Pixie Dust Star Block

After making the Pixie Star block in the 6” sizes, I want to use the design to make a baby quilt with a single, giant star. Love this star! All those pieces might be a little easier to sew, too! This block, designed by Kelly Bowser of Kelbysews, is totally customizable, and would look great in a monochromatic, ombre, rainbow, 2 tone, or any other color scheme you can think of!

Happy Sewing!

Pattern: Summer Sampler 2017
Fabric: Anna Maria Horner

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Spring Star Summer Sampler 2017I just love Spring Star, Block #10 of the Summer Sampler 2017.  This block was made for bold prints, don’t you think?!

How much do I like this block? Enough to unpick quite a bit because I was lazy and hurrying when I made it, and the center wasn’t even close to kind of matching. Ha!

I have enjoyed using so many different prints by Anna Maria Horner in this quilt (and especially this block). Don’t forget to check out the #summersampler2017 hashtag, lots of beautiful and varied blocks will start popping up today.

Spring Star TipOne quick tip when making this paper pieced block–when you put right sides together, match up the fabric (to the right of the pin) and not the corners of the pieces. You can see here there is a little triangle overlap (to the right of the word “allowance”) when you match seams, not pattern pieces.  When I first sewed 2 pieces together, I tried to match up the corners of the pattern pieces. It doesn’t work!

Happy Sewing!

Pattern: Summer Sampler 2017
Fabric: Anna Maria Horner [6 different fabric lines, if I counted right]

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Midland Star Final

This is Midland Star, Block #9 of the Summer Sampler 2017. This is a fun one with a few basic techniques–hourglass blocks and diamond in a square piecing, along with triangles in the corner.

My 6” version is a little different, and is meant to join 2 other 6” blocks I have made as test blocks. It looks quite different like this [wild prints add to that, I think!]
Midland Star 2My favorite part each week is seeing the wide variety of blocks that people make–everything from black backgrounds, to solids, to vibrant prints, to rainbow color schemes, to very limited palettes–you can check out the blocks on Instagram under the hashtag #summersampler2017.

Happy sewing!

Pattern: Summer Sampler 2017
Fabric: Anna Maria Horner + Laura Gunn Painters Canvas from my stash

 

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Summer Sampler Red White and Blue For years, I have wanted to make a Red, White + Blue Star Mini Quilt.

I think this is a good start!

Block: Turning Star by Lynne Goldsworthy
Pattern: Summer Sampler 2017

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