Monday, August 11, 2014

Stars and Crosses

Block making for others has been the theme around here lately as I get caught up on bees and guild projects.

Square and Star block
Susan for our MCM Bee requested 12.5" star blocks with black background to make a quilt similar to this one.  I used the Square and Star pattern (from Judy Hopkins 501 Rotary-Cut Quilt Blocks) but made the corners HSTs.

Flying Cloud block
 From the same book, I made a 12.5" Flying Cloud star block for our guild's Festival of Trees quilt project.   Don't know what was going on with my camera.  The lighting is really off and the blocks are so much brighter in real life.

Tula Pink City Sampler block
After making 12.5" blocks, this 6.5" block seems tiny.  The block is number 15 from Tula Pink's 100 Modern Quilt Blocks book.  This block is also for our Festival of Trees quilt.  We are using fabrics from the Christmas themed 25th and Pine by Moda.  I got a glimpse of the stack of blocks turned in so far and they look amazing.  I can't wait to see these blocks all laid out.

Look for more quilt block pictures coming soon as I work on August blocks ;-)))
Thanks for stopping by and happy stitching,


  1. Cool blocks! Bet it's a good feeling to get caught up again.

  2. Fun patterns and colors! Love them all.

  3. Love your blocks! I've gotten so far behind on everything, but I'll have to get some sewing done this week!

  4. Thank you Rene, I love my block! They are slowly rolling in...