Monday, September 28, 2009

Progress Report


I have had a busy weekend putting into place some of the preparation work to make these large star blocks.  This block is pieced from just plain squares and Half  Square Triangle blocks.  Putting all these pieces together though is not as difficult or confusing as it looks.

 FOUR-PATCH BLOCKS - Measuring 4.5 inches incl. seam allowances

Ultimately each of these large star blocks is made up from just two different four-patch blocks that alternate and rotate as required.  Eight of both of these four patch blocks are needed to make up one of the large star blocks.

 Large Star Blocks
Measuring 16.5 inches square
These blocks have been fun to make and look quite a spectacle  together.  My scrap bin has been a great source for most of the printed fabrics but I can't see the bottom yet.  Four blocks are finished, five more to go!


29 comments:

  1. Wow...thank you for the instruction on how to make those blocks. This is going in my "to try" basket.

    Also, I am a VERY new quilter and just wanted to thank you for the inspiration you've given me over the past month or so!

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  2. Oh, what beautiful blocks. Thanks for the info. I have to go start one now.

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  3. Oh my goodness--these blocks are bee-you-tee-full!!! Your scrap bin is a treasure chest!

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  4. Those blocks are stunning! You're so creative. This looks like something I may have to try... I can't wait to see it finished!

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  5. I'm going to have to try this someday too - it looks so striking with the white and brights.

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  7. They look gorgeous! The rainbow of colours are just brilliant :)

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  8. Just beautiful! I love the way the colours pop against the white. Can't wait to see how the whole quilt comes together.

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  9. It's going to be a ripper!!!
    Love your work!!
    Andi :-)

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  10. The quilting genius strikes again!

    Love it Rita!

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  11. Those blocks are stunning - can't wait to see the whole quilt!

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  12. Gorgeous colours, how stunning looking forward to the end result!!

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  13. Thank you so much. I love the colors and the patterns and have kept your instructions to make it some day!

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  14. I think making one and framing it would be awesome!

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  15. i love making star blocks.. they are my favorite!! & your colors just make them pop!

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  16. What a cute blog! Come join us at My Great Retreat!

    Meghan
    www.mygreatretreat.com
    www.tuckerstaketennessee.blogspot.com

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  17. Happy, happy quilt blocks! I just love them because they make me smile :o)

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  18. Oh those are just beautiful! I'm just starting to appreciate the star blocks (especially the wonky ones) and this is the first time I've seen the expanded version. They are really striking!

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  19. WOW! Those are amazing! I just love how the white makes each of the colored blocks burst in color! Jenn

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  20. i love the rainbow of colors in the blocks. This is going to be gorgeous!

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  21. These are gorgeous! Do you mind if I put some pics with a link back on my blog?

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  22. I ADORE that - I don't want to go back to work - EVER!

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  23. Gosh, I'd love to play in your scrap bin. The blocks are wonderful and I love that you explained how they go together, thanks for sharing.

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  24. These blocks are amazing and to think that there are just 2 foundations pieces. Just lovely...again!

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  25. I love the large stars. Beautiful. They look so intimidating to me. Maybe someday.

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