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Cloud9 New Block Blog Hop

By September 12, 2016blog

I am so happy to be a part of the Cloud9 Cirrus Solids New Block Blog Hop (try saying that five times fast!).

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Yvonne (Quilting Jetgirl), Cheryl (Meadow Mist Designs) and Stephanie (Late Night Quilter) are hosting this three day extravaganza of creativity and Cloud9 have sponsored us.

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I was so thrilled to receive my bundle of the 5 Cirrus Solids chosen for us to create our blocks from

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And the feel of these organic fabrics is just GORGEOUS!

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So I did sit and look (and pat) these beautiful fabrics for quite a while before I decided on what block I wanted to create.

Here is my finished block!

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The block comes together fairly quickly as each quadrant is the same and within each star each quarter is the same and you then just turn each quarter 90 degrees to make the star.

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Tutorial for the Pointed Star block

Cutting Instructions:

from your background fabric (I used Shadow) cut 16 squares 3.5″ x 3.5″

from each of your four accent colours (I used Amazon, Sky, Lilac and Iris) cut 5 – 3.5″ x 2″ rectangles (note: if you are little worried about lining up the colour sections and want to give yourself a bit more wriggle room, you can cut these to 4″ x 2″ rectangles.)

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Take your background squares right side up and using a fabric pen mark 2.5″ up from the corner and 1″ along from the corner

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Do this for all 16 of your background squares

Take a background square and one of the colour rectangles and place the colour rectangle right side together with the background square, with the edge of the rectangle along the marks you made (see diagram below)

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Take to your sewing machine and sew 1/4″ from the edge.

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Iron to the coloured side

Turn your square over and trim the excess coloured fabric along the 3.5″ x 3.5″ background square

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Leaving a 1/4″ seam allowance, trim off the excess background material

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Give another press and put aside.

Repeat with the other three background squares and coloured rectangles so that you have four pieces that look like this

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Turn each square 90 degrees to make a pointed star in the middle

Sew the top two squares together (1/4″ seam) and the bottom two squares together. Iron your seams open.

Then sew the two rows together, ensuring that you match the middle seam. You will have created one pointed star!

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Repeat for the other three accent colours.

You will then have four pointed star squares, one of each colour. Place them in a pleasing arrangement

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Right in the centre of the four pointed stars, mark from each corner 2.5″ and 1″ as shown in the picture below.

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Take the remaining four accent colour rectangles (one of each colour) and place them opposite the pointing star of the same colour.

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Sew as you did for the original star points.

Sew together your four pointing stars and you will have a multicoloured pointing star in the middle.

Your block should be 12.5″ x 12.5″ unfinished.

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Congratulations you have finished your block!

If you get a chance to make one I would love to see it! Use the hashtag #pointedstarblock on instagram or contact me with a link!

Please go and visit all the other people in the blog hop and check out their blocks….. make them all and you will have one AMAZING quilt!

We are each sending in our blocks and they will be made up into some charity quilts – they are going to look stunning!

Monday, September 12th

Host: Yvonne @Quilting Jetgirl

Abigail @Cut & Alter
Janice @Color, Creating, and Quilting!
Lorinda @Laurel, Poppy, and Pine
Melva @Melva Loves Scraps
Renee @Quilts of a Feather
Kathryn @>Upitis Quilts
Kim @Leland Ave Studios
Amanda @this mom quilts
Holly @Lighthouse Lane Designs
Irene @Patchwork and Pastry
Jennifer @Dizzy Quilter
Karen @Tu-Na Quilts, Travels, and Eats
Anne @Said With Love — YOU ARE HERE!
Suzy @Adventurous Applique and Quilting
Sharla @Thistle Thicket Studio
Kathleen @Smiles From Kate
Amanda @Gypsy Moon Quilt Co.
Sarah @Sarah Goer Quilts
Chelsea @Patch the Giraffe
Jinger @Trials of a Newbie Quilter
Anja @Anja Quilts
Daisy @Ants to Sugar

Tuesday, September 13th

Host: Cheryl @Meadow Mist Designs

Miranda @I Have Purple Hair
Jennifer @
Sarah @
123 Quilt
Leanne @
Devoted Quilter
Jen @
Patterns By Jen
Jennifer @
RV Quilting
Amanda @
Quiltologie
Sharon @
Yellow Cat Quilt Designs
Jen @
A Dream and A Stitch
Jen @
Faith and Fabric
Carole @
Carole Lyles Shaw
Stephanie @
Quilt’n Party
Susan @
Sevenoaks Street Quilts
Katrin @
Now What Puppilalla
Amista @
Hilltop Custom Designs
Nicole @
Handwrought Quilts
Marla @
Penny Lane Quilts
Silvia @
A Stranger View
Sarah @
Smiles Too Loudly
Carrie @
the zen quilter
Mary @
Quilting is in My Blood
Velda @
GRANNYcanQUILT

Wednesday, September 14th

Host: Stephanie @Late Night Quilter

Kathy @Kathys Kwilts and More
Paige @Quilted Blooms
Mary @Strip Quilts Pass it On
Allison @Woodberry Way
Seven @The Concerned Craft
Olusola @Alice Samuel’s Quilt Co.
Ann @Brown Paws Quilting
Jodie @Persimmon + Pear
Vicki @Orchid Owl Quilts
Kitty @Night Quilter
Francine @Mocha Wild Child
Shelley @The Carpenter’s Daughter who Quilts
Jayne @Twiggy and Opal
Geraldine @Living Water Quilter
Shannon @Shannon Fraser Designs
Lisa @Sunlight In Winter Quilts
Jessica @Quilty Habit
Cassandra @The (not so) Dramatic Life
Deanna @Stitches Quilting
Denise @Craft Traditions

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