Fabric, Tutorials

Dreaming of Stars Blog Tour & Giveaway

January 15, 2014

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


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:



  • 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.


  • Sew along the drawn line.


  • 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.


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

Step 2:



  • 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.


  • 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.


  • 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).



  • 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)




  • 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:


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


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


  • 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!


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  • Reply DeborahGun January 15, 2014 at 1:36 am

    Gorgeous block – I love the colour choices :-)

    • Reply nicole January 15, 2014 at 7:40 am

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

  • Reply Kim S January 15, 2014 at 2:34 am

    Love your block and the tutorial.

    • Reply nicole January 15, 2014 at 7:39 am

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

  • Reply Chris January 15, 2014 at 3:57 am

    I love your star. Everyone loves stars.

    • Reply nicole January 15, 2014 at 7:38 am

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

  • Reply CJ January 15, 2014 at 4:52 am

    What a great looking block!

    • Reply nicole January 15, 2014 at 7:37 am

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

  • Reply Janet Parde January 15, 2014 at 5:42 am

    I really like your block. The contrast is lovely!

    • Reply nicole January 15, 2014 at 7:37 am

      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!

  • Reply Joyce Mitchell January 15, 2014 at 5:47 am

    Thanks for the great block tutorial – love the fabrics.

    • Reply nicole January 15, 2014 at 7:36 am

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

  • Reply Michele Timms January 15, 2014 at 6:00 am

    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!

    • Reply nicole January 15, 2014 at 7:35 am

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

  • Reply rachael January 15, 2014 at 6:59 am

    Great tutorial and loving the block!

    • Reply nicole January 15, 2014 at 7:34 am

      Thank you so much Rachael!

  • Reply Debra Dunn January 15, 2014 at 7:16 am

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

    • Reply nicole January 15, 2014 at 7:33 am

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

  • Reply Kim January 15, 2014 at 7:31 am

    What a pretty block!

    • Reply nicole January 15, 2014 at 7:32 am

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

  • Reply carol January 15, 2014 at 7:35 am

    beautiful, and thanks

  • Reply Laurel January 15, 2014 at 7:41 am

    That is spectacular. Seriously. I love it.

    • Reply nicole January 15, 2014 at 7:42 am

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

  • Reply Laura January 15, 2014 at 7:48 am

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

    • Reply nicole January 15, 2014 at 7:49 am

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

  • Reply Stephanie January 15, 2014 at 8:18 am

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

  • Reply Dee Anderson January 15, 2014 at 9:07 am

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

  • Reply Mary Ann January 15, 2014 at 9:12 am

    These colors really pop!

  • Reply Sandra Steele January 15, 2014 at 9:12 am

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

    • Reply nicole January 15, 2014 at 9:37 am

      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!

  • Reply Lisa Dempsey January 15, 2014 at 9:46 am

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

  • Reply Brandy Pettit January 15, 2014 at 9:51 am

    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!

  • Reply Therese January 15, 2014 at 9:55 am

    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.

  • Reply Pauline Gudas January 15, 2014 at 10:00 am

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

  • Reply Donna January 15, 2014 at 10:05 am

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

  • Reply Lou January 15, 2014 at 10:09 am

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

  • Reply Jennifer January 15, 2014 at 10:14 am

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

  • Reply Kathy Stoessner January 15, 2014 at 10:18 am

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

  • Reply Beth January 15, 2014 at 10:20 am

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

  • Reply LynnEl January 15, 2014 at 10:23 am

    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!

  • Reply Mary January 15, 2014 at 10:32 am

    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?

  • Reply Karen January 15, 2014 at 10:32 am

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

  • Reply Linda S January 15, 2014 at 10:51 am

    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!!

  • Reply Maire January 15, 2014 at 10:57 am

    Oh, I love how easy you make the block!

  • Reply Karen January 15, 2014 at 11:09 am

    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.

  • Reply Barb Johnson January 15, 2014 at 11:10 am

    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!

  • Reply Gill January 15, 2014 at 11:24 am

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

  • Reply Brenda Hulsey January 15, 2014 at 11:29 am

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

  • Reply Karen Ann January 15, 2014 at 11:30 am

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

  • Reply mary powell January 15, 2014 at 11:37 am

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

  • Reply Laurel C January 15, 2014 at 11:49 am

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

  • Reply Debby January 15, 2014 at 11:50 am

    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

  • Reply Susan Lee January 15, 2014 at 12:17 pm

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

  • Reply Kellye A January 15, 2014 at 12:18 pm

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

  • Reply Susan the farm quilter January 15, 2014 at 12:25 pm

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

  • Reply Judy in Michigan January 15, 2014 at 12:29 pm

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

  • Reply The Mrs. January 15, 2014 at 12:37 pm

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

  • Reply Rina January 15, 2014 at 12:39 pm

    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.

  • Reply Carol a.k.a. Beulah January 15, 2014 at 12:40 pm

    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! :)

  • Reply Maryellen January 15, 2014 at 12:45 pm

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

  • Reply Allison D January 15, 2014 at 12:57 pm

    Gorgeous block – great job!

