Wednesday, February 8, 2012

starry skies sampler :: block no. 4


one more week, one more block - with each star i get a little closer to realizing a sampler quilt and (if it could be possible) more excited to make the next star in line. i found the layout for this week's star block while exploring my local library's quilting reference section. i wish i could say the selection on this little shelf in the library was a little broader and a little larger, but i'll settle for the fact that there is even such a thing as quilting books and magazines for loan. however, on that shelf in the library, i was able to find "5,500 Quilt Block Designs" by maggie malone. it has proven to be a wealth of design inspiration and star block ideas.


i am loving the pop of a bright solid that this block has, as opposed to the (somewhat) more mellow choices i made for the previous stars. the miscellany collection is very bold and while there might be a lot of black and white, there are also some major colors running through this line of fabrics. i am hoping to strike a balance between prints and solids, both bright and subdued with enough white and maybe some improv accents to make this quilt really work. i think that i am on my way!


as always, come back to this space every wednesday for your daily dose of stars, and be sure to get sewing on your arrowhead star in the meantime! you can find all of the previous posts about this work in progress here, grab a button for your blog, and follow along - these stars are so much fun, i promise!

7 comments:

  1. love this block! that purple looks so great with the miscellany fabrics. very striking.

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  2. I really love your blocks! Too bad I'm in the middle of the Farmer's QAL, or else I'd be sorely tempted to join you.

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    1. join any time you want! i will always have these blocks on my blog so you can come back any time for reference.

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  3. Very pretty! The solid is a wonderful idea.

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  4. what is the name of the block?
    Are there instructions for this block?

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    1. the arrowhead block was found in 5,500 quilt block designs by maggie malone as mentioned in my post. i found a copy at my local library and i have seen it listed on amazon as well.

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