I’m so excited to be here for the second annual New Quilt Block Hop! Last year I hosted with Cheryl, Yvonne & Stephanie but this year I’ve needed to focus on Mini Barn Quilts and prepping all the Country Living Exclusive blocks.
This year we got to use this lovely color palette from Paintbrush Studio’s new solid fabrics. My block is based on a sketch I was working out earlier this year. I chose to turn the design into a foundation paper piece template to get lovely sharp edges. You can download the 4 page PDF of templates here.
The PDF template includes information on what size pieces you need to cut to make the pattern. You’ll need 2 of each unit A and B and 4 of unit C.
Foundation paper piecing
The templates are labeled with the order in which you should follow. If you are familiar with foundation paper piecing then you’ll recognize this labeling system. If you are new to foundation paper piecing then I’d recommend checking out this foundation paper piecing tutorial on Craftsy to learn more about this technique on a more basic FPP design first!
After the units are all assembled, you’ll need to trim them up
Once the units are trimmed, arrange them as shown below.
Sew the units into rows.
Then sew rows together to complete this fun star block!
If you missed the link earlier, you can download the 4 page PDF of templates here.
After I had designed the block I was playing with layouts and really hope at some point I can make the time to explore this beautiful layout with this star with sashing, both on point and with offset rows.
Thanks for stopping by and be sure to check out all the other beautiful blocks that my favorite other quilt bloggers are sharing today and be sure to check out the hosts’ posts for information about 6 different giveaways going on during the hop!
Day 1 (Monday 3/28)
Host: Yvonne of Quilting Jetgirl
Jess of Quilty Habit
Silvia of A Stranger View
Cristy of Love You Sew
Kelly of Quilting It Out
Renee of Quilts of a Feather
Bernie of Needle and Foot
Terri Ann of Childlike Fascination
Chelsea of Patch the Giraffe
Mary of Quilting is in my Blood
Diana of Red Delicious Life
Sarah of 123 Quilt
Day 2 (Tuesday 3/29)
Host: Cheryl of Meadow Mist Designs
Kim of Leland Ave Studios
Andrea of The Sewing Fools
Cassandra of The (not so) Dramatic Life
Stephanie of Quilt’n Party
Irene of Patchwork and Pastry
Tish of Tish’s Adventures in Wonderland
Abby of Hashtag Quilt
Sarah of Smiles Too Loudly
Carrie of The Zen Quilter
Wanda of Wanda’s Life Sampler
Jayne of Twiggy and Opal
Day 3 (Wednesday 3/30)
Host: Stephanie of Late Night Quilter
Vicki of Orchid Owl Quilts
Shelly of The Carpenter’s Daughter Who Quilts
Amy of 13 Spools
Geraldine of Living Water Quilter
Jan of The Colorful Fabriholic
Sharla of Thistle Thicket Studio
Jinger of Trials of a Newbie Quilter
Kathryn of Kupitis
Jane of Jolly and Delilah
Josi of Avocado Quilts
Deanna of Stitches Quilting
Lori of SewPsyched!
Pinterest Board of All 2016 New Block Hop Block tutorials!