Monday, May 16, 2011

25 patch star

Quilting for others gives me the opportunity
to use fabrics I probably wouldn't use for myself.

It stretches me.
Yeah! for that!!!

I have an old pattern for this block
but there was NO NAME on the pattern....
so I went searching for the NAME of this block.

Do you know what searching involves????
Yes.
It means looking at ALL your OLD quilting books.
Do I have to admit how many of those I have???
:/

I finally found something similar on this site.
Marcia uses 3 1/2" squares....
I used 2 1/2" squares....
and she calls it a "25 patch star".

Hopefully I'll be able to make four more blocks today.
My plan is to make TWO table runners
for TWO people who need a
VERY special thank you gift!!!

9 comments:

  1. i know that block as "Sister's Choice"

    i like your blocks- the fabric combinations are beautiful!

    thanks for sharing

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  2. You will finish. I know you will.

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  3. Those are beautiful, Beth - it's fun to try out old patterns, isn't it?

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  4. Wonderful blocks!! I like your use of the stripes in the first one. They'll make beautiful table runners!

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  5. Thats a great block. I like to have an excuse to use different colors or fabrics too. I usually like them a lot!

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  6. It's a variation of the Sister's Choice block - I just love those fabrics and colors.

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  7. Yes, it's sister's choice. It was the first block in the Saturday Sampler I am going to. Easy to do and so pretty. I. Plan to make a quilt with this block pattern. I like to visit your blog!

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  8. Yes Sister's Choice, always a lovely block. These are soft and charming. These runners should be smiles along with your thank you. Bonnie

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  9. Sounds like you need a particular book on your shelves - Barbara Brackman's "Encyclopedia of Quilt Blocks." I find it's invaluable for this sort of research.

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