Dreaming of Stars Blog Tour & Giveaway

Hi friends!

Today is finally my day for the Dreaming of Stars Blog Tour and I am so excited to share with you my star block - Star Crossed

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Be sure to scroll to the bottom of the tutorial for your chance to win a 1/2 yard of each fabric used today!

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The inspiration for this block came from two quilts I made last year: Starry Night - that was all wonky stars and my favorite – Japanese X and Plus.

This block measures 12″ and can be made using the same fabrics block after block creating a fun lattice effect or using all of the Dream Solids from Timeless Treasures creating a rainbow of colors! (Be sure to visit the Sew Timeless blog this Friday for a chance to win the entire 30 piece set!)

Materials needed:

  • Sewing Machine and notions (thread, rotary cutter, cutting mat, fabric marker/pencil, acrylic ruler, iron & pressing mat/board)

Fabric Prep per 12″ block: ( I am listing the colors used with the cutting instructions)

Step 1:

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  • Begin by taking 1 – 4.5″ Aqua square and laying it on your cutting mat facing up, place 2 – Black 3″ squares on two opposite corners right side facing down. Draw a line running from corner to corner like shown with your fabric pen – pin in place.

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  • Sew along the drawn line.

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  • Using your acrylic ruler and your rotary cutter cut off the ends outside the sewn line leaving about a 1/4″ seam allowance – do this to both sides.
  • Using your iron -iron your seam allowance down, turn over and press.

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  • Complete this step 3 more times – you will now have 4 complete blocks that look like this.

Step 2:

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  • Take 2 – Black 2″ x 4.5″ rectangles and 1 Citrus 2″ x 4.5″ rectangle to your machine. Start by laying a Black and a Citrus right sides together – sew along one one side of the 4.5″ length. Open your square now and place your other black rectangle down on the orange rectangle and sew along the other side – this will look like a Black square with a Citrus line running down the middle. Press open your seam allowances, turn over and press.

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  • Using your rotary cutter and mat, trim around your block to make a 4.5″ square
  • Complete this step 3 more times – you will now have 4 complete blocks.

Step 3:

  • Take 1 Black and Citrus square that you just completed and 2 – White 2.5″ squares to your machine.

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  • Place a White square at the bottom of your Citrus/Black square like shown. Using your acrylic ruler and your fabric pen, draw a line from one corner to the other – pin in place.
  • Sew along the drawn line (Note: Complete each step fully for the white square before starting a second one – do not sew both on at the same time, it will make the overlap of the star points difficult).

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  • At your cutting mat, trim away the end point on the outside of the sewn line. Iron open ( I like to iron towards the darker colors so that they will not show through the front, like shown)

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  • Now at your machine, place the second white square on the opposite bottom corner and repeat the steps to sew – cut – and iron.
  • Complete this step 3 more time – you will now have 4 complete blocks.

Step 4:

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  • Take your 8 sewn blocks and layout in this formation including the 4.5″ solid White block.

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  • Sewing row by row, be sure to iron open your seams as you finish.

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  • When lining up your complete rows use straight pins to line up your seams.

Step 5:

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  • Press open the final seams, turn over and press the front
  • You are finished! If you plan on making several of these for a pillow or for a full quilt many of these steps can be shortened by using an assembly line method.

I hope you will enjoy using these steps to create your own Star Crossed block and if you do please share your creations with me!

Just leave a comment for your chance to win 4 – 1/2 yard cuts of the fabrics I used today: Dream Basics in White, Black, Aqua & Citrus.  I will select a name via random number generator, please make sure that I have a way to contact you. This giveaway will close on Wednesday January 22nd at 6pm Central.  

Congrats to Kim M. our big fabric winner!!!  Thank you to everyone that commented and I would love to hear if you make the block! Please send me a picture of your own version and I will share it here in a later post. 

Be sure to check out the entire week’s lineup: (more chances to win!!)

Thanks for stopping by friends!

