The Love is in the Stars block from Fabric Direct

The Love is in the Stars block from Fabric Direct

Recently, the lovely Eve from Fabric Direct asked me if I’d be interested in sewing up her latest pattern, the ‘Love is in the Stars’ Block. As soon as I saw that it was made with English paper pieced Liberty, I immediately said yes!


The Love is in the Stars Block from Fabric Direct

Eve’s blog post shows you her versions of this lovely design and includes some more details and information, so be sure to go and take a peek.

Love is in the stars by Fabric Direct

Eve sent me all the supplies I would need to turn this beautiful block design into a generously sized mini quilt. I love the Liberty lawn fabrics she chose and the pink ric rac complemented them perfectly. You can find all these supplies including the PDF pattern or kit at FabricDirect.com.au.

The Love is in the Stars pattern from Fabric Direct

First I glue basted the English paper pieced tri-hexes or jewels. (If you’d like to know more about ‘piecing’, I’ve written a beginner’s tutorial that you might find helpful).

Liberty Jewels for English paper piecing

Deciding how best to show off these gorgeous prints was the most difficult part of the whole process. Once I settled on an arrangement, I sat down for some ‘slow sewing‘ and hand stitched the block together. Then I appliquéd it to the backing fabric and added some tiny hand quilting stitches using Aurifloss embroidery floss. Hand sewing is so therapeutic!

Jewel details on the Love is in the Stars Block

I didn’t want to detract from the beautiful Liberty so I couldn’t bring myself to add any more quilting to this mini design. I bound the quilt edges with handmade Liberty binding and added the ric rac trim that Eve included.

Binding Details on the Love is in the Stars Block

I’m so in love with how the quilt turned out. There’s something about the simplicity of it!  This mini is already adorning my studio wall. Though I better be careful. My little miss wants to ‘borrow’ it for her dollies. We’ll see!

Studio Wall - Molly and Mama

I loved the layout of this pattern, the great step-by-step photos and the clear directions. And I think the overall look is just beautiful.

Love is in the Stars mini quilt designed by Fabric Direct

This is a lovely weekend project and a pattern that I’m really pleased to recommend to you!

Happy sewing,

Lauren x

This post was written by Lauren Wright and appeared first on Molly and Mama http://www.MollyandMama.com.au

3 Comments

  • by Mara
    Posted 6 February 2017 11:58 pm 0Likes

    Gorgeous, I love the liberty fabrics she picked for you.

    • by Lauren at Molly and Mama
      Posted 7 February 2017 12:14 pm 0Likes

      Thank you Mara. So do I! This was such a fun project to sew, Lauren x

  • by Kay
    Posted 7 February 2017 5:05 pm 0Likes

    This is just beautiful, I love the way the ric rac sets it all off too. x

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