I had a totally different plan for this month’s Quilt Block Mania, but sometimes plans change. My first idea was a scrappy looking reverse applique star. . . and that may still show up one of these days. . . but I was putting together a quilt that needed an elongated “Christmas” star. I went on Etsy, sure that I could immediately purchase a pattern and whip it up, but as luck would have it, I couldn’t find anything that would match the fabric I was using.
I sat down with my laptop and Electric Quilt 8 thinking that the library of blocks in the program would have exactly what I wanted. But no. Now. . . there was something close, but when I tried to force it into rectangles instead of a square, things got wonky in a hurry! I finally figured out how to get something that would enhance the quilt I was making and I realized that if I was having this problem, it was possible that YOU were having the same problem.
This block is designed to be used as a tall rectangle, but with a couple of strips on the side like the yellow star on the left or with a larger strip on one side like the pink star above, you will have a really stunning square block. Measurements for both options are in the instructions.
Here is a photo of the quilt top that needed a star. I kept things simple because these panels that I cut apart and alternated are so stunning. The fabric is from the Silent Night line by the Henry Glass Fabric Company.
This pattern will be available FREE for the month of December 2020 and after that it will be available in my shoppe for $2.99.
To receive your free pattern, I do ask that you fill out a 5-second form with your name and address. In upcoming months you will receive my newsletter with a DIRECT LINK to any free patterns that are available for that month. No jumping through hoops in the future. I promise.Make sure you go check out all these blogs!!!
Starburst at Slice of Pi Quilts
Massachusetts Star with blockofthmo.com
Nova Star at Always Expect Moore
Star Bright – Cotton Street Commons
Five Pointed Star at Duck Creek Mountain Quilting
New Year Star at Stash Bandit
Wish Upon a Satar by Heidi Pridemore
Falling Star at Pretty Piney Quilts
Star Splash at QuiltFabrication
Seward Star at Blue Bear Quilts
Moon Star at Perkins Dry Goods
Starburst at Patti’s Patchwork
Christmas Tree Star
Christmas Star by Oh Kaye Quilting
Starfish by Appliques Quilts and More
Snowy Star by Seams To Be Sew
Combination Star by Devoted Quilter
Ablaze by True Blue Quilts