-Nicole

171 Comments on Dreaming of Stars Blog Tour & Giveaway

  1. DeborahGun
    January 15, 2014 at 1:36 am (6 months ago)

    Gorgeous block – I love the colour choices :-)

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    • nicole
      January 15, 2014 at 7:40 am (6 months ago)

      Thank you Deborah – maybe it will be your lucky day and they will come to live at your house :) :)

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  2. Kim S
    January 15, 2014 at 2:34 am (6 months ago)

    Love your block and the tutorial.

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    • nicole
      January 15, 2014 at 7:39 am (6 months ago)

      Thank you so much Kim – I hope you try the block, I had a lot of fun making this one :)

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  3. Chris
    January 15, 2014 at 3:57 am (6 months ago)

    I love your star. Everyone loves stars.

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    • nicole
      January 15, 2014 at 7:38 am (6 months ago)

      I agree Chris! Thank you for taking the time to enter, good luck my friend :)

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  4. CJ
    January 15, 2014 at 4:52 am (6 months ago)

    What a great looking block!

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    • nicole
      January 15, 2014 at 7:37 am (6 months ago)

      Thanks CJ! I hope you give it a try, you will have fun making this one :)

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  5. Janet Parde
    January 15, 2014 at 5:42 am (6 months ago)

    I really like your block. The contrast is lovely!

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    • nicole
      January 15, 2014 at 7:37 am (6 months ago)

      Thank you Janet! I originally was going to use 6 fabrics but it just got too busy – sometimes less is more, thanks for stopping by and commenting!

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  6. Joyce Mitchell
    January 15, 2014 at 5:47 am (6 months ago)

    Thanks for the great block tutorial – love the fabrics.

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    • nicole
      January 15, 2014 at 7:36 am (6 months ago)

      They are great aren’t they Joyce? Good luck to you for the drawing, maybe it will be your lucky day :)

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  7. Michele Timms
    January 15, 2014 at 6:00 am (6 months ago)

    You make it look so simple!! Thanks for the step-by-step tute… I can do this!! Love the colours your chose for your block too – stunning layout!

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    • nicole
      January 15, 2014 at 7:35 am (6 months ago)

      You are so nice Michele :) You can do this! You will have fun too, I loved making this block.

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  8. rachael
    January 15, 2014 at 6:59 am (6 months ago)

    Great tutorial and loving the block!

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    • nicole
      January 15, 2014 at 7:34 am (6 months ago)

      Thank you so much Rachael!

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  9. Debra Dunn
    January 15, 2014 at 7:16 am (6 months ago)

    This looks like it would be difficult, but after reading the steps to make it, I think even I could do this. Love it!

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    • nicole
      January 15, 2014 at 7:33 am (6 months ago)

      Thank you Debra! I do hope you give it a try, it’s a fun one to make.

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  10. Kim
    January 15, 2014 at 7:31 am (6 months ago)

    What a pretty block!

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    • nicole
      January 15, 2014 at 7:32 am (6 months ago)

      Thank you Kim! So nice to meet you on this blog tour :)

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  11. carol
    January 15, 2014 at 7:35 am (6 months ago)

    beautiful, and thanks

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  12. Laurel
    January 15, 2014 at 7:41 am (6 months ago)

    That is spectacular. Seriously. I love it.

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    • nicole
      January 15, 2014 at 7:42 am (6 months ago)

      You are so nice Laurel! Thank you so much :)

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  13. Laura
    January 15, 2014 at 7:48 am (6 months ago)

    Star blocks are my weakness, I haven’t seen one yet that I don’t love and yours is no exception!

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    • nicole
      January 15, 2014 at 7:49 am (6 months ago)

      Star blocks are the best! I hope you can make this one Laura :) thanks for stopping by!

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  14. Stephanie
    January 15, 2014 at 8:18 am (6 months ago)

    Great tutorial and I love that block! Thanks for the chance to win!!!

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  15. Dee Anderson
    January 15, 2014 at 9:07 am (6 months ago)

    I love the colors. The tutorial is very nice with clear instructions and photos that really impress me. Thank you for showing this block.
    Dee

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  16. Mary Ann
    January 15, 2014 at 9:12 am (6 months ago)

    These colors really pop!

