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!
What a fun block, Terri Ann! I am so glad you had time to join the hop. I love the layout of the design on point and look forward to seeing you make it in the future.
Oooh, I just love this block! It’s definitely my favorite from the hop so far. Offset and on point gives it even more of a wow factor. This is also a design that would lend itself well with print and blender fabrics. Thanks for the great block!
I couldn’t agree more Diana! Prints and blenders will work great with this block. I was actually surprised how much I loved the combination of the offset rows with this, it gives it a fun floral shape that way.
This is a block that has so many possibilities! I really love it!! And paper pieced too…I love that!
This block is so impactful. Love that layout! Thanks for sharing! I can see a mini barn quilt out of it. 🙂
Haha Sylvia, I’d be lying if I said most of my ideas look very Mini Barn Quilt-ey lately 🙂
This block is fantastic!!! I absolutely love your color placement and design. Awesome job!
This is such a fun block. I love that it is paper-pieced. I can see so many different layout options for this one.
Great block! Thanks for sharing.
Terri Ann, I love your block! This is definitely one I would be interested in making. I love how your choices is fabric/ color layout as well.
this is so pretty. thanks for sharing the pattern
Oooh very cool block! I love how you showed it tiles on point, what a great effect.
Really interesting design – has great movement and reminds me of fireworks for some reason!
Very nice block. I love the crispness of this paper pieced block Terri Ann. I
Great design for so many different fabrics! I love the way the colors stand out in this, very cool. I really love the design!
This is such a fun block! I love the design!
Absolutely STUNNIING block!! Love it!
I really like this block, especially with the on-point, off-set layout. I’m a very beginner paper-piecer but would like to try making it some time.
Love these blocks and the colorway. crystalbluern at tds dot net
The on point layout is lovely. It reminds me of a flower garden.
Wonderful! I really love your block. Your quilt layout is also lovely and I can visualize making it in pretty fabrics, or ombres!
Love this! And I agree — on point with offset rows is the way to go. : )
What a beautiful block! I love how sharp it looks with the dark points on the light background. Lovely work!
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