twirling star quilt pattern

Twirling Star Flimsy Finish

I have had such a fun time testing the Twirling Star pattern for Leanne at Devoted Quilter. The pattern is a combination of traditionally pieced and paper pieced blocks, which allows each technique to compliment the blocks perfectly.

Twirling Star Flimsy finishI did break one of my big rules of pattern testing, though, and did not follow the pattern exactly as written in one spot: I mitered the corners of the border. The pattern calls for a straight-edged border, but using this directional fabric, I feel like miter was necessary. Other than that little detail, I followed the pattern exactly. Go me!

twirling star quilt patternThis mini embodies some of my favorite aesthetic combinations these days. Low volume fabrics paired with black and whites with splashes of bright, rainbow colored fabrics. I love it!

twirling star quilt pattern

twirling star quilt patternI particularly like the rainbow pinwheels. Since they are paper pieced, the points fit together so well. The precision of paper piecing just can’t be beat!

rainbow pinwheel twirling star quilt patternI’m happy to check this flimsy finish off my list, and will post one more time when the pattern is ready to be released and I have this baby quilted and bound. I’m thinking I am going to go with a center spiral quilting pattern. I’ve never tried it before, and I think a mini quilt like this is the perfect place to start!

I’m linking up with Crazy Mom Quilts Finish it up Friday.

15 thoughts on “Twirling Star Flimsy Finish”

  1. Yes, you can’t beat EPP for precision. Interesting to combine the two techniques in one quilt. I have never tried that. I really like your colour combinations. Visiting from FIUF.


  2. I adore this pattern – probably more than many I have seen – it excites me to see the new and the old. What I also appreciated (because I am so detail oriented and stared at it way toooo long) was to see the one colour rotation of each pinwheel which created such a cool sense of motion and always placed the green toward the centre. I think the mitred corners help with the diagonal linage. I do like paper piecing so I will buy this pattern and give it a go… Thanks so much Kitty.


  3. Ahhhh, I love this. The color choices are gorgeous. Well done Kitty. Curious to hear a report on the spiral quilting. That is a good choice for this.


  4. I think your deviation from the pattern was a good move, and that part of the pattern probably doesn’t need testing. Your choice of fabrics work really well with this pattern! Look forward to seeing how you quilt it.


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