Thursday, February 23, 2017

Everyone's a Star Quilt Along: Week 4

Hi! Debby here with Week #3 Block in the "Everyone's a Star Quilt Along."

I chose the beautiful Moon Flower collection. I'll just quote the description from the Benartex website because it says what I'd say anyway!

"Red, black, and cream make a bold statement in this beautiful Asian inspired collection! From the large circle prints to the flowing “Oshi Stems”, Moon Flower is a design masterpiece, destined to make quilts to be treasured for years to come."

Let's see the fabrics again, OK?

Moon Flower by Kanvas Studios for Benartex Fabrics
 And another view:
Aren't these yummy?
It was so difficult to choose just 4 fabrics for my block, but somehow I did!
Four fabrics for my block
Now, onto the parts!
Parts for one Moon Flower block
But, wait! How did I get there? Here's a chart for cutting one block:

Now let's see some steps. First, instead of cutting all those D squares (2-1/2"), I cut one 2-1/2" strip of each fabric, stitched them together, and then cut 8 two-square units as shown below. Then, these are sewn into four 4-Patch units.

Quick piecing and cutting the corner 4 Patch units
I eliminated the funky shaped template of that B shape in the diagram by using an easy method. I cut four red and four black rectangles 2-1/2" x 4-1/2". I also cut 8 light squares 2-1/2" x 2-1/2". I drew a diagonal line on each as shown. I will SEW on this line, but note how I have them aligned.
Two rectangles (red and black) with light squares attached
 Stitch along the drawn line; trim 1/4" away from stitched line (discard the waste triangles).
Stitch on drawn line
 Press triangles as shown. Make four sets of these for each block (I made 4 blocks for this quilt).
Press triangles
Now, let's see the rows:
Three horizontal rows of my block
And the finished block:
Moon Flower Block, Week 3 Quilt Along

Here's Stephanie's Star Block #3, made using Liberty Garden.
Head over to her blog to learn more about it.

Here's Lisa's Star Block #3, made from Zentastic
Head over to her blog to learn more about it. 

Come back Thursday, March 2nd to see how to assemble the quilt!


Join us to make this quilt in just 5 weeks! 

Which version will you make? Or will you use another Benartex, Kanvas, or Contempo line to create our Everyone's a Star quilt? Share your progress by e-mailing your pictures to us at – we will post them on Facebook and Instagram throughout the Quilt Along. We are looking forward to quilting with you!

Email us a photo of your finished Everyone's a Star quilt top made with any Benartex/Kanvas/Contempo fabric collection for a chance to win a box of Fossil Fern fat quarters! (Bonus entry if your quilt is quilted and bound as well!)
Email your photo by Thursday, April 6, 2017 to be entered in the drawing. 

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  1. You know what I love about this block, and especially the red/black/cream fabric choice? It's not obvious that there's a star in there - you really need to study the block a bit to see it. I think the other two samples easily show the star . . . which is nice too. ~smile~ Thank you for sharing!

  2. I like this block and the opportunity for embroidery in the middle square.