why make one rocket star mini quilt, when you can make two?
the rocket star quilt is part of fat quarter shop’s classic and vintage series. they take traditional quilt blocks and give them a modern twist. that’s pretty cool, huh? i love the pattern and just knew it would be perfect for a mini quilt. in case you missed it, check out my first rocket star mini quilt featuring blue birds on roses here.
fox farm, the latest fabric collection from melissa mortenson is the perfect pairing for this mini quilt. melissa, of polka dot chair is a friend and fellow designer at riley Blake designs. she creates the most beautiful collections. fox farm is inspired by the English countryside where melissa said, “i dream all too often of moving to the english countryside, taking up riding and finding a small cottage to spend my days in.” but instead of moving, which would make me sad, she designed this adorable collection. wellies in a row, a pack of friendly dogs, and fun colorful barns are just some of the amazing novelty prints you’ll find in this collection.
in addition to the florals from fox farm, i also used riley blake designs confetti cottons basics. the main rose print is one of my favorites in this collection. i fell in love with the secondary blue colors in the main rose print and decided to use those as for my background piecing. i think it makes the main rose print really sing. and isn’t that ditzy floral print amazing. its just the perfect binding!
for the quilting, i used aurifil’s monofilament thread. it allows the fabric designs and colors to shine through. it’s tough too. a must try!
and the backing? well, i got a bit creative and did a little fussy cutting with the wellies.
check out the hastag, #rocketstarquilt for more inspiration.
melissa is also hosting a quilt along this summer using her fox farm collection. you can find more details on her blog. the quilt is called let’s stay at home. and for those interested, she also designed a quilt panel which you can purchase through FQS too.
cut, sew, repeat…
the tattooed quilter