Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Star Sampler Block #1

Connie from Free Motion by the River kicks off our Star Sampler Blog Hop with a star-in-a-star design using three Venetian Glass prints on a background of white. The block is made from half-square triangles--nice and easy with great results! 



12 inch star block from Freemotion by the River

Connie: I was asked to make up a 12 inch finished star block and here is what I came up with. The beautiful fabrics used are Marblehead Venetian Glass by Ro Gregg for Fabri-Quilt. Fat quarters work perfectly for this!
Marblehead Venetian Glass Fabrics

Here is my star block and the cutting directions:




I like to stitch my HSTs (half square triangles) as shown. It is also a good idea to trim them and make sure they measure 2 1/2" inch square after you have stitched them.


Teal blocks
The diagram shows where the pieces will go in the block.
Teal sections
Peach blocks
Placement of the corner sections.
peach sections
This shows you the way I sew the sections together and then the rows.
Block Sections
Completed block. I hope you enjoy this block!
Star block diagram

Here it is again!
12 inch star block from Freemotion by the River

I can't wait to see the finished quilt after all the blocks have been shared!

Connie


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 which Venetian Glass print is your favorite (see them all here). 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 #2: Joanne
     Star #3: Fabri-Quilt blog team
     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




86 comments:

  1. Beautiful block and fabrics! I love the print with the circles the best in the green and purples, 120-7951. I follow on bloglovin' which is how I found this post. I also follow on GFC. Thanks for the inspiration ... :) Pat

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  2. Beautiful block! Love those colors. I follow via GFC.

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  3. I follow on Bloglovin'. I am fascinated by the variety of star patterns. Thank you.

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  4. Great block and fabrics. I like 120-7962 best. I have been happily following with GFC for a long time now.

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  5. That's a gorgeous block and perfect use of beautiful fabrics. I follow by email!

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  6. What a beautiful block! And I love the fabrics that Connie used. i really love 120-7972. The colors are absolutely wonderful. I am a follower via GFC/Bloglovin. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  7. I'm already a follower by e-mail. I love 120-7972, the colors and the marbleing are fabulous.

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  8. Love the block! I already am a follower via email. All of the Marblehead Venetian Glass fabrics are gorgeous, but if I have to choose one, it would be 120-7971

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  9. I'm already a follower by email. All the fabrics are beautiful but my favorite is
    120-7951, the circular design in blues, green and purples.
    the lady at hotmail.com

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  10. I follow by email and GFC. My favorite print is number 120-7981-- the one with the blue spirals on an aqua background. Connie's block is lovely. I follow her blog and know that she does lots of beautiful work.

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  12. Beautiful block Connie! The whole collection has just gorgeous color. My favorite has to be #120-7951. I just love the color combination of purples and blues.

    I have been a follower via email for quite some time now. I also am following with Bloglovin'.

    (sorry had to delete the first comment as I neglected to add one part of the requirement)

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  13. Love Connie's work, I follow you on bloglovin' and I really like the print 120-7951

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  14. I already follow through GFC. My favorite is 120-7982, beautiful!

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  15. What a beautiful block! I'm following on Feedly, Bloglovin and email. I love 120-8013. These are gorgeous fabrics. The blocks are awesome.

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  16. Great use of the fabrics. I follow via email, and my favorite Venetian Glass print is 120-7951. The colors are so rich! I love the feathery print, too. I can't wait to see more. Thanks.

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  17. I follow by email.

    I like 120-7951 the most.

    jachelno at gmail dot com

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  18. I follow thru GFC & Email :)

    Loooooove # 120-7991 BEST of all...tho they ARE allll Beautiful!

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  19. I signed up to follow by email. The fabrics are all beautiful, but my favorite is 120-8004. Thanks!

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  20. I follow you. I love all of them but probably 120-7951 the best.

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  21. I follow on bloglovin!
    My favorite print is 120-7981

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  22. Print 120-7972 is my favorite. I'm a follower with Bloglovin'. Thanks.

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  23. my favorite is 120-7982. It makes me feel refreshed. I follow on Bloglovin'.

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  24. I have been following by email for quite sometime which is how I read this post . My favorite is 120-7982 but they are all great !

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  25. I already follow your blog through Bloglovin.

    I love the gorgeous red in fabric 120-8004 and the colors in 120-7971.

    Sandy A

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  26. I love star patterns and this is a real winner. I follow on bloglovin.
    My favorite is the blue circles 120-7981

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  27. I'm in love with the blue circle 120-7951. I follow you by bloglovin' and email.

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  28. I would choose 120-7981. They are all beautiful! Love the star.

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  29. I follow you on Bloglovin. Any chance you could make the stars a pdf file so I wouldn't have to print all of this?

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  30. I also follow on Bloglovin. I love 120-7992. I can't wait to get started on these stars!

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  31. That is a great block and I can not wait to try it. I like the marblehead Venetian 220-7951, I love circles. I am following by eail, google and bloglovin, dont what to miss you.

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  32. Wondful star. I love teh way the Marblehead Venetian plays with the pattern

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  33. Fabulous!
    I follow via email and GFC!

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  34. They are all so gorgeous! My favourite is 120-7972. Exquisite!

