Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Star Sampler Block #6

Due to a technical difficulty, we're switching up the order of bloggers today. Here's block #6, made by the Fabri-Quilt blog team, a slightly different take on a basic star block.  Like many of the others, this block is made using half-square triangles, and doubling up on these HSTs is what makes the different colored tips. Enjoy!

This sampler series of nine star blocks began last week and will run all of this week as well. The star blocks are made using Ro Gregg's Marblehead Venetian Glass fabrics. If you missed blocks #1-4, you'll find links for them at the bottom of this post. Plus, don't miss the chance to enter a giveaway to win a bundle of these gorgeous prints! 




You'll need:
One 6-1/2" red square
Two 4-1/2" red squares
Two 4-1/2" aqua squares
Four 4" white squares
Four 3-1/2" white squares

Draw a diagonal line on the wrong side of the two 4-1/2" aqua squares and the four 4" white squares.

Pair a marked aqua square right sides together with a 4-1/2" red square. Sew a scant 1/4" on either side of the drawn line. Cut on the drawn line and press units open. Trim units to measure 4" square.

Lay a marked 4" white square right sides together on a red/aqua HST, with the seam of the HST perpendicular to the marked line. 

Sew a scant 1/4" on either side of the drawn line. Cut on the drawn line and press units open. Trim units to measure 3-1/2" square, making sure to position the intersection of the 1-3/4" lines on the ruler where the three seams meet (see photo). This will ensure that your star point units get trimmed evenly.

Lay out the eight HST units, four 3-1/2" white squares, and one 6-1/2" red center square as shown.

Sew the HST units into pairs, noting orientation.

Sew these double star point units to the sides of the center square. Sew 3-1/2" white squares to both short ends of the remaining double star point units. Sew to the center row to finish the 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--do you typically make quilts using fabric only from one collection, or more scrappy? 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 #3: Fabri-Quilt blog team
     Star #4: Dawn from Spring Water Designs
     Star #5: Heidi from The Whimsical Workshop
     Star #7: Shanna from Fiber of All Sorts
     Star #8: Tammy from Tamarinis
     Star #9: Monica from Diary of a Quilt Maven


50 comments:

  1. Very pretty block. I follow via GFC.

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  2. Great block. I follow your blog.

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  3. Great block! I follow by Bloglovin'. pbstrand@msn.com Oh, and I make a lot of scrappy quilts.

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  4. Another wonderful star. I follow you bloglovin', GFC, email.

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  5. I follow via GFC and email. Interesting how the fabric placement changes the look of that star! My quilts are made from a whole mix of fabrics from lots of different collections.

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  6. Fun block!! Sometimes I mix fabrics and other times I use fabrics from just one collection..depends on the project. I follow via email…thanks for the sweet giveaway!

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  7. Thanks for the tutorial and the chance to win this awesome fabric. ! I follow you on Facebook and via Bloglovin. I often start with a collection but I almost always add scraps. Then when the scrap pile gets overwhelming, I do a scrap quilt.

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  8. Thanks for the great block! I follow by email!

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  9. Great block!
    I follow via GFC and email
    Mostly scrappy for me!

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  10. I follow by email. I mix and match my fabrics for quilts until I find the combination I am looking for - scrappy, I guess. Thanks!

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  11. Loving these blocks. Can't wait to have them all and start my own! Thanks! I follow you by email and on Feedly. I have been using collection pieces, but that's because I tend to buy precuts. Now I've built a scrap stash I can be more scrappy now.

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  12. I follow by e-mail. I am usually grabbing fabric from my stash and then maybe buying others to coordinate with them. I have a few collections on hand, but I've not made a quilt from only one fabric collection.

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  13. I'm a follower with Bloglovin'. If I'm using precuts, then my quilts tend to be from one collection - otherwise they're scrappy. Thanks.

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  14. I follow via email. Generally I mix and match fabrics in my projects. Thanks for the chance to win.

    Janet

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  15. I follow via email and bloglovin. Scrappy vs collection depends on the quilt and if the collection is in precuts. I've used some collections, but usually add in another fabric or two. Often, it's the background or another border, to tie it all together. I've also done some that I just pulled fabrics from my stash, so totally mixed scrappy.

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  16. I follow from email as well as Facebook notices. I love working with a collection when I can, but will also go with scrappy when I need to.

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  17. Great block. I really do like the colors in this collection. I am a long time follower via email and on Bloglovin'. I most times have used fabrics from one collection although lately I have been doing some scrappy projects.