  • Reply Jennifer Padden January 15, 2014 at 1:08 pm

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

  • Reply Rhonda January 15, 2014 at 1:49 pm

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

  • Reply Kat Scott January 15, 2014 at 2:24 pm

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

  • Reply Christine January 15, 2014 at 2:45 pm

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

  • Reply Debbie January 15, 2014 at 3:04 pm

    Awesome block. Love it.

  • Reply LisaT January 15, 2014 at 3:05 pm

    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!

  • Reply CarolAnn H January 15, 2014 at 3:32 pm

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

  • Reply Terri January 15, 2014 at 3:41 pm

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

  • Reply Allison Evrard January 15, 2014 at 3:41 pm

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

  • Reply Darlene B January 15, 2014 at 3:44 pm

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

  • Reply Anita January 15, 2014 at 3:45 pm

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

  • Reply Stephanie @ Quarter Incher January 15, 2014 at 4:09 pm

    Love this block! The colors you used are fantastic as well!

  • Reply Nancy D. January 15, 2014 at 4:14 pm

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

  • Reply Bethany January 15, 2014 at 4:36 pm

    I love these colors, what a great block!

  • Reply Pam January 15, 2014 at 4:52 pm

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

  • Reply Pam C January 15, 2014 at 4:55 pm

    Great color choices for this pretty star block.

  • Reply VickiT January 15, 2014 at 5:21 pm

    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.

  • Reply Sharon Decker January 15, 2014 at 5:39 pm

    A wonderful block. Fabrics are great.

  • Reply Linda Christianson January 15, 2014 at 6:31 pm

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

  • Reply Diana @ Red Delicious Life January 15, 2014 at 6:44 pm

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

  • Reply Jess @One English Teacher January 15, 2014 at 7:17 pm

    What a great block. Thanks for sharing the tutorial!

  • Reply kathy pfaltzgraff January 15, 2014 at 7:34 pm

    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

  • Reply Vicki Sprain January 15, 2014 at 7:42 pm

    Very cool block design! Love it!

  • Reply Anne Cowan January 15, 2014 at 7:59 pm

    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!

  • Reply Sharon F January 15, 2014 at 8:21 pm

    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.

  • Reply Diantha Howard January 15, 2014 at 8:30 pm

    Nice looking block – Thanks for the detailed instructions!

  • Reply jmniffer January 15, 2014 at 8:36 pm

    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.

  • Reply M Irish January 15, 2014 at 8:52 pm

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

  • Reply Mary January 15, 2014 at 9:41 pm

    Star Crossed is an awesome block. Great color combination!

  • Reply Allison C January 15, 2014 at 10:02 pm

    Love this color combo!

  • Reply Susan Canon January 15, 2014 at 10:04 pm

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

  • Reply Christine Sherman January 15, 2014 at 10:06 pm

    What a great block, thanks for sharing!

  • Reply Hayley January 15, 2014 at 10:53 pm

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

  • Reply Cecilia January 15, 2014 at 11:07 pm

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

  • Reply Lori S January 15, 2014 at 11:33 pm

    Really nice block!

  • Reply Polly Blank January 15, 2014 at 11:45 pm

    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.

  • Reply Marilyn January 15, 2014 at 11:50 pm

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

  • Reply Susan January 15, 2014 at 11:57 pm

    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.

  • Reply Dawn January 16, 2014 at 4:54 am

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

  • Reply Niinu January 16, 2014 at 5:15 am

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

  • Reply Lou Brewer January 16, 2014 at 6:32 am

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

  • Reply Tracy January 16, 2014 at 8:19 am

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

  • Reply Michelle Harrison January 16, 2014 at 9:01 am

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

  • Reply Joanna January 16, 2014 at 9:12 am

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

  • Reply Ailbhe January 16, 2014 at 9:33 am

    clever star, lovely colours, thanks for the tutorial

  • Reply Kim M January 16, 2014 at 12:28 pm

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

    • Reply nicole January 23, 2014 at 7:30 am

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

  • Reply Rebecca Schmitt January 16, 2014 at 12:56 pm

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

  • Reply Quilting Tangent January 16, 2014 at 1:19 pm

    Pretty star block.

  • Reply Anita January 16, 2014 at 2:01 pm

    Beautiful pattern & great use of the fabrics.

  • Reply SueAnn Wirick January 16, 2014 at 2:26 pm

    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.

  • Reply Nancy Schwall January 16, 2014 at 2:33 pm

    Love your tutorial and choice of fabrics!

  • Reply Lisa McGriff January 16, 2014 at 3:23 pm

    Great block! Great fabrics! Love the colors!

  • Reply Mandy Wain January 16, 2014 at 6:02 pm

    Love your block!

  • Reply Marilyn Rose January 16, 2014 at 6:56 pm

    Nice block, you make it look simple!

  • Reply Elizabeth Monahan January 16, 2014 at 9:44 pm

    I love the block and the tutorial is great.