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  17. Sandra Steele
    January 15, 2014 at 9:12 am (6 months ago)

    Thanks for the tutorial. I love it! I would like to try it in red, white, blue and gold.

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    • nicole
      January 15, 2014 at 9:37 am (6 months ago)

      Sandra – those colors would look so so great! I would love to try that out as a fun summer patriotic quilt. Thanks for stopping by today!

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  18. Lisa Dempsey
    January 15, 2014 at 9:46 am (6 months ago)

    Such a neat block! Really easy to follow tutorial! I can’t wait to try it!

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  19. Brandy Pettit
    January 15, 2014 at 9:51 am (6 months ago)

    You do great tutorials Nicole, I really appreciate the step by step explanations and photos. And thank you for the opportunity to work with your colors, I’m becoming more of a fan of dots as this hop goes on!
    ~Brandy

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  20. Therese
    January 15, 2014 at 9:55 am (6 months ago)

    The star is a favorite. I like the way your blockwill connect to other blocks, and then the stars will really shine! Thanks for a great setting idea.

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  21. Pauline Gudas
    January 15, 2014 at 10:00 am (6 months ago)

    I am loving this week of stars!! Love the color choices

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  22. Donna
    January 15, 2014 at 10:05 am (6 months ago)

    Love your Block. I’m going to try one!

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  23. Lou
    January 15, 2014 at 10:09 am (6 months ago)

    Love it! It looked So complicated and the tutorial took all the fear out:) Thanks!

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  24. Jennifer
    January 15, 2014 at 10:14 am (6 months ago)

    I love your start block! The piecing was very clever and you explained the process very well!

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  25. Kathy Stoessner
    January 15, 2014 at 10:18 am (6 months ago)

    I am always amazed at how the blocks “break apart”. As a new quilter, they all look so complicated. Thanks for making it easier.

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  26. Beth
    January 15, 2014 at 10:20 am (6 months ago)

    Great colors – reminds me of some of the school colors around here!

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  27. LynnEl
    January 15, 2014 at 10:23 am (6 months ago)

    I love these fabrics and this little Dreaming of the Stars! The fabrics are beautiful and besides that Timeless Treasures is one of my favorite fabric lines! Love to quilt! YES! Beautiful block too!

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  28. Mary
    January 15, 2014 at 10:32 am (6 months ago)

    Love the Star & simple tutorial. The more ways I learn to cut corners (LOL), the better. Will you be at the International Quilt Festival in Chicago in June?

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  29. Karen
    January 15, 2014 at 10:32 am (6 months ago)

    Beautiful colors! The block looks very complicated but your tutorial is well done and shows how easy it actually is.

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  30. Linda S
    January 15, 2014 at 10:51 am (6 months ago)

    I love the block…I can picture it in so many other colorways…the colors you used are some of my daughter’s favorites, so it’s good to see how nicely they “play” together!! :) thanks so much for the giveaway!!

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  31. Maire
    January 15, 2014 at 10:57 am (6 months ago)

    Oh, I love how easy you make the block!

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  32. Karen
    January 15, 2014 at 11:09 am (6 months ago)

    I am so loving this Dreaming of the Stars blog tour. This is a beautiful block! I am vey impressed with your color choices-I’d LOVE to copy it.

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  33. Barb Johnson
    January 15, 2014 at 11:10 am (6 months ago)

    I like the way that the star points are slightly offset from the black. It makes the star look like it is on top of the rest of the block!

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  34. Gill
    January 15, 2014 at 11:24 am (6 months ago)

    What a great block! and a fabulous fabric line!!

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  35. Brenda Hulsey
    January 15, 2014 at 11:29 am (6 months ago)

    I love these fabrics! What a pretty block you made!

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  36. Karen Ann
    January 15, 2014 at 11:30 am (6 months ago)

    Thanks for sharing this tutorial….you make it seem manageable!!

