Wednesday

The Big Day is Here.

Well here it is Wednesday and now I can unveil my latest block.  It has been really great seeing the fantastic array of blocks and if you haven't yet won your own copy please leave your name below for yet another chance.  If you are listed as anonymous please note I won't be able to track you down if you are the winner.  So please log in somehow; via your own blog or webmail addy are usually the easiest ways.

Now the block above is my final block.  I had originally planned for the outer green to be the same as the inner green but unfortunately miscalculated how much fabric those outer sections needed.  

My original plan was to make the block in colours similar to the layout just above and to the left  but couldn't find the right yellow for the background.  Yes I know it doesn't look yellow on the web, but in real life that is yellow. I included the layout on the right just to show you the difference colour can make.

My third layout was my first plan for the medallion layout.  This one would be perfect for someone who likes applique with all those open spaces near the middle.  However as I personally don't do applique it would be the design I am least likely to use.

Btw if anyone wants to try any of these three layouts you will need to increase the block by 200%.  The extra part blocks in the first two layouts are regular size.

And if you, like myself, have way too many UFOs but still want to try out this block why not make a table runner.  Three full blocks plus two quarter blocks with a small border makes a table runner a bit under 50inches in length and approximately 16in wide.  Perfect for Xmas..... just had a thought check back later.. say tomorrow and I should have uploaded a Xams table runner for those who like red and green that is.

Anyway back to the important thing... leave your name so you can be in the draw for your own copy of Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks Issue 6. Good luck.
   



 

169 comments:

Vireya said...

That's an amazing-looking star, Cinzia!

Thanks for the chance to win the "Blocks" issue.

memajudithlynn said...

Judy Rahaeuser
Upland CA
email: j.rahaeuser@verizon.net

(please don't publish my email or city/state-thanks)

Love Of Quilts said...

Trish!

Jitka Oherová, Czech Repubic said...

Very good. Thank you for possibilities, you make for us.

Joy V said...

Amazing block Cinzia. Thank you for the chance to win a copy of this book.

hueisei said...

Amazing and cool block!

DonnaP said...

Wow! An incredible block.
Thanks for the opportunity to win.

PatchworkRose said...

Love your Block Cinzia. As a paper piecing fan your block sure appeals. Love stars too.

Lisa Marie said...

Wow, that is an amazing block! I love the medallion layout but don't really think it needs applique as the block if fabulous on its own.

Martina said...

This is beautiful! I love it!

JoyceLM said...

Amazing block - love it. Thanks for the chance to win.

Dee said...

I absolutely love this block and all the possibilities of it. Thank you for the layouts.

B Greene said...

Gorgeous block - and the layour for the Christmas table runner is beautiful - love the quarter-blocks at the ends! Thanks for the inspiration and for the chance to win!

Swedish Scrapper said...

Fantastic star block! Is is so nice with a Christmas colorway, and just as nice with summery colors! I really like it!

Anne said...

Beautiful block. Amazing how the use of color defines the block's apparent depth and shape.

Bernie said...

Lovely block. Cannot wait to get started as soon as I get my copy of the magazine.

Briarose said...

great looking block. Love the colours.

Nancy Sue said...

Congrats on a beautiful block! I love ALL the layouts, and their kalidescope effect. (off topic, thx for the post about bagging fruit trees-hate spraying anything!)back on topic- This is a must do block!! Thank you for participating in the block tour!

Kathy said...

This is a beautiful block! I love paper piecing and I think I just found my first project to make from the 100 Blocks magazine.

Lee Ann L. said...

Oh wow! That is a wonderful block! Stars are my favorites and this one is amazing!

patricia said...

Loving the different point of view from Australia. Good job.

Maureen said...

Ohhhh, I love your block! Thank you so much for a chance at the give-away!
mgw070 at shaw dot ca

Mary Jane said...

Nice block. congrats!!

vwlady said...

Great star block. I like the table runner idea a lot.
ntzasqrl2(at)msn(dot)com

Gill said...

Great block! I like the table runner version!

Muttmomkay said...

Wow that star quilt is amazing!

hiyacinth said...

That's a beauty!

CelticRose said...

Cool block!

Lorraine said...

What a fabulous block!! Love the complexity of it!

jrt14 said...

I like how the two greens look together. It is a great block.

SewWhatsNew said...

Great block! This is a must make for me. Thanks.

Vicki H said...

Great star block. Thanks for the opp to win.

Joni said...

