Thursday, March 6, 2014

Star Sampler Block #3

Welcome back for star #3 in our sampler series featuring Ro Gregg's Marblehead Venetian Glass fabrics! This block comes from the Fabri-Quilt blog team, based on a block in Maggie Malone's 5500 Quilt Block Designs book. (Great block reference book if you don't have it!) 


Here's the block:

 Using quick corners and half-square triangles, this block sews up easily; just make sure you pay attention to placement of the points of you'll accidentally have another wonky star! :) This block can easily be made from fat quarters. 

You'll need:
Two 4" green print squares
Two 3-1/2" x 6-1/2" red print pieces
Two 3-1/2" x 6-1/2" marble print pieces
Two 4" white squares
Six 3-1/2" white squares


Draw a diagonal line on the wrong side of all the white squares.

Lay a 4" marked white square on a 4" green square, right sides facing. Stitch 1/4" on either side of the drawn line and cut apart on the line. 

Press open to make a half-square triangle. Trim to measure 3-1/2" square. Make 4.

Lay a 3-1/2" marked white square on a 3-1/2" x 6-1/2" marble piece. Pay attention to which way the marked line is going; make sure it's oriented the same way on each piece as in the photo below. Stitch ON the line (different from making the half-square triangles). Stitch white squares to 2 marble pieces and 2 red print pieces.

Trim 1/4" past the seam and press open. Make 2 marbled and 2 red.

Lay out the half-square triangle units, the red and marbled units, and the 3-1/2" white squares to make a block as shown in the photo. Make sure all pieces are oriented correctly.

Following the picture below, sew a half-square triangle unit to a 3-1/2" white square. Sew to the edge of a marbled or red unit. Make 2 with the marbled units and 2 with the red units. These are your quarter blocks.


Sew the quarter blocks together to make halves, and join the two halves to complete your block. 


For a chance to win one of 3 fat quarter bundles of Marblehead Venetian Glass, sign up to follow Inspired by Fabric (using the "follow" button or the "follow by email" button in the right hand side bar) and leave an email letting us know you did, as well as telling us if you've ever made a sampler quilt before. You can leave a comment to enter once for each post during the Star Sampler hop (9 entries total). The giveaway will be open through Monday, March 17th at 11:59 EST, and we'll randomly pick 3 winners on Wednesday of that week. 

Make sure you catch the tutorials for all the blocks in the sampler!
     Star #1: Connie of Free Motion by the River
     Star #2: Joanne
     Star #4: Dawn from Spring Water Designs
     Star #5: Heidi from The Whimsical Workshop
     Star #6: Fabri-Quilt blog team
     Star #7: Shanna from Fiber of All Sorts
     Star #8: Tammy from Tamarinis
     Star #9: Monica from Diary of a Quilt Maven

55 comments:

  1. I follow via email. Absolutely love the marble fabric. I have made a sampler quilt using embroidery blocks and pieced blocks. Thanks for the chance to win.

    Janet

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  2. I follow via email and GFC. I made a sampler quilt many years ago with some rather intricate paper pieced star blocks. Thanks for the chance in the giveaway.

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  3. I follow by email. I am loving these stars and the fabric choices!

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    1. and yes, I've made several samplers, including star samplers!

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  4. Great block - my favourite star so far!
    I've made just one sampler!
    I follow via email and GFC

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  5. I already follow with GFC - and I have mande many samplers from mini's to queen size.

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  6. I follow with email. Yes, I've done at least two sampler quilts. One is still unfinished and one is long gone. I did get bitten by the "star" bug about 15 years ago, and made a star sampler and the recipient loved it.

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  7. I follow you by bloglovin. beautiful stars!

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  8. Love these stars! I have made many sampler quilts by way of BOM classes.

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  9. Really like this one! I follow by e-mail and Bloglovin'.

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  10. I already am a follower via email. The first quilt class that I took was for a sampler quilt. Each session we learned a different block. It was a great class,and I still have the quilt.

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  11. I follow by GFC. I really love this block. The marbled fabric is gorgeous. Yes, I have made many sampler quilts. It gives me a chance to try new blocks without committing to a whole quilt. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  12. Gotta love sampler quilts! I love the fabric line also. Faves include the purples and greens. I follow via e-mail.
    craftyccain@gmail.com

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  13. I have never made a sampler quilt, but would love to make one.
    I follow your blog.

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  14. I am following by e-mail and google. I love the colors in this block, I have not made any star quilts or a star, but love to try these out.

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  15. I mostly made Samplers. I follow by GFC and email.

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  16. Beautiful block. I follow via GFC.

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  17. I follow by email and I love that block. I just finished a sampler and love doing them as I learn from each block

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  18. I follow by e-mail as well as on Facebook and Blogger. I have made numerous samplers in my quilting life. This is a great looking block.

