OH, MY STARS!

A little note:

Before we go any further with the blocks, just a reminder that all blocks are 6.5 inches squared.  I have found this project to be addictive and have already made a half dozen blocks or so in the past week.   As I have been reading and studying the patterns, these blocks are fairly simple if you know how to make certain basic blocks and you can use the basic blocks to create beautiful stars!

The first 10 blocks will require only one block each.  When we get to the 11th block, then it will be 2 blocks each.  At block 19, we will make 3 blocks, and at block 23 and 24, it will be 4 blocks each.

The basic formula is 2 inch and 2.5 inch squared with 4 and 4.5 inches thrown in for good measure, and just a pinch of a few other sizes to make it interesting.  I have also found that making half-square triangles works a lot easier for me, at least, rather than making flying geese.  Once you get the basic formula down, the blocks go together fairly quickly as you can mix and match.

We will be making a lot of half-square triangles, four patch, nine patch, and fairly easy blocks that go together to make beautiful blocks. I have also found that I am using a lot of my 10 inch squares and when I cut, I go ahead and make as many 2 and 2.5 inch squares as possible, as I am mixing and matching the fabric to give the quilt some continuity.   There are other sizes to cut and I will let you know as we go along.   This is a good stash buster idea to use up your stash.

 

About cozyquilts

Hello and welcome to my website. My name is Donna. My hubby is retired and I am still working from home. I have twin daughters and am blessed with 4 grandchildren. We are owned by 4 cats that love to supervise and are very nosy. I have been quilting since 1996. In addition to making quilts for my family and friends, I also make charity quilts for Marjoree Mason Center and Valley Children's Hospital. Marjoree Mason Center is a local organization here that helps and supports battered and abused women and children get out of abusive relationships. Every Christmas I make several baby quilts for the women, along with a small stuffed animal. Valley Children's Hospital is a new venture for me that just started this year. Every month or so I drop off a couple of quilts along with a small toy, for the children. I use a lot of bright, fun fabrics to help cheer them up. I do special order quilts but please be advised in advance as I work full-time in addition to quilting, I only do a few during the year. Also, it may take up to 6 months to a year to completely finish a quilt as my sewing time is limited. I only do applique or patchwork and will incorporate machine embroidery into my patterns, when requested. Thank you for visiting and I hope to see you and friends again soon.
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