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  37. mary powell
    January 15, 2014 at 11:37 am (6 months ago)

    You make this look so easy. I’m really inspired to try this block.

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  38. Laurel C
    January 15, 2014 at 11:49 am (6 months ago)

    I have just started to teach myself quilting. Your tutorial is very helpful and cant wait to try making this block!

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  39. Debby
    January 15, 2014 at 11:50 am (6 months ago)

    I love your block & can’t wait to try it – I need a few more to finish my BOM quilt & this should fit in just fine! Thanks so much for the turorial & the chance to win. :)
    samtaylorcjsmimi (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  40. Susan Lee
    January 15, 2014 at 12:17 pm (6 months ago)

    I just love that these fabrics come in black and white! I love your star block. Thanks for the tutorial too!

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  41. Kellye A
    January 15, 2014 at 12:18 pm (6 months ago)

    Love the colors! This would be a lot of fun to play with!

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  42. Susan the farm quilter
    January 15, 2014 at 12:25 pm (6 months ago)

    Thank you for the great tutorial for your beautiful block!!!

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  43. Judy in Michigan
    January 15, 2014 at 12:29 pm (6 months ago)

    I love your block! Very clever way to make the cross pieces (middle of top row, etc.)!! Thanks and I hope I win.

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  44. The Mrs.
    January 15, 2014 at 12:37 pm (6 months ago)

    Thanks for the great tutorial. Any suggestions on what you can do with the scraps (little triangle pieces)? I hate throwing those away.

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  45. Rina
    January 15, 2014 at 12:39 pm (6 months ago)

    I saw this block posted on Instagram and had to track you down because I am in love with it. Thanks so much for the tutorial. It’s now on my to do list.

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  46. Carol a.k.a. Beulah
    January 15, 2014 at 12:40 pm (6 months ago)

    Nicole, I thought I was going to be able to wait until the weekend to get started….
    Once I moved this to the TOP of my to do list….well lets just say, the fabrics are pulled from my stash and I am now about to start! Laundry can wait!!!! :) Dinner is in the Crock Pot…which leaves the afternoon for sewing this fantastic block! :)

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  47. Maryellen
    January 15, 2014 at 12:45 pm (6 months ago)

    Great block and I really love these fabrics. Great colors!

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  48. Allison D
    January 15, 2014 at 12:57 pm (6 months ago)

    Gorgeous block – great job!

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  49. Jennifer Padden
    January 15, 2014 at 1:08 pm (6 months ago)

    Your block reminds me of an arrowhead block. It’s just beautiful as a star crossed block too! Thanks of the chance to win.

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  50. Rhonda
    January 15, 2014 at 1:49 pm (6 months ago)

    Beautiful block. I especially like the way the black makes the citrus really pop! Thanks for the chance to win.

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  51. Kat Scott
    January 15, 2014 at 2:24 pm (6 months ago)

    Really unique star! Great use of black to really pop the design as well!
    ksb dot scott @ gmail dot com

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  52. Christine
    January 15, 2014 at 2:45 pm (6 months ago)

    Super nice star block! Thank you for the chance to win the fabrics.

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  53. Debbie
    January 15, 2014 at 3:04 pm (6 months ago)

    Awesome block. Love it.

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  54. LisaT
    January 15, 2014 at 3:05 pm (6 months ago)

    Interesting block layout, cant say that I’ve seen it before. I’m trying to visual it in a larger quilt. Thanks for the chance to win some fabric!

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  55. CarolAnn H
    January 15, 2014 at 3:32 pm (6 months ago)

    Very nice tutorial. I think I will try it in a quilt of black, orange, teal, and periwinkle. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  56. Terri
    January 15, 2014 at 3:41 pm (6 months ago)

    Fabulous tutorial and block!! Icansee making this over and over again!! Thanks

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  57. Allison Evrard
    January 15, 2014 at 3:41 pm (6 months ago)

    I love the block and the colors you chose! Beautiful!