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  19. I follow by email and I have made many samplers, they are my favorite type of quilt !

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  20. I love these star blocks! I follow via email and I just made my first sampler quilt last year.

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  21. The star blocks are great! I follow with GFC and I have never made a sampler quilt before. thanks!

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  22. Yes, one of the first quilts I made was a hand stitched, hand quilted sampler. It is a great way to try out different patterns. I made the ones for a class and then I kept going and probably made 8-9 more and I had enough for a bed sized quilt.

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  23. Have done 2 quilt samplers during classes. Thanks for a chance to win

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  24. I follow on bloglovin' and have never made a sampler.

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  25. I have blocks made for a sampler from a LQS class. I still need to sew them into a top and quilt. I follow with GFC.

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  26. I follow thru Email & GFC :) I have never made a Sampler Quilt. (Yet....lol)

    Loooove the fabrics you made your Star with!!

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  27. I follow via GFC. And I have made two samplers quite some time ago and have a file for a future one. LOVE this fabric!

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  28. I follow via email and Bloglovin. I made the blocks for one sampler quilt, but haven't finished the top. Oh, make that 2. I have a third ready to quilt. And another planned, plus shop hop quilts to do. And... I guess I need to get sewing, lol

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  29. I follow through Bloglovin.

    Sampler quilts are my favorite types to make! I have 3 or 4 sampler tops made or in the process right now! I don't get bored making the same block that way.
    Sandy A

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  30. I already follow your blog via email and also on Bloglovin'. Yes, I have made a sampler quilt as a block of the month quilt. It ended up being a bit larger than a lap sized quilt.

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  31. I haven't made a sampler quilt yet, but my 3 sisters & I are planning to do a group one soon. I'm a follower with Bloglovin'. Thanks.

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  32. I follow through GFC and email. I've never made a sampler quilt, this will be my first.

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  33. Hi! I am a new follower via email and pinterest. My main email address is 2bquilting247 at hotmail dot ca. I have not made a sampler quilt yet. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

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  34. Pretty block. I have not made a sampler quilt yet, but I am sure I will some day. Thanks for the chance to win! dragonfly9716 at yahoo dot com

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  35. I haven't made a sampler quilt, at least not intentionally. I have pieced together orphan blocks into a kitchen sink quilt. I get the newsletter email. THanks.

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  36. I follow by Bloglovin. Love sampler quilts. I have made a number of them.
    Oops, you need 8 white 3 1/2 inch squares, not 6..

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  37. I have done only 1 sampler quilt. Thanks for the chance to win some awesome fabric.

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  38. I follow via bloglovin. I love to make sampler quilts. Love these fabrics.

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  39. I follow with RSS Feeds. I haven't made a sampler quilt before. Thanks for the sharing and for the chance to win some wonderful fabric.

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  40. I follow by email. Ihaven't made a sampler quilt for a while- but I like the idea of a starry sampler.

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  41. I have not made a sampler quilt before but I saw a sampler barn quilt and I thought that would be fun to make!! I am following your blog via Bloglovin'!! Thanks for the chance!!

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  42. I am a follower. I love your color choices for this block.

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  43. I've made a few samplers, I love playing with different blocks in the same quilt! Oh, and I follow by Bloglovin'. pbstrand@msn.com

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  44. I follow by email. I have never made a sampler quilt, but I want to. Thanks!

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  45. i follow via email. i have never made a sampler quilt, but think it is time to try one. babscorbitt@gmail.com

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  46. I follow via email. I have never made a sampler. My mother in law and I are planning on making one soon. Maybe get everything ready this summer and make it in the fall.

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  47. I follow! I have not made a sampler quilt :( on the to do list!

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  48. I follow via Bloglovin. I started a sampler quilt by hand piecing years ago. I ran out of steam at almost half way, when I decided to change my bedroom colors, so it would no longer go with my color scheme. I don't think I got rid of it, just not sure where it might be. Hmmmmmm.......
    Rae (nrhaller@aol.com)

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  49. I'm a follower! I've made one sampler quilt. I collected blocks (blue & white) on a shop hop. I finished it and then entered it in my guild's quilt show. It was the first quilt I'd ever entered in a show. I was so proud!

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  50. I follow this blog and actually, now that I think about it, I made an applique block of the month which I guess is an applique sampler. It must have come out well as it won an honorable mention ribbon at the local guild show.

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  51. I follow on bloglovin,Google, and email. I've never made a sampler before but I'm very new. I plan to do one soon when I get a little more experience. Thanks

    tdkcarpenoctem@hotmail.com

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  52. Follow on email, and love this star too. They just keep getting better. I like 120-7972 best today.

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