Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Bordered Star

The first week in February I noticed on Pinterest a beautiful paper pieced star block.  I pinned it and put it on my project inspiration board.  This coming March I'm the queen bee for the Stash Bee hive #1 group and decided that I'd love to have all of the bees make a patriotic star and then I'll make a Quilts of Valor quilt or 2 from them. 

If you haven't seen the Lone Starburst block all over Pinterest yet.  Here it is:

Picture from Six White Horses
Anna started her blog Six White Horses in January of this year.  Her work is amazing!  Go over and say hello!

Her friend Monica has a blog The Quilting Climber and she made her own version "bordered star" as well.  She drafted up a version that's a bit bigger (less background space), which is available via her blog.  You really need to go visit her as well and see the tulip quilt that she just made.  She is taking a class on designing nature quilts. 

Picture from The Quilting Climber

So between last night and this morning, I made my block to show the Stash Bee what they'll be making in March.

Today on the Craftsy Block of the Month Blog Tour is Charlie from Qubee Quilts.  Go say hi and enter for the $25 gift certificate from Fat Quarter Shop.

Happy Quilting!



  1. Yea! Paper piecing - my favorite thing to do.
    Enjoy - can't wait to see the finished quilt.

  2. I don't ususally like stars but that is an amazing block, isn't it? I saw it for the first time a couple of days ago and was almost tempted!

  3. That block really is spectacular! I can't wait to see yours :-)

  4. Love this star and love your color story! Making a quilt of red, white and blue is high on my list of quilts to make now iI know it will have to have stars in it as well!

  5. I love your take on the star and all the quilting you're up to!! Thanks for the link :)


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