Monday, February 25, 2013

Blazing Star quilt block

Blazing Star quilt block
2/25/1933- Nancy Cabot published the Blazing Star quilt block pattern in the Chicago Tribune.

The only thing she had to say about it was that it "was brought to the western world from England by the early colonists."

I love this block!  If you are following this sew along and trying to make a sampler quilt, make only the blocks you truly love because there will be so many to choose from that you could make many quilts!

I used paper piecing to make this six inch block.  In my opinion, that's the only way to accurately get the precise lines and angles of this block.

You can get the pattern here.  There are only two basic templates as shown here in fabric.

These two units are sewn together to make one-fourth of the block.

All four sections are identical.  You must rotate the sections to complete the star design.

This pattern can be found in Electric Quilt's BlockBase program as #1238 and in Electric Quilt as Blazing Star.

Tomorrow- Sunny Sam

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