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.
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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
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.
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
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