This is my newest pattern—Christmas Star. Three superposed ten-point stars. I have used wool for the stars and the binding, which gives a warm and cosy feeling to these mug rugs and coasters. As the stars have that many points, I suggest the use of a non-fraying fabric. Wool, fleecy, knit, flannel…
Christmas Star can be stitched either by hand or with a sewing machine. Patterns in real size are included, as well as schemas with measurements in real size and many pictures. The difficulty level is “advanced” because there are no step-by-step instructions for sewing the appliques, quilting and binding. But it’s only a matter of stitching the appliqués into place. Pretty easy in the end.
The mug rug measures 15 x 23 cm / 5 7/8″ x 9″. The coaster measures 13 cm / 5 1/8″ square. The pattern is available in my Craftsy Pattern Store (US$2.00; CA$2.54 these days).
I have prepared a photo-tutorial with the pictures I took while making this Butterfly Garden mini quilt. You can find it here.
The Butterfly Garden fabrics can be purchased in my Spoonflower Shop.
These designs can be printed on a wide range of fabrics: cotton, silk, satin, crêpe de Chine, lycra, knit, Jersey, etc.
This mini quilt was made with Kona Cotton Ultra, unto which colors appear slightly faded.
You can see more pictures of this collection on My Fabric Designs page.