then this book is for you! Jemima walks you through step by step on how to do just that.
But I just fell in love with this classic Indian Star block and couldn’t resist stitching her up!


Indian Star Mini Quilt | Quilt Big Blog Hop | Shannon Fraser Designs

Modern Mini Quilted Wall Hanging | Quilt Big Blog Hop | Shannon Fraser Designs

Indian Star Quilted Mini | Quilt Big Blog Hop | Shannon Fraser Designs

In one afternoon, I had this pretty mini pulled together. Had the binding prepared and even got the hanging sleeve made. The longest bit was the big stitch hand quilting detail I decided to add for some added texture. So, if you’re on the hunt for a quick project, then look no further than this fun one!
Did you catch the big stitch hand quilting I did on the binding too?! It’s a recent fave way to add even more detail and texture to a finished project – especially on minis like this one 😊


Big stitch hand quilting thread | Quilt Big Blog Hop | Shannon Fraser Designs


If you’re wondering about the backing, that was created following an improv session inspired by the leftover trimmings from the flying geese blocks. Waste not want not, right?!

Back side of Indian Star Mini Wall Hanging  | Quilt Big Blog Hop | Shannon Fraser Designs

Backside of Indian Star Mini Quilted Wall Hanging | Quilt Big Blog Hop | Shannon Fraser Designs


MATERIALS USED


Fabric pull for Indian Star Mini | Quilt Big Blog Hop | Shannon Fraser Designs

If you’re sticking with the mini wall hanging, then you don’t need a ton of fabric. I know many of us are always on the hunt for fun and stylish projects to add to our repertoire that help us use up our scrap fabric stash – this does that brilliantly! Here’s a roundup of what I used my wall hanging:

Floral print, I believe by Henry Glass, but not sure (unfortunately, no longer available)
Indian Star pattern found in Quilt Big book 


QUILT BIG BOOK TOUR


Quilt Big Book by Jemima Flendt | Quilt Big Blog Hop | Shannon Fraser Designs

A tour wouldn’t be a tour without other amazing makers! And this tour doesn’t disappoint 😊 Here are all the talented creatives participating:

28th Jan     Jemima Flendt - @tiedwitharibbon - www.blog.tiedwitharibbon.com
29th Jan     Melissa LeRay - @ohhowsweetco - www.ohhowsweet.com
30th Jan     Ange Hamilton - @alittlepatchwork - www.alittlepatchwork.wordpress.com
31st Jan     Nadra Ridgeway - @ellisandhiggs - www.ellisandhiggs.com
1st Feb       Alyce Blyth - @blossomheartquilts - www.blossomheartquilts.com
4th Feb       Lauren Wright - @mollyandmama - www.mollyandmama.com.au
5th Feb       Aurifil - @aurifilthread - auribuzz.wordpress.com
6th Feb       Amanda Castor - @materialgirlquilts - www.materialgirlquilts.com
7th Feb       Samantha Dorn - @aqua_paisley - www.aquapaisleystudio.com/blog
8th Feb       Sharon Burgess - @lilabellelane - www.lilabellelanecreations.com
11th Feb      Peta Peace - @shequiltsalot - www.shequiltsalot.com
12th Feb      Elea Lutz - @elealutz - www.elealutzdesign.com
13th Feb      Shannon Fraser - @shannonfraserdesigns - www.shannonfraserdesigns.ca (Hi - you’re here!)
14th Feb      Saija Kiiskinen - @saija_elina - www.saijaelina.blogspot.com
15th Feb      Sedef Imer - @downgrapevinelane - www.downgrapevinelane.com
18th Feb      Kate Basti - @katebasti - www.quiltwithkate.com
19th Feb      Minki Kim - @zeriano - minkikim.com
20th Feb      Ayda Algin - @cafenohut - www.cafenohut.com
21st Feb      Elizabeth Chappell - @quilterscandybox - www.quilterscandybox.com

There have already been so many stunning projects shared with more sure to come! Be sure to hop over, enjoy some quilty eye candy, get inspired and give them some love too!

GIVEAWAYS


You read that right – giveaways – plural!

Along with having a new book out, Jemima also curated a gorgeous set of Aurifil ThreadQuilt Big Aurifil Collection – to coordinate with the projects in her book, but these colours are perfect for lots of other projects too 😊

To celebrate her Quilt Big book release, Jemima is hosting a giveaway of her entire Quilt Big Aurifil Collection, courtesy of Aurifl Threads, over on her blog! That’s 12 large spools all neatly organized in a container for easy storage. All you have to do is leave a comment over on her post here

But that’s not all!

Aurifil Threads has generously given me this set of fun pink large spools of 50wt thread to gift to one of you!

Aurifil Thread for giveaway | Quilt Big Blog Hop | Shannon Fraser Designs

To enter my giveaway, all you have to do is leave a comment below telling me what project you would feature these fun threads in!

How easy is that?!

I’ll pick a winner on Monday February 18, 2019.

<<< UPDATE - the giveaway is now closed >>>


Indian Star Modern Mini Wall Hanging | Quilt Big Blog Hop | Shannon Fraser Designs

In the meantime, be sure to snag yourself a copy of Jemima’s Quilt Big book and get crackin’ on some fun quilty projects!

Happy quilting!

xo

Shannon

 PS I’m knocking this one off my Q1 FAL 2019 list 😊 

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60 comments:

  1. Love your mini quilt! Threads are perfect color for any Valentine's sewing! Thank you, Susan

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    1. Thank you so much, Susan! And you’re so right about the threads being perfect for Valentine’s sewing – happy coincidence!!

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  2. The Indian Star definitely makes a perfect design for a wall hanging! I have the perfect place to hang on in my home! I have a baby girl quilt to make this coming spring (or sooner), so the lovely Aurifil threads would be excellent to make it really shine!

