I was asked to take part in the Star Sampler Blog Hop at Inspired By Fabric and create a 12 inch star block that will be made into quilt by the Fabri-Quilt blog team.
Yesterday was the first day of the blog hop and my block and tutorial can be found here. There will be 9 days of blocks and tutorials and 3 fat quarter bundles of the Marblehead Venetian Glass that will be given away!
You will have 9 chances to win by leaving a comment on each post and the giveaway will run through March 17th.
After I sent my block off I still had some of the fabrics left and I decided to make another star block for me. There were 23 different fabrics in the collection and this is what I choose. The print with the large circles caught my eye right away and then I picked a couple colors to go with it.
This is a different star block than the one I did for the blog hop. I also added just a little bit of purple batik from my stash that matched perfectly. What was I going to do with one block???? How about a pillow to add to my growing collection!
The block was 12 inches and then I added a 2 1/2 inch border so I could have a 16 inch pillow.
I used the last of this beautiful swirl for the back and put a zipper in as there wasn’t enough fabric for a folded back. I also had just enough of the teal print to make a binding for around the pillow. This was the first time I have done a pillow with binding and I really like it.
The whole project was made with scraps…..I always keep my scraps of Warm & Natural and zig-zag them together for small projects.
Here is a closeup of that neat fabric, I just did some free motion stitching around the circles.
Now hop over to the Star Sampler Blog Hop and giveaway at Inspired By Fabric!
The line-up – all posts will be on the Inspired By Fabric blog:
March 4: Connie from Free Motion by the River
March 5: Joanne
March 6: Fabri-Quilt blog team
March 7: Dawn Stewart from Spring Water Designs
March 10: Heidi from The Whimsical Workshop
March 11: Monica from Diary of a Quilt Maven
March 12: Shanna from Fiber of All Sorts
March 13: Tammy from Tamarinis
March 14: Fabri-Quilt blog team