Friday, February 26, 2010

The Star Puzzle Block

The call of the sewing machine did not go unheeded today.


This patchwork block is called the Star Puzzle block, although I have altered the suggested fabric layout a little.  The inspiration for this block came from Quick & Easy Block Tool by  C&T Publishing.  - Block #87

 
This pocket-sized guide features rotary-cutting instructions for 102 traditional quilt blocks in 5 different sizes.   Although these blocks are simple, and I may not necessarily need the cutting and layout instructions, I do enjoy these kind of references, and can be found on my bedside table for late night browsing and inspiration.

Originally uploaded by Denyse Schmidt Quilts
Katie Jump Rope

The fabrics: -  lots of Katie Jump Rope and Flea Market Fancy by Denyse Schmidt.  I am ensuring that my Katie Jump Rope stash is abundant and have this week replenished it at The Fabric Bee on Etsy. You just can't have too much of Katie Jump.

27 comments:

  1. Looking at your stash I have to agree. Such pretty colours and lovely patterns.

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  2. The blocks look fantastic. I bought the block guide after seeing it on your blog awhile ago. I love it for flicking through and the guide for making different sizes.

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  3. This blocks looks very much like the "dutch pinwheel" block which I discovered by looking for pinwheels for Lara. I think I should get myself one of those nifty guides. Thanks for the tip!

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  4. That block is beautiful! I love it in the Katie Jump Rope fabric. Looking forward to seeing them in a quilt!

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  5. The blocks look great! I love the one in the center bottom row. Katie jump rope is a fun line and I look forward to seeing the finished quilt!

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  6. If only I could have the loot, all so pretty :o)

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  7. Yum!

    You can never have too much KJR, in fact, I think it's a bit like milk and bread - essential supplies ;)

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  8. Those blocks are fantastic! The fabric just makes me smile. I just want to hold it.

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  9. that is a neat looking tool - I had not seen it before.
    Karen
    http://karensquilting.com/blog/

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  10. Love those blocks... And that pocket tool sounds quite useful. I'll be visiting Hancock's of Paducah tomorrow. Need to pick that up.

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  11. Love those blocks! I am just completing a baby quilt with the Browns and blue from Kaitie Jump and am thinking I need to re-load the supply.

    As an aside, I used your tip on zig zag for binding and am SO happy with it!! no more ripples! Thanks!

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  12. You DID alter that block -- I had to look closely to realize that your block was the same on on the little sample stick. Very cool!

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  13. Lovely blocks, and I love the fabrics.

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  14. Lovely blocks! And what handy dandy little tool you have. I think I need to run out and buy one of those too. Thanks for sharing. Jenn

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  15. I actually saw that fun little quilt block tool at my local Joanns craft store! I may have to pick it up - plus its travel size :-)

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  16. Great fabric and book! Your blocks are adorable and will be very striking with all of the white!

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  17. that block tool is so clever!

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  18. Your fabrics are awesome. It's always so interesting to see what fabrics other quilters choose. Love the pattern too!

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  19. I have the same little booklet (after your first recommendation), maybe I need to start reading it at night...these blocks are fantastic!!

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  20. Beautiful blocks - I love blocks with a white background!

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  21. I just *love* that Star Puzzle block! I mean, it really makes me happy inside . . . and puts a huge grin on my face! I'm going to have to do something with that block in the very near future. Thank you for sharing! :)

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  22. These blocks are fresh and beautiful, and of course the KJR looks great with your signature white contrast!

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  23. These blocks are fresh and beautiful, and of course the KJR looks great with your signature white contrast!

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  24. you have such a beautiful blog. I love looking through it. Linda in IN

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  25. The blocks are lovely in the KJR. I never tire of HSTs and their variations.

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  26. So jealous of all the Katie Jump! I am so in love with that blue bandana print but hadn't until recently felt the urge to make something out of it... and now it's so hard to find!

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