Beautiful block, Cinzia. I think it is so special, that I would use it as a medallion center block. Thank you!

Kathy H said...

Wonderful block. I love all the different layouts. ANd the table runner would be a great use for those stars.

bairdmtn said...

Love your block and especially the tablerunner you made! Beautiful colors! Hate it that you have problems with critters feasting on your fruits! I don't see how ANY fruit grows to maturity to go to market! There is a bug or critter for everything! Congratulations on your block being chosen for Volume 6! Can't wait to get my hands on it!!

Purl Buttons said...

Oh, my goodness your block is stunning!

Michelle Klingaman said...

Oh my gosh, what a beautiful block! I love stars, I so want to try this one.

Michelle Klingaman said...

Oh wow! Just beautiful!!!

WoolenSails said...

This is a stunning block and would be so beautiful to make into a christmas runner.

Debbie

Barbara said...

Perfect for Christmas!

Pat S. said...

I love all of the posibilities for using your block! Thanks sew much for this chance to win :-)

Donna said...

Wow! What a great block!

rutigt said...

A beautiful star. It will make a beautiful quilt!
Gun, Sweden
gun@lapp.se

Nancy said...

It does make a gorgeous table runner!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Very cute. Love the table runner. Thanks!

Jennifer Schifano Thomas said...

Love your block, especially in the Christmas-y fabrics. Just stopping by to say "hello". Don't enter me in the giveaway, I'm on the tour, too. It's great to meet you. Have a super day!

Lee said...

Beautiful block! Congrats and thank you for the giveaway!

Debbie said...

wow that is great.... thanks

Sandra said...

Even the lighter green still makes a beautiful star. Maybe red and green for Christmas. Just a thought. Thank you for taking the time to enter your Star block in Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks, Volume 6 and giving all of your followers a chance to win.

Sandi T.
sandit1@sbcglobal.net

BizyStitches said...

Thanks for being in the blog hop and congrats. My name is Jenelle Boxberger. WOuld love to win

Mary said...

Great block. Thank you for sharing.

Regina said...

This is a great block - I can see it in yellow/orange/red like a sunburst...

banjo795 said...

I'm soooo glad that I'm not the only one who miscalculates fabric yardages! Your block is really intricate, can't wait to try it!

Sandy said...

I love the greens - they make it pop.

-Sandy
wrybbunz@gmail.com

kt said...

Love seeing all your different setting options for your block--it is stunning! Thanks for sharing!

Tamsyn said...

Love this block! Tamsyn

Karen in Breezy Point said...

Wow--the block is very cool--would make a beautiful Christmas quilt!

Teresa said...

Wonderful block. Thanks for the chance to win

Wayne Kollinger said...

Cinzia

A block by itself is nothing. You don't know its true worth until you see it in combination with other blocks.

I confess that when I got my copies of 100 Blocks, I din't pay any special attention to your block. But now that I see what can be done with it, I am impressed.

Don't enter me in the draw. I don't need another copy of the magazine. I just wanted to say how much I like your block.

Wayne Kollinger

Cathy B said...

Love your block! Congrats on getting your block in the magazine!

Diana said...

Love, Love, Love your star block!!! I love paper piecing, and your fabric choices are great. Thank you for sharing.

Lisa E said...

Love your different layouts. Congrats on having a block in the magazine.

Cecilia said...

Great star block! It makes a great table runner.bthanks for the chance to win a copy of the magazine.

Sue in Scottsdale, AZ said...

Your block is amazing and so are the layouts you have created. sue @ asdfwordpro . com

Stephanie said...

What a striking block. I always love to see new star blocks. Thanks for sharing!

Joanna said...

Cinzia looks like it would make a beautiful Christmas star. Love it in the runner you show.

arlette said...

Your block looks so elegant!!! :)

Vivian said...

Very nice. That must be paper pieced? It looks hard, but worth it. Thanks. Vivian

Grandma Helen said...

Your block is so striking! I think the brown check/plaid fabric pulls the eye in.

Alberta Diane said...

Stars are my favorite motif. Thanks for a chance to win!

Karen said...

What a great block! Congratulations on having it published and thanks for sharing. My name is Karen P from Canada

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

Wonderful, wonderful star!

VickiT said...

Wow Cinzia! That's an awesome looking star block.

The Village Queen said...

Wow thats an amazing block. So perfect for Christmas! Thanks for the chance.

Judy said...

I love the star block and think it would be perfect for a Christmas Tablerunner.

