Monday, August 20, 2012

It's MY Favorite Star Too!

On my design wall right now is this star block. Isn't it wonderful?! I found it on this great blog that I've been reading for many, many months--

When I read this blog post and it mentioned "my favorite star" I thought, "yeah, right. . . there are so many beautiful star blocks". But I took a look and, Oh MY! I was totally smitten and HAD to make this block! The blog had a really good, easy to understand tutorial for cutting and sewing the block. There are 49 pieces, people, but I think it's pretty enough that I might make a whole quilt out of it.

I drafted it on EQ7 and colored it several different ways but in the end, had to do it just like I saw it on the blog--well, maybe mine has a little more raspberry than true red in it.

I pinned it to my Pinterest wall so I'd always be able to find it and finally collected all the fabrics I needed to start on it. In fact, I made a few more. . .  I think I need to put sashing between the blocks, don't you? (The red fabric--maybe 2 1/2 or 3 inches? Each block is 14").

Take a look at all the other design walls on Judy's blog today!


Barb in Mi said...

Love the star - we made it a while back as blockery at the quilt guild.

Judy D in AZ said...

This is an outstanding star!!!! Yours are lovely. Thanks for yours and the source site. I can see this on my must do list.

Dora, the Quilter said...

Beautiful star! Love the colors too.

Sharie - Moss Bluff said...

Beautiful star.........I think your sashing may be too wide. I would audition different sizes before I cut my fabric and look at it on your design wall at a distance. Red would be pretty bold and you might end up only seeing red.