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  18. I already follow thru Bloglovin & Email :)

    I think working with a Collection makes it easier (for me anyhow...lol).....but sometimes I just like using an assortment that strikes me. Looove Scrappy!

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  19. Oh, really like this block - see so many possabilities with this one. I follow with GFC - it depends on the quilt, design, block whether I use a collection or go scrappy - but I prefer scrappy.

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  20. I follow with GFC. I do make scrappy quilts but many of my quilts are made with fabrics that I bundle together myself for my 'personal collection'

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  21. I follow by GFC and email and most of my quilts are scrappy .

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  22. I am following by e-mail. and yes I do more of the scrappy look.

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  23. I follow by GFC. I really love scrappy quilts so I prefer to use a variety of different fabrics instead of a collection. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  24. Ifollow via email at 2bquilting247 at hotmail dot ca. I love the look of scrappy quilts but normally use a collection along with some other fabric. I love working with batiks. Thanks for opportunity to win.

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  25. Oops I forgot to add to my comment that I enjoy using the fabric of my choice most of the quilts I make are my own design. :)

    Peg x

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  26. I follow through Bloglovin. I like to use fabrics that go together, but not necessarily from the same line.

    Sandy A

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  27. I follow via GFC. Sometimes I use collections and sometimes I make more scrappy quilts, depends on the project mostly. Thanks for the chance to win these beautiful fabrics.

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  28. I am enjoying all these stars! I usually use a collection of fabrics; choosing my own fabrics is something I need to work on. Thanks for sharing and for the chance at your giveaway.y

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  29. I follow via email. I like to use fabrics from different collections. I like this color selection.

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  30. I follow via Bloglovin'. I often use fabrics from the same line and add matching fabric colours from another line if needed. The only time I use fabric from all sorts of fabric lines, is if the project is scrappy. Love this block!!
    ps the giveaway instructions say to send you an email but I don't know the address... is putting a comment here suffice? I sure don't want to miss out on a chance for this awesome giveaway!!

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  31. Great block. I follow on Bloglovin. I like the scrappy look. I am making these blocks with various fat quarters of blue and green with scrappy off white backgrounds.

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  32. I love scrappy quilts! And I follow on bloglovin.

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  33. i like both types of piecing. if i have a collection i try to find a pattern that is "tailored made" for the fibric but with scraps it is just a matter of a pleasing setting. thank you for a great giveaway. babscorbitt@gmail.com

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  34. I follow through Bloglovin. Mine are mostly scrappy. I like to pick out my own color/fabric choices so my quilt isn't like anyone else's.

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  35. I follow by email.
    I don't think I have ever made a quilt from a single collection - I always prefer to mix and match different collections and even styles.

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  36. I am a follower and I love to make scrappy or a mix at least from collections! thanks!

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  37. Great block! I am already a follower via email. Right now, I am into scrappy.

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  38. I follow through bloglovin' and I am a collection girl, I have a hard time stepping out of my comfort zone, that being said I am right now working on my FIRST scrappy quilt.

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  39. I like this block but I REALLY like this fabric. Beautiful. I am a follower. I make both types of quilts.

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  40. I get the newsletter. I'm a scrappy quilter. I may get a jelly roll of a complete collection but I always flesh it out with fabrics from my stash. Thanks.

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  41. Follow you through Bloglovin. I usually do not buy lines of fabric, mainly because I can't afford it, retired, and money is tight. That being said, I love scrappy quilts, but do not have enough scraps yet to even think of beginning.
    Rae (nrhaller@aol.com)

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  42. I follow via e-mail and love your blog! The scrappier the better! I quilt by color not collection.
    craftyccain@gmail.com

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  43. My quilts are more scrappy. I follow via bloglovin. Thanks

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  44. My first quilt was a sampler from Craftsy's Amy Gibson BOM class. I made a baby quilt for my granddaughter. I follow you via e-mail.
    craftyccain@gmail.com

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  45. i am following on bloglovin and I usually try to pick mostly from my stash and then add some never a complete line

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  46. I receive your newsletter. I really like this block. So different. Lately I've been more scrappy. Trying to use up my stash!

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  47. I am following Inspired by Fabric and my quilts have fabric from my stash with supplemental new fabric needed for the pattern I happen to making at the time. There is no way for me to keep up with manufacturers, I just go with what ever looks like my vision of what I want to go together.

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  48. I follow on bloglovin, Google, and email. I'm new so I've pretty much started out with everything scrappy and mixed collections depending on whether I like the look. Thanks for the giveaway!

    tdkcarpenoctem@hotmail.com

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  49. Follow by email, and I tend to use fabrics from more than one line when making a quilt.

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