Savannagal said...

Your new block is beautiful. Thanks for the opportunity to win the book.

Lori S said...

What an amazing block!!! Can't wait to make it. Thanks for the chance to win!

Kathy Lancaster said...

Spectacular block.

Margaret said...

Wow I really love that block I will be making it

Susan C said...

Beautiful block. Thanks for all the ideas of layouts and color. It's always amazing to see how different the same block can look depending on how it's set.

Carrie P. said...

OH, my goodness! what a really awesome block and what a great quilt you can make with it.

Diana said...

Stunning star block. Thanks!

Madeline said...

I like the final colors you chose more than what you started with. I think it will look great in red and green.

QuilterKat said...

I really like this block! Congratulations on getting it published in the magazine and thanks for the opportunities to win.

vickievanphd said...

Wowzer!!! I like it :) Good Luck to me on winning....if not I will get this mag, it is gonna be a good one!!!
vickie.van@hotmail.com

vickievanphd said...

Wowzer...nice block
vickie.van@hotmail.com

Laurie Parrack said...

What an amazing block. So much detail. Congrats on being chosen to be in the magazine.

Lou said...

Wow what a block!!! Amzing!

Geri said...

I also like to paper-piece and your block is very classy.

Marcia W. said...

Congratulations on your selection for the QM 100 Blocks issue. Your block is amazing, awesome, and WOW! Wish I could find an original word to describe the design. Thanks for sharing.

Shar said...

That is an amazing star!

Eva said...

This block repeated in Christmas colors would make a beautiful table runner.

kwkaiser2 said...

It's an exciting block with so many color possibilities

Marcia W. said...

Congratulations on your selection for the QM 100 Blocks issue. Your block is amazing, awesome, and WOW! Wish I could find an original word to describe the design. Thanks for sharing.

PJB said...

Great star block. I especially liked the medallion versions.

Judy1522 said...

What a fantastic block. I love the green color.

TheStylishHome said...

Love the star~! Great color choices. Can't wait to see the entire magazine! Thanks for the layouts...that always makes a difference for me!

Tami C said...

What a sweet block and I'm sure it will make a great Christmas table runner. Congratulations for having your block in Quiltmakers 100 Blocks #6 and thanks for the chance to win.

~Kris~ said...

Amazing star! This is definitely the most challenging block I have seen so far. Each of the layouts is more tempting than the next. Can't wait to try it.

Farm Quilter said...

Oh my goodness, what an amazing star!!! I can totally see why it was selected to be in the book - congratulations on a spectacular block!!! I love the colors you ended up with, the outer, darker green really gives it great depth!

Judy said...

I like the option with all the space available to add some sort of applique around the star. Nice block.

Lis said...

Great Block!
lisamcgriff(at)hotmail(dot)com

Carol Sc said...

I don't do much applique either, but I like that medallion set. I also enjoyed the explanation of not having enough fabric --- it actually causes us to be more creative. Great block!
quiltschon@att.net

rvquilter said...

love the star block
thanks for the chance to win!

Patty said...

That table runner would be one of the first things I would make. Your block settings are really creative.

Quilt Monkey said...

Stunning block! There have been some great ones on this blog tour!

Emily C said...

Nice block.

Toni Stone said...

Really neat block. Can't wait to try it.

samtaylorcjsmimi said...

Congrats on being published. Great block! Thanks for the chance to win! :)

midwestmarykay said...

What a cool block! THanks for sharing!

Nancy D. said...

Your block is stunning.

Annie said...

I like the idea of a table runner - just enough multiples of the block to be interesting but not so many as to get boring (boring to me sewing multiples, definitely NOT boring to a receiver of an entire quilt made of these blocks).

Elizabeth said...

Wow! What an impact on seeing this block. Amazing work!

Julie in WA said...

An exceptional block design! Looks like it belongs on the top of a Christmas tree. I especially like the runner...

wendy said...

Amazing block! Reminds me of the kaleidoscope images I'd look at when I was a child. Loved them. Thank you!

Cathy Tomm said...

great block, thanks for a chance to win.

judi said...

Love your spikey block!

Denise :) said...

Very nicely done -- and you're right -- a Christmas runner would be the perfect setting for it! :)

bethstrand said...

Lovely block and what fun layout options! pbstrand@msn.com

Sherill said...

Wow is all I can say! Great block!

Nancy said...

Your stars really twinkle, great job. Thanks for the chance to win.
Nancy in SC
mommabee24 at the gee mail place.

