Day 2 of the 2016 Cloud9 New Block Blog Hop…

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Day 2 of the 2016 Cloud9 New Block Blog Hop…

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Hello! Welcome to Day 2 of the 2016 Cloud9 New Block Blog Hop. I’m very excited to show you the tutorial for my original block. Cloud9  is generously sponsoring the New Block Blog Hop featuring their Organic Cirrus Solids. The “Berry Harvest” bundle was curated by our blog hop hosts, Yvonne @Quilting Jetgirl, Cheryl @Meadow Mist Designs, and Stephanie @Late Night Quilter and Cloud9 has supplied each blogger with a fat quarter bundle. All the blocks made for the hop will be made into quilts for donation.

Block

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I’m calling this block “Hidden Star”. Mainly because I love what happens when you put several of these blocks together. Let’s just say I love secondary patterns. They bring me great joy. It was windy and cloudy the day I took these photos, the perils of a quilt blogger.

General Pattern Notes:

Sew all seams with an accurate 1/4″ seam allowance. The “Hidden Star” block is a 12 1/2″ unfinished block.

Cutting Directions:

Cutting Directions

Piecing Directions:

Step 1…

Pieces used:

  • 4 – 2.5″ squares from fabric B
  • 12 – 2.5″ squares from fabric E

Using your favorite marking tool and a ruler draw a diagonal line on the back side of each of these 2.5″ squares. Once done, set the fabric E squares aside for later. Now all the marking is done for the block.

Draw a Line

Step 2…

Pieces used:

  • 4 – 2.5″ squares from fabric B with the diagonal line already drawn from Step 1
  • 4 – 4.5″ squared from fabric C

Place the 2.5″ square from fabric B in the upper left hand corner as shown in the diagram below. Stitch on the drawn line. Trim 1/4″ from the sewn line to remove excess fabric. Press fabric towards the triangle. Make 4 units.

Step 1

Step 3…

Pieces used:

  • The 4 units from Step 2
  • 4 – 2.5″ squares from fabric E with the diagonal line already drawn from Step 1

Place the 2.5″ square from fabric E in the upper right hand corner as shown in the diagram below. Stitch on the drawn line. Trim 1/4″ from the sewn line to remove excess fabric. Press fabric towards the triangle. Make 4 units. Set these aside for later.

Step 2

Step 4…

Pieces used:

  • 8 – 2.5″ squares from fabric D
  • 8 – 2.5″ squares from fabric E with the diagonal line already drawn from Step 1

Place the 2.5″ square from fabric E over the 2.5″ square for fabric D. Stitch on the drawn line. Trim 1/4″ from the sewn line to remove excess fabric. Press fabric. Make 8 units.

Step 3

Step 5…

Pieces used:

  • 8 – half square triangles from Step 4
  • 4 – 2.5″ squares from fabric D
  • 4 – 2.5″ squares from fabric E

Layout squares as shown in the diagram below and piece rows together.

Step 5

Step 6…

  • 4.5″ square from fabric A
  • 4 – units from Step 3
  • 4 – units from Step 5

Layout all the pieces as shown in the diagram. Stitch rows together. Once the fabric was cut it took about 30 minutes to put this block together. I really enjoyed working with the Cloud 9 Fabrics. The colors are so saturated and the feel of the fabric was really pleasant.

Step 6

Here’s a diagram to show how the Hidden Star blocks in a quilt layout. I love that secondary star that appears. I really enjoy playing with secondary patterns.

Finished Quilt

Please be sure to visit all the other bloggers on today’s Blog Hop. There is so much talent in the group so you don’t want to miss any inspiration!

Host: Cheryl @Meadow Mist Designs

Miranda @I Have Purple Hair
Jennifer @The Inquiring Quilter
Sarah @123 Quilt
Leanne @Devoted Quilter
Jen @Patterns By Jen
Jennifer @RV Quilting
Amanda @Quiltologie
Sharon @Yellow Cat Quilt Designs
Jen @A Dream and A Stitch
Jen @Faith and Fabric
Carole @Carole Lyles Shaw
Stephanie @Quilt’n Party
Susan @Sevenoaks Street Quilts
Katrin @Now What Puppilalla
Amista @Hilltop Custom Designs
Nicole @Handwrought Quilts
Marla @Penny Lane Quilts
Silvia @A Stranger View
Sarah @Smiles Too Loudly
Carrie @the zen quilter
Mary @Quilting is in My Blood

37 thoughts on “Day 2 of the 2016 Cloud9 New Block Blog Hop…

  1. Sue

    Lovely work, Stephanie. Love the design created by making lots of blocks!

  2. Anne Boundy

    Your block makes a fab secondary pattern!!

  3. Puppilalla

    Wonderful and versatile. I am sure it will be a fun block to make =)

  4. Paige

    Clever star created with the sew and flip unit! Well done!

  5. Alice Samuel's Quilt co.

    Wow!!!💝💝💝 I thought the block was fabulous but seeing the design it creates is just wow, wow!!! Well done Stephanie 👏👏👏

  6. SHARON Parcel

    Very fun with great possibilities!

  7. Jennifer

    Beautiful block and it makes a wonderful secondary. Great job!

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  9. Yvonne @Quilting Jetgirl

    Oh, how fun that the sawtooth star appears when you tile the blocks together – lovely! Thank you so much for joining the hop. 🙂

  10. Carrie Wikander

    Okay, so cool the way the gray makes a “star” too. Good use of the colors. Super job.

  11. Kate Heads

    Love it, so interesting when you put the blocks together, the stars, the movement, and the arrows. So clever, and a great tutorial.
    Smiles
    Kate

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  13. Amista Baker

    I love your block! You did a great job on the tutorial also. The blocks put together as a quilt is beautiful!

  14. cheryljbrickey

    Great block and name! I really like the secondary pattern.

  15. Sarah@123quilt

    I love the secondary pattern! Your block looks lovely and the tutorial was great!

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  17. Ann

    Great block! Love the secondary pattern.

  18. Leanne Parsons

    Great block! I love the star as a secondary pattern 🙂

  19. Lisa

    This is a fun block. I love how it comes together in a quilt.

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  21. Rosemary

    I’m seeing stars! Love the color combo.

  22. marykmalon1

    Well done on your design, execution and directions.

  23. Anja @ Anja Quilts

    I love that it makes a great secondary pattern.

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  25. pennylanequilts

    Your block is lovely, and the secondary design it creates is really beautiful.

  26. Gypsy Moon Quilt Co.

    Oooh, Stephanie, this is gorgeous! The block is already so great by itself – then to see it in a layout? Love!!

  27. spierssusan

    Love the use of my favorite color-very pretty! Thank you, Susan

  28. Debra Kay Neiman

    You are helping a new quilter so much, Just love your block. crystalbluern at tds dot net

  29. Abigail @ cut&alter

    Oh Stephanie this block is wonderful – the secondary pattern is great. I think I am coming around to a quilt made from blocks as I start to see all the wonderful opportunities!

  30. Shannon

    Woweee, I love this block! And it comes together for an amazing quilt layout. Gonna give it a try!

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  33. Jennifer @ Inquiring Quilter

    Great block! I love blocks that create secondary patterns, and this one is very special.

  34. Jennifer Strauser

    I love secondary patterns, too. Great block!

  35. livinh20

    Nice block and great tutorial. Thank you

  36. Kathy Bertelsen

    Oh my….love love this block.

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