Monday, September 27, 2021

Strip Star Block Challenge - The Reveal

This has been an amazingly fun month of discovery and play with a quilt block that was completely new to me.  

I didn't make a lot of alterations to the layout of the block itself, rather I focused on the color placement and the secondary pattern that emerge when you play with the colors.  

Here is the version that I fell in love with as I was playing in the design software. 

I imaged this version using the same fabrics in all the blocks for a really cohesive look.  I started the month with a plan for a really scrappy quilt, then I narrowed it down to using scrap fabrics from the same colorways - green, orange, brown and burgundy with the center square being the same warm beige in all the blocks. The outer triangle units are a scrappy mix of off-white, barely beige and other neutrals. 

I've got 6 of my blocks finished and here is how they look on the design wall. 

I can't wait to get the rest finished and put together.  As I'm assembling the blocks, I'm using partial seams which are much easier than anyone would think and give that "how did you do that" look which will make all your quilting friends envious! 

Here is the list of Instagram handles of the participating designers.  Each of us are sharing our project reveals on Monday September 27th.  















An easy way to find the posts is using the following hashtags.  Just type them into the search box and the posts will show up. 












I can't wait to see everyone's reveals and I hope that you will take a look too! Be sure to follow each of the designers so you don't miss their posts during this fun challenge.

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  1. This looks awesome, love your color choices.

  2. Really like this re-imagining of the block. Interesting that three designers had a similar view - yourself, @katecollerandesigns & @reeze_morningglorydesigns - with three very different colour choices to show the versatility of the block.
    Are you going to do a Tutorial on the block with a pattern release to follow please? Pretty please?