Thursday, May 24, 2018

Star blog hop

star quilt block

When Carol had a call out for the Wish Upon a star blog hop, I jumped right on it, AND I had just won this FQ bundle by Riley Blake from her! it has a small print, at first I thought it was tiny stars on it, but it’s tiny Xs…. anyways we’ll just pretend they are stars Winking smile


I also knew which pattern I wanted to use, my Nighttime by the river pattern that’s a star within a star block!

nighttime by the river quilt pattern

My pattern has a cutting chart for rotary cutting and also for fabrics that are directional… BUT I figured out that I could use my 12” and 6” QUBE sets and since the fabrics aren’t directional at all, it was fast to cut out this way!


Then I stacked them and followed the directions of swapping out fabrics.


and sewed the blocks together


I only used 16 FQs


at first I tried to lay the blocks out by writing down numbers on a piece of paper so it would be very mathematical


But that didn’t work, so instead I sorted the blocks by the background color, if it was light or dark (of course some are relative) but I made sure I had 8 in each pile, then I alternated the blocks and made sure they didn’t touch the same fabrics.


I ended up using a pale green for the backing and binding.

nighttime by the river quilt pattern

and, as I often do, I quilted curves from corner to corner on the blocks.


I had a few scraps leftover and decided to make this little purse pincushion and I have that as a giveaway, including the

nighttime by the river quilt pattern!


To enter, answer below which star pattern is your favorite and enter the raffle copter!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Thanks to Carol for hosting a great blog hop!

Here’s the rest of the participants if you haven’t seen them yet

May 21

Moose Stash Quilting

Tu-Na Quilts, Travels, and Eats

Quilt In A Not-Shell

What About Rheema?

Clever Chameleon Quilting

Sunlight in Winter Quilts

Life in the Scrapatch

Sew Many Yarns

Hazel’s Daughter

May 22

Want To Be Quilter

Cynthia's Creating Ark

Selina Quilts

Ridge Top Quilt

Creative Blonde

Days Filled With Joy

Seams To Be Sew

Lily Patch Quilts


May 23

Marjorie's Busy Corner

Quilt Doodle Designs

Adventurous Applique and Quilting

Vroomans Quilts

Peanut's Patchwork

Ms P Designs USA

The Little Mushroom Cap

Stitchin At Home

That Fabric Feeling

May 24

Kathy’s Quilts

It’s A T-Sweet Day!

Freckled Fox Quiltery

Elizabeth Coughlin Designs

Melva Loves Scraps


Quilting Nonnie

Den syende himmel

All Thingz Sewn

May 25

Creatin' in the Sticks

For the love of geese

Words & Stitches

Quarter Inch Crafter

Quilt Fabrication

Home Sewn By Us

Kathleen McMusing

Just Let Me Quilt


B Lee said...

I love the look of a Hunter's Star, but have yet to actually try it!

Sharon Aurora said...

I love that pattern! That looks fun to make.

Kristyn said...

I love the Ohio star.

Quilter Kathy said...

Absolutely gorgeous Bea! The curved corner to corner quilting is one of my favourites too!
It really twinkles!

Bonnie58 said...

I love all stars, but Stars within star are my favourite at the moment. lol. Thanks for sharing, Bea

Dorian said...

What a colorful quilt! So busy and fun.

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

Love your quilt....cheerful and bright. Those dies are wonderful, aren't they?

Elizabeth Coughlin said...

Your quilt is stunning, and the little purse is adorable!

Home Sewn By Us said...

Hi Bea,
My favorite star pattern is called Evening Star. It has a nine-patch center surrounded by a star. I'll be sharing a peek at my recently finished quilt on Friday. That purse pincushion you made is adorable and very creative. Thank you for the opportunity to win it! Happy Thursday! ~smile~ Roseanne

Karen McMahon said...

I love the Ghio Star. I also really like your quilt!

Lisa J. said...

What a lovely lively quilt. It's so interesting to see your quilt pattern in two fabric groupings that are so different. I haven't tried the curved corner quilting and I may yet.

Stitchin At Home said...

I love star blocks any kind! Love your quilt!

Ariane said...

What a beautiful quilt. Your pin cushion is adorable. Thanks for sharing it with us.

Linda Williamson said...

I love to make Sawtooth blocks. Your quilt is great, love the colors. Thanks for the giveaway.

allthingzsewn said...

Your quilt is so colorful and well pieced. The little pin cushion is adorable.

jrquilts said...

love your quilt, hard to pick just one star block, i like the star block judys star. thats just a little bias on my part

Denise @fortheloveofgeese said...

Pin cushion purse? What a creative idea. Good job.

Carol S. said...