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  58. Darlene B
    January 15, 2014 at 3:44 pm (6 months ago)

    I love these fabrics! They would make beautiful, fun baby quilts!

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  59. Anita
    January 15, 2014 at 3:45 pm (6 months ago)

    Beautiful fabric, and a great design of the star block!

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  60. Nancy D.
    January 15, 2014 at 4:14 pm (6 months ago)

    This is a fun block, and I would love to win some of those fabrics…they are so bright and fun!

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  61. Bethany
    January 15, 2014 at 4:36 pm (6 months ago)

    I love these colors, what a great block!

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  62. Pam
    January 15, 2014 at 4:52 pm (6 months ago)

    What a beautiful, striking block! And the name is perfect! Thanks for sharing.

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  63. Pam C
    January 15, 2014 at 4:55 pm (6 months ago)

    Great color choices for this pretty star block.

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  64. VickiT
    January 15, 2014 at 5:21 pm (6 months ago)

    What a beautiful block. The colors blend well together and I really love seeing bright colors on a black background so this block is very striking to me. I really love this one. Thank you.

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  65. Sharon Decker
    January 15, 2014 at 5:39 pm (6 months ago)

    A wonderful block. Fabrics are great.

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  66. Linda Christianson
    January 15, 2014 at 6:31 pm (6 months ago)

    Love how this star came together. Hope I can make one soon. Love it.

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  67. Diana @ Red Delicious Life
    January 15, 2014 at 6:44 pm (6 months ago)

    I just love this block! It looks like a pretty package all tied up. Thanks for the tutorial & the giveaway!

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  68. kathy pfaltzgraff
    January 15, 2014 at 7:34 pm (6 months ago)

    Great way to put the block together, it’s very showy and looks easy to assemble. Of course, those great colors really help also. Keep up the good work, K

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  69. Vicki Sprain
    January 15, 2014 at 7:42 pm (6 months ago)

    Very cool block design! Love it!

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  70. Anne Cowan
    January 15, 2014 at 7:59 pm (6 months ago)

    THe block is awesome. I could not figure it out just by looking. I was amazed how easy a quick it works up. Thank you for sharing!

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  71. Sharon F
    January 15, 2014 at 8:21 pm (6 months ago)

    Looks like a complicated block but your instructions make it not-too-complicated! I like your colors and also wondered what to do with the little cut off pieces. Thanks for the suggestions.

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  72. Diantha Howard
    January 15, 2014 at 8:30 pm (6 months ago)

    Nice looking block – Thanks for the detailed instructions!

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  73. jmniffer
    January 15, 2014 at 8:36 pm (6 months ago)

    Your star is wonderful, it looks like a starburst to me. Thanks the for tutorial, I love the close up pictures. Even learned a little pinning how to.

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  74. M Irish
    January 15, 2014 at 8:52 pm (6 months ago)

    Great tutorial! Love the block! I like that it’s a star but more modern.

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  75. Mary
    January 15, 2014 at 9:41 pm (6 months ago)

    Star Crossed is an awesome block. Great color combination!

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  76. Allison C
    January 15, 2014 at 10:02 pm (6 months ago)

    Love this color combo!

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  77. Susan Canon
    January 15, 2014 at 10:04 pm (6 months ago)

    What a great block! The tutorial is great! Thanks fore sharing.

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  78. Hayley
    January 15, 2014 at 10:53 pm (6 months ago)

    I love your block!! It looks especially great in your colour choices. I can see a while rainbow quilt of these

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  79. Cecilia
    January 15, 2014 at 11:07 pm (6 months ago)

    I love your block! Thank you for the great tutorial.

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  80. Lori S
    January 15, 2014 at 11:33 pm (6 months ago)

    Really nice block!

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  81. Polly Blank
    January 15, 2014 at 11:45 pm (6 months ago)

    I really like this new fabric line. I never have been a solid color fan but this is close to using a solid but with more movement.

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  82. Marilyn
    January 15, 2014 at 11:50 pm (6 months ago)

    Stars are my favorite blocks. Thank you for a great one to add to my collection!

