28 August, 2011

Stumped No More

I had been stumped by the four pointed star block pictured in a previous post. I couldn't identify it, or figure out how to piece it. Yesterday, I drafted it in EQ and printed out the exploded block diagram. (Once again, EQ to the rescue!) I printed the pieces onto freezer paper, cut them apart on the solid lines and pressed them onto the wrong side of the fabric. I added 1/4" all around, marked the corners and carefully stitched the pieces back together. I did stop, needle down, and pivot to accommodate that weird set-in shape; it worked perfectly.


VoilĂ ! Success!!
If anyone is interested in the print-out for this six inch pieced block, let me know and I will be happy to e-mail you the pattern as a full sized attachment.

Life is Good!

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45 comments:

*karendianne. said...

Count me in!

*karendianne. said...

…oh and good morning my friend. Your blocks are stunning. I love how you made this happen. You're one of the very best!!!

Shakerwood said...

Wow! Lot of work but it turned out great.

Salem Stitcher said...

Don't you love when something that's driving you nuts gets solved! I can't wait to see what you do next with this!

paula, the quilter said...

That was a lot of work but the quilt is probably going to be stunning!

Angie said...

I wanna try it! :D I always stay away from set-in seams, curved piecing, equilaterals, etc.

quilter said...

I'd like a copy. Thanks so much,
Gloria
gyates625@bellsouth.net

lindsey said...

You are so clever...these look great!

Becky G said...

I loved this block when I saw it. Thanks so very much for offering your pattern. I would like to use it in some small pillows. I think my profile has my email associated with it.

Btw, love your fabric choices. B

Elly D said...

Oooo! I'd like a copy very much :) I don't have EQ7 yet but am waiting for an upgrade to arrive. Thank you! :)

Cathi said...

Worth every minute it took! Fabulous!!

Amy said...

I didn't click on the picture of the quilt, and my quick glance thought the block could be made with the Tri Rec ruler set. No inset seams, but more of them. However, your templates would show off pretty fabric much better...

Jean said...

Yes please! I really love the reds!
DJCogdill@q.com

Quilter Kathy said...

These are adorable! Bet they are like chips...you can't stop at one or two!

Nane said...

Hmm maybe the start of a red and white challenge quilt for next year's show?

Connie said...

What a great star! Electric Quilt to the rescue again!

Nancy said...

Oh, I'd love a copy of this star block!!! Thank you sooooo much!

Nancy
ritzelj@wildblue.net

Loretta said...

What a cute block. I can see lots of possibilities. I would love the printout.
grammaretta at yahoo dot com

teresa said...

I LOVE that block ~ found you from a post on Karen Dianne's blog. Can you send the pattern to me at twhisson at yahoo dot com

Thanks

Carol C. said...

I always enjoy reading your blog -- I follow from Quiltville. I would love a copy of the directions for the block -- I love how it turned out!! Thanks so much!

cindyquiltsOR said...

YES, please. Cuz we all know I do not have near enough projects going. Nothing to occupy my time ...

Thanks!

Denise said...

Thanks for your offer. I would like a PDF of your endeavor!

This is the first time I have seen your blog.

I will be back!

tncottagequilter said...

I would love the full size printout to make this little block. It is going to be fantastic in the red and white. Thanks in advance for your hard work. Cathy in TN maggiemae (at) tds (dot) net

miss-linny said...

I'd love to have a go at that lovely block. Please send me the neccessary.
Regards Lynn Walker.

lynn.walker@fsmail.net

Karen said...

Oh, yes! I would like the block pattern to give it a try.
kbeigh@cfl.rr.com

I see from your next post that your solution for piecing works really well.

Joyce Sigle said...

I love this little block. Paper piecing? hmmmmm!

thanks - Joyce

Joyce Sigle said...

Love this little block. Wonder if it could be paper pieced. Please include me for a copy. Thanks
Joyce

BJ in TX said...

I would love the pdf for this little star block - it is so cute! Thanks

Kathy said...

This is an adorable block! I have decided it's time to make a two color block, yes, red and white will be sooo cool! Thank you very much for your kind offer of sending us the patter you created.

Take care,

Kathy

Karen said...

I may regret this (wink) but I'd like to try this pattern. Thanks for sharing.

Debbie said...

I'd like a copy of the pattern. Thanks for offering it to us. djosmith@comcast.net

Marj said...

I would love to try out the star block. Thank you for sharing the pattern.

Lina said...

I would love a print-out for this six inch pieced block. Thanks for sharing!!!

Carol said...

Hello, I just found your blog, looks interesting. I would also like a copy of the block pattern, I've liked similar quilts but was always afraid to try the block. Your directions look doable. Thank you.

kitty_wench said...

Wow, I love this pattern. I would love a copy please.

Sarah
sarah.homans@gmail.com

Sherill said...

I just found this site. I followed a link from Quilter Kathy's blog. I would love to have a copy of this block. I can also see this block as a border.

Connie M said...

I just found your site through Quilter Kathy's blog. Please send me a copy of the block..thank you!

Connie M said...

I just found your site through Quilter Kathy's blog. Please send me a copy of the block..thank you!

Sandy H said...

Just found your blog and I must say you do beautiful work. If it's still available I would love a copy of this pattern. Thanks!

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cc8d3ba8-3447-11e0-834e-000bcdca4d7a said...

Hello, I love your little block and think it will work w/my civil war reproducion blocks at the 6" size,,I can't seem to find an email for you so I am posting this.Would you please send me a PDF file for this pattern??
Much appreciated,
Linda J
VA USA
LJeterpudd@aol.com

cc8d3ba8-3447-11e0-834e-000bcdca4d7a said...

Hello, I love your little block and think it will work w/my civil war reproducion blocks at the 6" size,,I can't seem to find an email for you so I am posting this.Would you please send me a PDF file for this pattern??
Much appreciated,
Linda J
VA USA
LJeterpudd@aol.com

kathy said...

I would love a copy of the pattern since I need to use up scraps of all colors
Thank you for your generosity
kbuteau@comcast dot net

Angie in SoCal said...

Would love a copy!
TIA
anudge@gmail.com

chipstir said...

I would love a copy if this pattern is still available! Thanks