  • Reply Lisa E January 16, 2014 at 11:25 pm

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

  • Reply Michelle Losch January 17, 2014 at 5:58 am

    I just love how the center white pops!

  • Reply Judy Gratrix January 17, 2014 at 9:47 am

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

  • Reply Carol January 17, 2014 at 11:21 am

    Most interesting! Great tutorial!

  • Reply Debra Kay Neiman January 17, 2014 at 12:20 pm

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

  • Reply Ruth Rocker January 17, 2014 at 3:08 pm

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

  • Reply melissa January 17, 2014 at 3:11 pm

    Nicely done! Those colors look great together.

  • Reply Linda Erickson January 17, 2014 at 3:29 pm

    Striking block and a nice tutorial!

  • Reply Bethanie January 17, 2014 at 3:43 pm

    Love the tutorial and thanks for the giveaway!

  • Reply kbo January 17, 2014 at 3:56 pm

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

  • Reply Wendy January 17, 2014 at 4:08 pm

    Great block and tutorial! Thanks for a chance!

  • Reply Kathy Buff January 17, 2014 at 4:48 pm

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

    • Reply nicole January 17, 2014 at 4:51 pm

      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 😉

  • Reply Janie January 17, 2014 at 5:14 pm

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

  • Reply Vicki in MN January 17, 2014 at 5:32 pm

    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!

  • Reply Shirlee January 17, 2014 at 5:48 pm

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

  • Reply Cathy Remus January 17, 2014 at 7:31 pm

    Love your block! Thank you!

  • Reply Pat V. January 17, 2014 at 7:45 pm

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

  • Reply Kathe January 17, 2014 at 8:37 pm

    WOW! Great work! Thanks for sharing.

  • Reply Jo January 17, 2014 at 9:36 pm

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

  • Reply LeAnne L January 17, 2014 at 9:59 pm

    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.

  • Reply Charlene McCullough January 17, 2014 at 10:02 pm

    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.

  • Reply Debbie January 17, 2014 at 11:07 pm

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

  • Reply Sandy K January 18, 2014 at 10:55 am

    I love your color choices. Thanks for the tutorial.

  • Reply Vicki H January 18, 2014 at 10:56 am

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

  • Reply Barbara Dannenfelser January 18, 2014 at 11:52 am

    Great block – can’t wait to get started!

  • Reply Jen B January 18, 2014 at 1:13 pm

    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.

  • Reply Barbara Y January 18, 2014 at 4:47 pm

    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.

  • Reply Emily C January 18, 2014 at 7:38 pm

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

  • Reply Alexis January 18, 2014 at 10:24 pm

    Thank you for such clear instructions!

  • Reply Lesley Moore January 19, 2014 at 1:33 am

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

  • Reply Janne Ellingsen January 19, 2014 at 3:08 am

    Great tutorial!

    Love your stars.


  • Reply Tiffany January 19, 2014 at 8:17 am

    I love love love this block. Very striking! 😀

  • Reply Shauna T January 19, 2014 at 10:19 am

    awesome block, love the colors!!!!

  • Reply Lynne Tilley January 19, 2014 at 12:21 pm

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

  • Reply Linda January 19, 2014 at 3:49 pm


  • Reply Lori Morton January 19, 2014 at 6:01 pm

    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!!! :)

  • Reply Jillian Grant January 19, 2014 at 6:25 pm

    Clever little block. Love the fabric too.

  • Reply Terry January 19, 2014 at 6:38 pm

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

  • Reply Deb January 19, 2014 at 8:41 pm

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

  • Reply Cheryl January 19, 2014 at 9:46 pm

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

  • Reply Dawn Jones January 19, 2014 at 9:53 pm

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

  • Reply Margaret Schindler January 19, 2014 at 10:15 pm

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

  • Reply wendy January 20, 2014 at 6:19 am

    great block, it’s so original!

  • Reply Pramudita January 20, 2014 at 2:15 pm

    What a great tutorial! Thank you for the giveaway

  • Reply Piroska January 20, 2014 at 6:38 pm

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

  • Reply Rebecca T January 20, 2014 at 11:40 pm

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

  • Reply Susan January 21, 2014 at 3:37 pm

    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.

  • Reply Jocelyn January 21, 2014 at 4:59 pm

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

  • Reply Lisa Marie January 22, 2014 at 5:24 am

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

  • Reply Kathryn M January 22, 2014 at 7:22 am

    Love the block very inspiring

  • Reply Jen | Acts of Craftiness January 22, 2014 at 10:37 am

    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?

  • Reply nicole January 22, 2014 at 7:26 pm

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

  • Reply Another BOM star completed | Brockhampton Quilters January 12, 2015 at 2:41 pm

    […] This star block (6th out of 9) called Star Crossed was designed by Nicole Daksiewicz who blogs at Modern Handcraft.  I have made it in Oakshott, a batik and a Kaffe Fassett print.  I like the colour combination.  You can see Nicoles’s original here: http://modernhandcraft.com/2014/01/dreaming-of-stars-blog-tour-giveaway/ […]

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