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  83. Susan
    January 15, 2014 at 11:57 pm (6 months ago)

    Thank you for a great tutorial. The block looks difficult until you so nicely broken it down into easily completed steps. I adore the color choices. They make the block pop, pop, pop! Thanks for participating and the great giveaway.

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  84. Dawn
    January 16, 2014 at 4:54 am (6 months ago)

    Thank you for a great tutorial. I want to try this!

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  85. Niinu
    January 16, 2014 at 5:15 am (6 months ago)

    I’m in!Lovely star and so sweet colors!
    I will try to do my own version in a few days…

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  86. Lou Brewer
    January 16, 2014 at 6:32 am (6 months ago)

    I love your block and your instructions and pics are so clear. Thanks for sharing.

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  87. Tracy
    January 16, 2014 at 8:19 am (6 months ago)

    This block is perfect for a project I need done..yesterday!! Love the fabrics. .Dots are always a favorite in my studio….

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  88. Michelle Harrison
    January 16, 2014 at 9:01 am (6 months ago)

    I think your tutorial is great–just the thing to review when I go back to foundation piecing. Cute block, too.

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  89. Joanna
    January 16, 2014 at 9:12 am (6 months ago)

    Nice block. Your star points look perfect, something I envy you on. Star blocks are one of my favorite blocks. Thanks.

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  90. Ailbhe
    January 16, 2014 at 9:33 am (6 months ago)

    clever star, lovely colours, thanks for the tutorial

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  91. Kim M
    January 16, 2014 at 12:28 pm (6 months ago)

    Great tutorial and a lovely block! Keeping my fingers crossed that some of that fun fabric comes my way!

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    • nicole
      January 23, 2014 at 7:30 am (6 months ago)

      Congrats Kim! You are our fabric winner! I will be sending you an email to get your mailing address :)

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  92. Rebecca Schmitt
    January 16, 2014 at 12:56 pm (6 months ago)

    this block is lovely. I can just imagine the beautiful latticework a whole quilt of them would make!

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  93. Quilting Tangent
    January 16, 2014 at 1:19 pm (6 months ago)

    Pretty star block.

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  94. Anita
    January 16, 2014 at 2:01 pm (6 months ago)

    Beautiful pattern & great use of the fabrics.

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  95. SueAnn Wirick
    January 16, 2014 at 2:26 pm (6 months ago)

    Oh I just realized I forgot to leave you a comment. This star is beautiful. I love sewing star blocks……maybe because I have stars in my eyes?????

    You are very talented.

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  96. Nancy Schwall
    January 16, 2014 at 2:33 pm (6 months ago)

    Love your tutorial and choice of fabrics!

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  97. Lisa McGriff
    January 16, 2014 at 3:23 pm (6 months ago)

    Great block! Great fabrics! Love the colors!

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  98. Mandy Wain
    January 16, 2014 at 6:02 pm (6 months ago)

    Love your block!

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  99. Marilyn Rose
    January 16, 2014 at 6:56 pm (6 months ago)

    Nice block, you make it look simple!

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  100. Elizabeth Monahan
    January 16, 2014 at 9:44 pm (6 months ago)

    I love the block and the tutorial is great.

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  101. Lisa E
    January 16, 2014 at 11:25 pm (6 months ago)

    I am really enjoying the blog tour. Thank you so much for the lovely tutorial.

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  102. Michelle Losch
    January 17, 2014 at 5:58 am (6 months ago)

    I just love how the center white pops!

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  103. Judy Gratrix
    January 17, 2014 at 9:47 am (6 months ago)

    That black just makes it jump out at you. Love the dots, batiks would look great too. Nice tutorial, can’t go wrong

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  104. Carol
    January 17, 2014 at 11:21 am (6 months ago)

    Most interesting! Great tutorial!