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    1. You’re so right! The pink threads would be perfect for a baby girl quilt!

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  3. Yes those threads are definitely Valentine's sewing but they could also be Christmas sewing. It would be great for mug rugs and table runners.

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    1. So true, Sharon! I love pink at Christmas time! Reminds me of some ornaments my mum had when I was kid 😊

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  4. Your mini is great! I have a new baby girl quilt to get to by March so those colors would be perfect! Thanks for the chance to win :)
    samtaylorcjsmimi at yahoo dot com

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    1. So thrilled you like the mini, Debby! Pink threads would be perfect for a baby girl quilt!!

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  5. Ooooo these thread colours would really go with an ombre stripe quilt that I want to make right after I get the modern Aztec quilted!

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  6. Your quilt is great. Thanks for sharing. I am in the midst of a Valentines quilt, so those threads would work perfectly for the quilting!!

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    1. So thrilled you like how it turned out! Pink + Valentines is just such a perfect combo 😊

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  7. Absolutely adorable Shannon - and your hand quilting is just the perfect finishing touch. Thanks for being part of the #quiltbigblogtour

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    1. Aw, it means so much to me that you like how it turned out, Jemima! Thank you for having me as part of the Quilt Big blog tour :)

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  8. Nice colors. I have the book. Saw it on Sew Sweetness

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    1. Thrilled you like the colors! And happy you already have the book - it's a fun one!

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  9. Great colors, no doubt a quilt of some kind. I like that you hand quilted as well. Nice project.

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    1. Aren’t the colors fun?! Exactly the pop of happiness we need in the winter time 😉

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  10. The quilt is beautiful!

    I would use the threads in a quilt for my daughter since she adores pink!

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    1. Oh, that’s a fun plan, Nicole! I would have been tickled pink to have my mum make me a quilt featuring pink thread 😉

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  11. I would use the thread in my Non Conformity quilt and then a spring themed quilt. Thank you!

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  12. Your Indian Star wall hanging looks wonderful! I often buy fabric I love with no project in mind. I would use the pink threads for some contrasting big stitching.

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    1. Buying fabric with no project in mind is the BEST! So much excitement in wondering what project it will end up in!! Good luck in the giveaway 😊

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  13. Love your mini, especially with the hand quilting. I would use the pink Aurifil to go with some fabric I just won to make an I heart you quilt that is all over IG

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    1. Oh, that’s a fantastic quilt to feature these pink threads in!!

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  14. Beautiful quilt!
    I would use the threads for some fun, bright spring quilt projects (table runner with matching place mats/coasters).

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    1. These pink threads would be a perfect touch to add to any Spring quilt project!!

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  15. Love your mini quilt and your stitching. I have been wanting to make a pink quilt and have started collecting fabrics for it so the pink thread would be a bonus!

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    1. Yes, pink thread would be super perfect timing for your pink quilt!!

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  16. I have a quilt in progress that has magentas and corals and these threads would be perfect for quilting.

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  17. Luv ur wallhanging. That eggplant linen!!!!💙💙💙
    I would definitely use these threads to hand quilt a boro bag I'm currently making in plums and browns!

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    1. Isn’t that linen gorgeous! I’m seriously tempted to bring more into my stash! And I love the idea of your plums and browns boro bag – bet it’s going to be super cute!

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  18. Love your projects from this book and look forward to seeing others. These thread colors are perfect for quilt I’m planning for new grandaughter.

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    1. So thrilled you like how it turned out! :)

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  19. ooh - I'd use those threads on a quilt I am making for my sister using shirts that belonged to our dad <3

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    1. What a fantastic project you're working on, Rachel <3

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  20. Love the mini! thanks for the chance to win

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    1. Mini are such fun projects to whip up! Happy you like how it turned out :)

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  21. I would use it in a Spring Is In The Air lap quilt for my Mom. She’s constantly cold and so I hope something cheerful will help her a bit, and it’s such a beautiful pattern anyway ��❤️

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    1. What a thoughtful gift, Lorena! The Spring is in the Air quilt is perfect for bringing cheer - it brought me so much happiness is a tough time.

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  22. I love big blocks, makes the tops go much faster

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    1. Yes! Before you know it, you’re at the basting stage 😊

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  23. Love the colors! Perfect for a baby quilt.

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    1. it didn't post my name! Jodi Gradolph, landart1@roadrunner.com

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    2. They are great colors for a baby quilt! Nice and bold :)

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  24. Beautiful colors! I would love to quilt my daughter's quilt in those pinks!!

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    1. So thrilled you like the colors too! Sounds like you have a fun quilt planned!

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  25. Aurifil is good no great for any projects, but I've got a pretty BOM it would work for right now. Thanks

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  26. I love this!! Such beautiful colours in your mini. That book is really intriguing - I do love big blocks and quick finishes! That pink thread would be perfect for the quilting on a quilt I just finished basting but haven’t started quilting yet!

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    1. Yay! So thrilled you like it, Izzy! She was a fun one to piece 😊 And the book is super fun – showcasing lots of classic blocks, just super sized!

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  27. Oh, I would use that beautiful thread to make a quilt for my new granddaughter expected this May!!! Love your wall hanging!

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    1. How fun! Lots of good times ahead 😊

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  28. Beautiful quilt. I love those pink threads. I would use them for a Valentine's gift next year!

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    1. Planning ahead – I like your style, Lisa!

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  29. Hmmm, I have a pink quilt top that needs quilting.

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    1. Fun! Such a pretty colour palette to play with!

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  30. I'd use the pink threads on a Valentine's project for next year.

    lin.web.28 at gmail dot com

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  31. I love aurifil thread, I would use the pink colors
    In a strawberry themed wall hanging for my kitchen

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