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    1. Oh, and I follow you via GFC and email. :o)

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  35. The colors are beautiful and I love the center piece of the block, so different. I already follow you via email. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  36. I like the blue green florentine one 120-7971
    I just started following via bloglovin

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  37. Love the bright multi-colored swirling paisley print in this collection (120-7973)! It will go with just about any other bright color. I follow on Bloglovin' and Google+!

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  38. This is a beautiful block with beautiful fabrics! Excellent tutorial by Connie. I signed up to follow you and love 120-7971. Thanks for the chance!

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  39. Lovely block. I follow by email. I like 120-7963 best.
    Thanks for the chance. dragonfly9716 at yahoo dot com

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  40. I really love this block with the fabric that you chose!! Great job and thanks for the instructions! I really like 120-7951 the best! I follow you on Bloglovin!
    Dawn
    array-dawn at cox dot net

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  41. Great block! My favorite is 120-7981. I follow via email

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  42. I like the 120-7981. I follow on google

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  43. 120-7951 is my favorite. I follow your blog.

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  44. I follow on Google as well as Facebook. My favorite? All! I like 120-7962 for a neutral, and the coloration of 120-7993.

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  45. Beautiful block and great tutorial! My favorite is 120-7951 and I follow via email.

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  46. I love the fabrics! They colors and design are so rich. And star blocks are my favorite :)

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  47. This collection is just gorgeous!! I narrowed it down to 3 favorites: 120-7951, 120-7971 and 120-7981, love the blues & greens. I follow Inspired by Fabric via GFC.

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  48. I follow with bloglovin. My favorite fabric is 120-7983

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  49. I follow by email, and my favorite is 120-7963. Love the star block.

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  50. What beautiful fabric. Hard to pick just one favorite. I guess if I have to pick then 120-7981 is my favorite. Thanks for the chance.

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  51. I'm following on BlogLovin and Facebook. I also really like 120-7972 Venetian Glass. So pretty!

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  52. I follow by email and my favorite is the 120-7951.....Love your block Connie. Thanks

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  53. Awesome block, I love anything Teal!!

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  54. Such a beautiful block! My fave fabric is the 220-7851.

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  55. Great block, and so easy to switch out all the colors on. My favorites are the circle fabrics.

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  56. I follow by email. I love all of the fabrics, but if I must choose I love the blue/green combinations. Thanks for the chance to win.

    Janet

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  57. Love the stars! Being a newbie, love the samplers that have many different blocks. I follow via-email. My favs of the line would have to be the purples and greens. :)
    craftyccain@gmail.com

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  58. I follow by email and blog lovin and I love all the teal colors in this line.

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  59. I just signed up to follow via email as well as a couple of your pinterest boards. I love all of the fabric but especially like 120-7982. Thanks for the opportunity to win. My email address is 2bquilting247 at hotmail dot ca.

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  60. Marblehead Venetian Glass by Ro Gregg (Dec , follow with Blovin

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  61. Love your block and the choice of fabrics are amazing...I really like color so my favorite Marblehead Venetian Glass is 120-7972 and 120-7973

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  62. I get the newsletter by email. I really like the fabrics Connie used, 120-7952 is gorgeous. Thanks.

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  63. Love this block. I used different fabric, so I appliqued some circles in the center square. I follow Inspired by Fabric in Bloglovin, and I follow Connie by email.

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  64. I love 120-7973! I follow through Bloglovin! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  65. Beautiful star and great colours choices!!! My favorite is 120-8011 - gorgeous colours and texture!!!

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  66. I am following your blog via Bloglovin' - thanks for an extra chance... I love batiks!!

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  67. FOLLOW ON BLOG LOVIN'
    THANKS FOR A CHANCE!

    msstitcher1214@gmail.com

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  68. HI,my favorite is 120- 7972 !
    Thanks for sharing!

    msstitcher1214@gmail.com

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  69. I chose 120-7971, love the blend of colors.

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  70. I am a new follower via bloglovin' Would like it if you would follow me too.

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  71. I am a follower with RSS Feeds. I like 120-8011. Great tutorial on making your star. Thanks for sharing and for the chance to win some fun fabric.

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  72. I follow via Bloglovin. Venetian Glass is an gorgeous fabric line! I especially love the blue glass balls - 120-7951. Thanks for the chance to win! And thank you Connie for this beautiful block!

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  73. I have signed up to follow by email

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  74. OOops - forgot to say how nice the fabric is.

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  75. I follow on BlogLovin' and I love the blue with the swirls! pbstrand@msn.com

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  76. i love all of your fabric, not just this collection. my favorite of this collection? i love the blue glass balis 120-7951 but it is hard to choose just one! babscorbitt@gmail.com

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  77. I follow by email. I love this collection. My favorites are the top two. Thanks

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  78. I'm already a Bloglovin follower. My favorite is the 120-7951. Love the circles, and have always loved purples and greens, teals, etc. these are all gorgeous though. Thanks for sharing.
    Rae (nrhaller@aol.com)

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  79. I now follow by email. I really like both 120-7981 and 120-7982. Love the colorful swirls! very fun! The entire collection is great!

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  80. I really like 120-8011. Such rich color and beautiful blending of the blue and the green with such a graceful over print. I'm following this blog.

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  81. I follow on bloglovin, Google, and email. I really love the cream and teal, 120-8002. It is beautiful! Thanks

    tdkcarpenoctem@hotmail.com

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  82. I follow on bloglovin, and I love 120-7981.

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