I am so late with this post but I have only just finished it! Regular readers will know that every month I challenge myself to make the Mollie Makes magazine cover gift. I’ve subscribed since it first came out and have a drawer full of unopened kits – but no more! I’ve been making more time for grown up crafting and I love to make the kits and hopefully try something new.
Issue 65 of Mollie Makes included 30 floral fabric pieces and a Mollie Makes Patchwork Project Book containing 5 projects to make with the fabric. The projects were for coasters, a floral hair bow, headphones pouch, mini patchwork potholder and a starburst sampler.
I love patchwork so picked the starburst sampler as it used diamonds to create a lovely geometric design. I’m getting behind on making a new piece of art every month for my quilt gallery wall so thought I would make a starburst into a mini quilt.
I used three different pieces of yellow fabric from the Hello Stella range. I won a bundle of fat quarters last year and have used them in lots of projects ever since.
For some reason this project seemed to take for ever. It grew so slowly – if you follow me on Intagram you might have seen me chart my progress. My sewing tin came everywhere with me and still the progress was slow!
I followed the instructions to make the 8 parts of the Starburst Sampler.
Finally, over the weekend (and when I had finished my NanaCompany swap) I was able to sew everything together. Once this happened it was a lot quicker to finish.
I used a pretty print for the top and more Dear Stella for the back. I made my own binding from the solid yellow Dear Stella fabric. It’s already up on my quilt gallery wall but I may get it down and add some top stitching at some point. For now, I’m just happy it’s finished so I can make something else!
Here are some of my previous Mollie Makes makes:
Mollie Makes crochet pin cushion
Mollie Makes Mr Fox & Pals Decorations
Mollie Makes Papercut Book
Mollie Makes Paper Gems Kit
Mollie Makes Gold Succulent Kit
Mollie Makes Felt Pine Cone Decorations
Mollie Makes Wall Hanging Loom Kit
Mollie Makes crochet charms bracelet
Mollie Makes Sparkly Fruit Brooches
Mollie Makes Easy Sew Banner Kit
Mollie Makes dream catcher kit
Mollie Makes cross stitch jewellery kit
Mollie Makes star hoop stitch kit