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  105. Debra Kay Neiman
    January 17, 2014 at 12:20 pm (6 months ago)

    I really love this block. The black contrasts the other colors so nicely. Happy New Year from Oklahoma, USA. crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

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  106. Ruth Rocker
    January 17, 2014 at 3:08 pm (6 months ago)

    This is such a pretty star. Your instructions make it simple to piece while looking very intricate – my favorite thing :D

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  107. melissa
    January 17, 2014 at 3:11 pm (6 months ago)

    Nicely done! Those colors look great together.

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  108. Linda Erickson
    January 17, 2014 at 3:29 pm (6 months ago)

    Striking block and a nice tutorial!
    thanks!

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  109. Bethanie
    January 17, 2014 at 3:43 pm (6 months ago)

    Love the tutorial and thanks for the giveaway!

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  110. kbo
    January 17, 2014 at 3:56 pm (6 months ago)

    I can see this becoming a lovely signature block within a quilt, great tutorial and pics. Thanks.

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  111. Wendy
    January 17, 2014 at 4:08 pm (6 months ago)

    Great block and tutorial! Thanks for a chance!

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  112. Kathy Buff
    January 17, 2014 at 4:48 pm (6 months ago)

    Love the block and the colors! Do you use EQ7 to design your blocks?

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    • nicole
      January 17, 2014 at 4:51 pm (6 months ago)

      No, but I would love to get my hands on that software! I usually just draw out ideas on graph paper and twiddle around a bit with sizes when I sew it together…. I have had quite a few awful mistakes along the way ;)

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  113. Janie
    January 17, 2014 at 5:14 pm (6 months ago)

    Very creative! What an interesting quilt with stars popping everywhere!

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  114. Vicki in MN
    January 17, 2014 at 5:32 pm (6 months ago)

    Love the aqua in your neat block! I bought EQ7 last summer on the Quilt in a day site for a good price-just in case you want to check it out!

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  115. Shirlee
    January 17, 2014 at 5:48 pm (6 months ago)

    Love your simple tutorial and pics. I’ll definitely try this, hopefully with those new fabrics!

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  116. Cathy Remus
    January 17, 2014 at 7:31 pm (6 months ago)

    Love your block! Thank you!

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  117. Pat V.
    January 17, 2014 at 7:45 pm (6 months ago)

    Beautiful block — can’t wait to give it a try!

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  118. Kathe
    January 17, 2014 at 8:37 pm (6 months ago)

    WOW! Great work! Thanks for sharing.

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  119. Jo
    January 17, 2014 at 9:36 pm (6 months ago)

    Thanks after reading your post this does not seem as daunting as I thought it would be

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  120. LeAnne L
    January 17, 2014 at 9:59 pm (6 months ago)

    Love this block and I can visualize it in a lot of different colors. Couldn’t figure out how you put it together. Thanks for the tutorial on it.

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  121. Charlene McCullough
    January 17, 2014 at 10:02 pm (6 months ago)

    I love your block and all star quilts. I thinks stars are my favorite to make. I also love your choice of colors. Thanks for sharing the block and tutorial. Also thanks for the giveaway.

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  122. Debbie
    January 17, 2014 at 11:07 pm (6 months ago)

    I like the color choices, whick makes the star pops off the block.

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  123. Sandy K
    January 18, 2014 at 10:55 am (6 months ago)

    I love your color choices. Thanks for the tutorial.

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  124. Vicki H
    January 18, 2014 at 10:56 am (6 months ago)

    Thanks so much for the tutorial for your block. I love the citrus color.

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  125. Jen B
    January 18, 2014 at 1:13 pm (6 months ago)

    I love your block, I don’t think I’ve seen one like it before. You didn’t say if the giveaway is open internationallly or not – I’m in the UK.

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  126. Barbara Y
    January 18, 2014 at 4:47 pm (6 months ago)

    This is a really striking block. The fabrics you chose for it really do the block justice. I will be marking this block as one to make in the future. Thanks for the opportunity to win these great fabrics.

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  127. Emily C
    January 18, 2014 at 7:38 pm (6 months ago)

    Great block. I love how it resembles a wrapped gift.

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  128. Alexis
    January 18, 2014 at 10:24 pm (6 months ago)

    Thank you for such clear instructions!