Angelia B said...

cool block thanks for showing different layouts,

Quilter In Paradise said...

oh my,,, my favorite yet!! I love making pointy blocks,, love paper piecing,, did I say I love pointy blocks?

I want this one. so pick me!

Sallie said...

What a beautiful Christmas star! Thanks for the giveaway!

Mary said...

Your block is amazing! Thanks for sharing.

Barb66 said...

Beautiful block, love the colors..

DebBees said...

WOW

Cathryn said...

How fun! You were flexible enough to accept that your block was going to have different colors than you first thought.

sharon said...

I love it! Thanks for a shot at winning the book!

Lorri Schuller said...

like the runner- nice use of a pattern and not make UFO's- thank you for the chance to win a magazine

Bev said...

Your block is super wonderful! I also downloaded the alarm clock from you ad site as I tend to lose track of time when on blogs and such!!!

Jeanne in Ohio said...

Cool block! Thanks for the giveaway.

ritainalaska said...

love the star form in this block ... so viersitile. looks good however you've used it.

SueB said...

Awesome block. Can't wait till the book comes out.

Shirley in Canada said...

What an awesome looking block!! Way to go!!

nanror said...

Beautiful block! WOW! It can used for so many quilting occasions!
NyRoraback@aol.com

michelle said...

this is great!! I like seeing all the options, too!!! Any star block is A-OK in my book!!

mhardey(at)ymail(dot)com

Bluequilt said...

Thanks for a chance to win the Blocks issue.

Sandi1100 said...

I like making star blocks and look forward to trying yours. Thanks for the chance to win a copy of the magazine.

barefootT said...

beautiful star :)

Deb said...

Such a stunning block.

Gloria said...

Waht a gorgeous block. The color variations you chose are beautiful.

Cindy said...

Pretty block. Thanks for the chanc to win.

Judith said...

I think that this terrific block would make a beautiful Christmas table runner. I'll be back tomorrow to check it out. Thanks.

Rachell said...

Oh woman, I am dying and going to heaven! This is amazing! I adore star blocks and mariners compass and paper-piecing!!!!!!!!
Nice to meet you!
Congrats! And when I first saw it, I thought Christmas Star!
claddaghsquiltsandstars.blogspot.com

pjquilter said...

What a creative block; love your suggestions.

MoeWest said...

What a lovely star block! I love it in the table runner. It would be great for Christmas.

Beth said...

What a dramatic block. Thanks so much for the giveaway.

wordygirl at earthlink dot net

S Walker said...

This is such a unique block; I love it. Not sure my skills are up to the task though. swalker287 (at) gmail (dot) com.

Shawna said...

What a striking star, beautiful! Congratulations on having your block published. Thank you for your giveaway.

missmoozie(at)gmail(dot)com

Jodi - usairdoll said...

WoW! How talented you are to have created this block, amazing! I love star blocks.

Thank you and Quiltmaker for a great giveaway and a chance to win.

usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

grammygwendolyn said...

Beautiful block. I love stars and yours sparkles.

Jill Montgomery said...

Gorgeous block! Congrats on being in the issue!

Robyn said...

That block looks amazing.

Dana Gaffney said...

My name is Dana. Your block is gorgeous, I can't wait to try it. Thanks.

Carmen Nuland said...

I love your block - and the colors you ended up choosing

Debbie said...

I would love a copy! Thanks!

Marie Abernathy said...

Amazing block! Thanks for the chance to win!

Back Porch Extras said...

Beautiful block and the table runner. Great idea for Christmas.

Kelly said...

WOW! That is quite a block!!

Quilter Kathy said...

This is an amazing block...looks hard, but I'm up for the challenge!

scarlette said...

What an extremely striking and lovely block. I love the color combination you used. Would be great for the top of a nativity quilt and or a christmas tree quilt. thanks scarlette shobbs@scarlette.com

Pat V. said...

I like the look with the two different greens. I think this would be lovely as a table runner, thanks for the inspiration.

Linda H said...

Love your block. I like a challenging block!! Thanks for the chance to win a copy of 100 Blocks.

Maria Kievit said...

Magnificent star block! love it. thanks for sharing.

Linda E in AZ said...

I like your table runner idea!
thanks

pjquilter said...

Fabulous block; really want to try it out

Karrie S said...

Awesome block! Thanks for the chance to win.

Lyn said...

Beautiful star...love the idea of a Christmas runner. Congrats on being in the magazine!