I'm so glad you were able to use the sweet bundle of fabric you won and this quilt was perfect for it. It's gorgeous, Bea! Oh my, that sweet little pincushion purse is adorable. You definitely shined with your star projects! Thank you, sweet friend, for playing along today. :O)

Danette Stankovich said...

I think they are starflowers that I like the most. Love your quilt and the little purse pincushion is so cute. Thank you,

Calicojoan said...

Ohhh...I love those bright and cheery colors! It really changes up how the pattern looks!

tubakk said...

So much work with so many tiny pieces. But a great result, so I guess it was worth it. I'm enjoying Bergen this week.

Suze said...

I'm hardpressed to pick my favorite star pattern since I like most of them. I like Star in a star and Carpenter's star very much. Your quilt is amazing and the purse pincushion is over the moon. You really rocked this hop. Thanks for the infiration.

Kathleen said...

I think right now Carpenter Star is my favorite. I do love the Ohio Star and any Star within a Star!

Lori said...

your quilt is so pretty. I love how you used a bunch of different fabrics
I have fallen in love with the Carpenters Star that uses log cabin blocks.

Needled Mom said...

Your stars are beautiful and I LOVE the little purse pincushion. said...

Wow, just wow! Your star quilt is stunning! Your piecing is wonderful and the color combinations just sparkle. You can skip me for the giveaway but I just needed to say that I'm inspired and awed by your quilt.

eileen said...

I love sawtooth stars
, and use them a lot. Love your quilt, turned out great.
I just love star quilts of all shapes and sizes !!

Nancy said...

I like the Ohio star pattern. Your quilt is very pretty and the pincushion adorable. patchworkbreeze at gmail dot com

LJ said...

No favorite star design - but any star is gorgeous even if they're wonky. Love your pattern. The quilt turned out so well and it's wonderful that you used the Cube.

Carla said...

Your stars are lovely. That little pincushion purse is adorable too.

OhioLori said...

Beautiful Quilt! Adorable pin cushion!! :) I like sevearal star patterns, but Ohio Star is my Favorite :D Thank you for chance to win your Give-a-way too! :) said...

Great quilt. I like the Ohio Star so many different possibilities.

Jocelyn said...

I like the Ohio Star. It's versatile.

Kathy E. said...

So much to look at and enjoy in your quilt! All of the colors together just sparkle like real stars! I like a wonky star block most.

Beth said...

I think an Ohio Star may be my favorite.

Vicki H said...

I love all stars, even the wonky stars.

Shayne Thatcher said...

Love the Ohio Star pattern especially since my husband is from Ohio

anna brown said...

I am in love with a wonky star...There fun to make...

Kathy Boice said...

I like the Ohio Star blocks.

tac73 said...

Love the friendship star and ohio star blocks. Love your quilts.

Carol Andrews said...

My favorite star is the Ohio Star, but I think I desperately have to make your Star in a Star blog comments tomorrow! Perhaps the Ohio Star will be supplanted on my list!

GranChris said...

I never met a star I didn't like. They are all wonderful. Love your colors but the brown is great too.

Anita said...

You made a beautiful star quilt and purse! My favorite star pattern is the Mariner's Star.

Anita said...

You made a beautiful star quilt and purse! My favorite star pattern is the Mariner's Star.

CathyQuilts said...

What an adorable little pincushion!

Brenda / Songbird Designs said...

I love all stars, but my faves are friendship star, evening star, and of course Lonestar!! Your pin cushion is just adorable, Bea! And I love your pattern!

Susan-Sharon Passmore said...

Beautiful project! I just love Mariner's compass quilts, as they look like stars.

Debbie said...

I've always liked Carol Doak's FPP stars. There's so many good ones and hard to pick a favorite!

Anita Jackson @ Domestic Felicity said...

What a fun and brilliant quilt!

Anita Jackson @ Domestic Felicity said...

I'm really liking those wonky stars right now.

Nancy J said...

The Carpenters Star would be my favourite. Your fabrics are wonderful choices, using the cutter must have made the whole process a lot easier, and the quilting, a great finish.

tink's mom said...

What a beauty. It is always amazing how color choices can change a quilt. Love both of them. Your pincushion is very, very sweet.

Cindy Staub said...

I love all your projects! You did an awesome job!

Mary said...

Ohio star is a fun one. You made it sparkle. Thanks for sharing.

Tu-Na Quilts said...

I do like the Carpenter's star. Cute little purse pincushion. Where can I find the pattern?

Joy from Days Filled With Joy said...

How lovely, and what a great idea to use your go! to cut it all out - much quicker! xx

Angie&Gary Short said...

Great projects! I like any star pattern. All stars are cool! Have a great day! angielovesgary2 atgmail dotcom

Susan said...

Pretty star quilt! Love the bright colors!

Michele said...

That bundle was perfect to use for your star quilt.