Friday, January 23, 2015

Another Star in the Summertime

I saw this star on pinterest and thought I would like to make it so I followed the link to Solistice Stars Series. (You can find a good tutorial there also.) This is what she had to say about the block. "This star is from Barbara Brackman’s book The Encyclopedia Of Pieced Quilt Patterns,page 347 and is attributed to Beth Gutcheon’s Perfect Patchwork Primer." I also found it in Jenny Beyers book "The Quilter's Album of Patchwork Patterns: 4050 Pieced Blocks for Quilters.
 
I used Island Batiks line In the Summertime aren't they just the prettiest fabric. I think I am becoming addicted to Batiks. To tell you the truth when they first started to become popular I wasn't sure whether I really liked them but now they are the second to the top of my favorites list, the first being oriental fabrics. Below you will find the cutting instructions and if you would like a tutorial click on the link above for Solistic Stars. It actually is a very easy block to do and turns out quite nice.
Pattern Piece
Fabric
Center
Cut 1
4-1/8” x 4-1/8”
Background/White
Strips
Cut 3
5-1/8″ x 1-1/2”
Print/Color
Short Strip A
Cut 1
4-1/8” x 1-1/2”
Print/Color
Short Strip B
Cut 1
1-1/2” x 1-1/2”
Same color as Short Strip A
Block Corners
Cut 4
4-1/2” x 4-1/2”
Background/White
Star Points
Cut 4
3-5/8” x 3-5/8”
Print/Color
HST Background
Cut 2
3-5/8” x 3-5/8”
Background/White




Here is the finished top
I am next to the last day of the Blog Hop but if you have missed any of the blocks, here is the list.
1/12 – Island Batik –
1/13 – Susan Vassallo Quilting Arts – Topsy Turvey Log Cabin
1/14 – Freemotion by the River – 54-40 in Running Water
1/15 – Beaquilter – Hunter Star in Crimson Tide
1/16 – One Quilting Circle – Flying Geese
1/17 – Mary Mack’s Blog – Sisters Choice in Down in the Boondocks
1/18 – Happy Cottage Quilter – Nine Patch in Johnny B Goode
1/19 – Kauffman Designs – Drunkard’s Path in Downtown
1/20 – Tamarinis – Pinwheel in Saturday Night Fever
1/21 – Bejeweled Quilts – Maple Leaf in La Bamba
1/22 – Six Gables Designs – Friendship Star in Full Bloom
1/23 – Purrfect Spots – Duck and Ducklings in No Particular Place to Go
1/24 – Inchworm Fabrics – Another Star in In the Summer Time
1/25 – Sew Fresh Quilts – Stepping Stones in Cry Me a River

Island Batik has a give away, so don't forget to enter here.
I will be giving away a book of your choice from my store Inchworm Fabrics. So go there and tell me which one you would like to win and for a second entry become a follower or tell me you already are one. I will pick a winner next Saturday. Thank you so much for joining us in the fun of this blog hop.

40 comments:

  1. I would love one of the 'Charm' books - maybe Charmed I'm sure??

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  2. You certainly chose a lovely block for showing off those gorgeous In the Summertime batiks, Jeanette! And those stars sure shine against that white background. Love the scrappy border. It really helps to pull it all together. Well done!

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  3. Summertime is a wonderfull collection of Island Batiks. Your block is gorgeous. You have lots of interesting books and I perused the collection. Creative Scraps Quilting with Bits & Pieces and Double Take are both books I'd like. Thanks for sharing Solistice Star with us.

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  4. Beautiful star block Jeanette and those colors......just sparkle!

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  5. Beautiful!!! I spotted the book Miniatures in Minutes that would interest me, if I was the lucky one!!

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  6. I follow you via Bloglovin - thanks for an extra chance!!

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  7. I just love these fabrics.....great block

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  8. WOW! Your quilt is just beautiful. I really love the colors. I like the book Creative Scraps Quilting with Bits & Pieces. I am a big fan of scrappy quilts. Thank you for the giveaway.

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  9. What a great block to show off batiks! Thanks for sharing it! And thanks for the chance to win a book! I like the book Color magic for Quilters.

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  10. Gorgeous quilt. Thanks for the tutorial and inspiration. I definitely want to make this.

    Please don't enter me in your giveaway, but I wanted to let you know I added a link to your giveaway on the page where I share insights to giveaways and contests: http://quiltshopgal.com/giveaways-and-contests/

    QuiltShopGal
    www.quiltshopgal.com

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  11. Stars are my favorite, so I would have to pick "My Stars". Thanks

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  12. Love your block! I signed up to follow you on Bloglovin

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  13. Great block, and stunning fabrics. I like your books, too, especially Charmed, I'm Sure.

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  14. Love your Quilt!! It is Beautiful! Fabrics are perfect choice!!

    I would love the book "Lickety-Split Quilts for Little Ones". Thanks for chance to win! :)

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  15. I have followed for long time..thru GFC/Bloglovin :)

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  16. What a beautiful block. The center area would be perfect to add machine embroidery.

    There are a number of books I'd love, but the one that would help me most is #B52995 Color Magic for Quilters. This is my biggest problem area so I think it might help me.
    Thank you for the chance to win.

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  17. I am already a follower via BlogLovin'

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  18. Love the batik fabrics and your block. The book I would choose is #B10452 Japanese Inspirations. I have a large stash of Asian themed fabrics waiting for just the right pattern.

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  19. Your quilt stars look so pretty. I am a follower on GFC

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  20. The Charmed, I'm Sure looks like a great book.

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  21. Your quilt blocks are gorgeous. I would love the book "my Stars"

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  22. Now following on FB. Was looking for a way to follow on email. Not finding it. Past time to go to bed

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  23. This is a nice block and it looks good made with batiks.

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  24. The book Amazingly Simple Star Quilts looks like a great book.

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  25. Lovely quilt! I like the book Charmed I'm Sure, looks like a fun one. Thanks for the chance.
    dragonfly9716 at yahoo dot com

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  26. I love the colors in your quilt! I would pick Candy Cane Lane on the book and thanks so much for a chance to win!

    tdkcarpenoctem@hotmail.com

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  27. I like this block. I love batiks. More Lose Change is one I don't have so that would be good.

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  28. Great looking block! My favorite book is Creative Scraps Quilting with Bits & Pieces.

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  29. I use a lot of charms so Three Times a Charm would be a great addition to my patterns Thanks!

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  30. Thanks so much I would like the B724 Bag Boutique Making Fabulous Purses and Totes
    by Amy Barickman Looks like fun! Thanks for the offer!

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  31. Beautiful block! I would love to have Orphaned Blocks Quilt book. Thanks for sharing.

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  32. I am a follower. Thanks so much

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  33. WHAT!? How can this be? I don't believe that I have one of your books! I'd love the Miniatures in Minutes!! Thanks fore the share of the star block.

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  34. I would love Three Times Charmed! thanks!

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  35. Color Majic for Quilters please.
    Solstice Stars is a pattern I have on my list to cut in March. In the Summertime Batiks are perfect and yours is absolutely stunning!
    Thank you so much for the giveaway and inspiration too.

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  36. I've been in love with batiks from the 1st time I saw them. I've got a disappearing hour glass the I want to use them on.

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Comments are always welcome and definitely enjoyed.