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  129. Lesley Moore
    January 19, 2014 at 1:33 am (6 months ago)

    Great tutorial and I love the block, beautiful contrasting colours. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  130. Janne Ellingsen
    January 19, 2014 at 3:08 am (6 months ago)

    Great tutorial!

    Love your stars.

    jachelno(at)gmail(dot)com

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  131. Tiffany
    January 19, 2014 at 8:17 am (6 months ago)

    I love love love this block. Very striking! :D

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  132. Shauna T
    January 19, 2014 at 10:19 am (6 months ago)

    awesome block, love the colors!!!!

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  133. Lynne Tilley
    January 19, 2014 at 12:21 pm (6 months ago)

    I have copied this tutorial and will be attempting this block!

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  134. Linda
    January 19, 2014 at 3:49 pm (6 months ago)

    HI, THANKS FOR YOUR BLOG,THIS TUTORIAL+SHARING!
    THANKS TOO, FOR A NEAT GIVEAWAY!

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  135. Lori Morton
    January 19, 2014 at 6:01 pm (6 months ago)

    Loooove your star block & the colors you used!!! Thank you for sharing the Tutorial….am pretty new to quilty things, so you have made me feel like not so hard to do this block! Made it easy to understand…

    Ohio Hugs!!! :)

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  136. Jillian Grant
    January 19, 2014 at 6:25 pm (6 months ago)

    Clever little block. Love the fabric too.

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  137. Terry
    January 19, 2014 at 6:38 pm (6 months ago)

    Love this block and your choice of colors!!! Thanks for the tutorial :)

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  138. Deb
    January 19, 2014 at 8:41 pm (6 months ago)

    I’ve really enjoyed the blog hop!! Love all the star blocks and especially your colors.

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  139. Cheryl
    January 19, 2014 at 9:46 pm (6 months ago)

    I love the aqua and citrus! They just pop so beautifully against that black and white!

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  140. Dawn Jones
    January 19, 2014 at 9:53 pm (6 months ago)

    I am new to sewing, but I would like to give this block a try.
    It is so pretty.

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  141. Margaret Schindler
    January 19, 2014 at 10:15 pm (6 months ago)

    I love the colors you chose for this star. Love the star too. Thanks for sharing

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  142. wendy
    January 20, 2014 at 6:19 am (6 months ago)

    great block, it’s so original!

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  143. Pramudita
    January 20, 2014 at 2:15 pm (6 months ago)

    What a great tutorial! Thank you for the giveaway

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  144. Piroska
    January 20, 2014 at 6:38 pm (6 months ago)

    I love your block. Gorgeous! Thanks for the tutorial. You make it look so easy!

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  145. Rebecca T
    January 20, 2014 at 11:40 pm (6 months ago)

    What a lovely block. I’d love to see it in a full size quilt… Dang, another item for my list. :-)

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  146. Susan
    January 21, 2014 at 3:37 pm (6 months ago)

    Beautiful block. The more I look at ti, the more the colors grow on me. Would love to see what secondary patterns might appear with more blocks added.

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  147. Jocelyn
    January 21, 2014 at 4:59 pm (6 months ago)

    Your star block is fabulous!! Thanks for the giveaway opportunity!

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  148. Lisa Marie
    January 22, 2014 at 5:24 am (6 months ago)

    Love your block — so original! And dotty fabric is wonderful.

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  149. Kathryn M
    January 22, 2014 at 7:22 am (6 months ago)

    Love the block very inspiring

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  150. Jen | Acts of Craftiness
    January 22, 2014 at 10:37 am (6 months ago)

    I love these colors together! The orange and aqua really pop. I haven’t made any quilts or blocks using a lot piecing yet. I just can’t bring myself to trim off all those gorgeous corners! Do you save them to use in scrappy pieces, or are they usually too small?

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  151. nicole
    January 22, 2014 at 7:26 pm (6 months ago)

    Thank you for entering everyone! I will post a winner this evening after my son goes to bed ;)

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