Anyway, this was a very happy piece to stitch up. I built the PINK palette around the pastel colored Watercolours thread 048 - "Far Horizons."
Then I decided to include a BLUE palette as well, featuring Watercolours thread 236 -"Appalachia", shown below.
Both colorways are equally yummy, but for those of you who love blue, I hope you'll enjoy the threads I've picked out.
My philosophy for designing these small quilts is to make them look as if they were real quilts. I love the idea of stitching precisely pieced miniature quilts (much easier to me than sewing itty bitty snips of fabric!), and for that reason I avoid using stitching "gimmicks" like beads or fancy composite patterns in my quilt designs. The most I'll do is add some metallic ribbon, if I want a bit of sparkle. And as you can see in the detail photo below, just using a few easy stitches can create quite a bit of textural variety:
So if you'd like to stitch up your own miniature quilt for the new year, please skip on over to my website and get all the ordering info on this new CALICO STARS pattern!