Lonestar Mini Quilt

Client:

Kyoko

Year:

2022

This is a wall-hanging quilt, measuring 70 x 70 cm or 27.5 x 27.5 inches.

The color palette is inspired by sakura or cherry blossom's color.
In Japan, sakura season starts in the first week of April, which is widely celebrated by the Japanese people as a new sign of hope and life after a cold winter. People usually go for group "Hanami" in parks, which literally means going on "flower sightseeing," and enjoying picnics under sakura trees. It's also a beautiful tradition for families to spend time together outdoor on a warm spring day.

This is a fun quilt block to make as I was able to play with the colors and assemble it using a "strip method," a fast and easy sewing method. If you like to learn more about how to make this quilt, let me know in the comments below.

For the quilting, I outline the star by using a flower meandering design to give it a framing effect. And I chose gridlines for the background so it wouldn't take away the attention from the patchwork.