QUILTS & FABRIC: PAST & PRESENT

QUILTS & FABRIC: PAST & PRESENT By Quilt Historian Barbara Brackman Above: Moda's Baltimore Blues. It's not all blue.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Too Many Y SEAMS???

Madison Star by Nan C.

Jean Stanclift

For the free block of the month I am doing in 2014 at my Civil War Quilts site I thought up new variations of stars. The star in a star above I named Madison Star after Madison, Indiana. See the story and free pattern:

Madison Star by Becky Brown

I Photoshopped 25 of Terry's to make a digital quilt.

And here are nine blocks alternating dark backgrounds and light.
The blog readers have gone in many different directions with this star. Below are
examples from our Flickr page:


Colvinkiwi

Christine

Cookie'sCreek

DebraR

Denniele

Denniele

Dustin

Ed

Jean

JeanneA

Jelibet

JHalasey

JLMeadowlark

Kathie

Leonie

Mulehill

PennyCat

PinkDeenster

Rachael
Note Rachael added a seam to the edge pieces
to avoid Y-seams there.

RCCheryl

Rosemary

SarahV

Sheila

StitchnKnit'sMom

StitchnKnit

Susan

SusieK

SuzieK

SylvieD

 Terry


Above is one posted at Sheryl's Temecula Quilt Company blog

And Dustin's all ticking version

I love this collaboration. I think up hard blocks. You good stitchers sew them!

I added this paper foundation pattern for the star point. Be sure the box prints out 7" square.

To print:
  • Create a word file or a new empty JPG file that is 8-1/2" x 11". 
  • Click on the image above.
  • Right click on it and save it to your file. 
  • Print that file out 8-1/2" x 11". The side of the box should measure 7."  Adjust the size if necessary.

8 comments:

Jeanne said...

Ha -- this block gallery made me smile this morning!

SarahVee said...

Love seeing these blocks all together like this! Special shout out to Rachel who provided me with a paper pieced pattern (shhhh, I avoided the Y-seams!) :) I did enjoy the challenge!

susiefloozie said...

What a great bunch of blocks!!!

Rosa said...

Love them all though I don´t like sew y seams.

Denniele said...

They do make me smile. Nice post seeing them all in one spot.

WoolenSails said...

Those are beautiful blocks and nice to see all the different color choices. I did up a piece this week from an antique I liked, almost got my seams straight, but not quite, lol.

Debbie

Linda Hamblen said...

Beautiful block! I too, would like to have a pattern for a paper-pieced (foundation) block. So happy to have found this blog from a quilting star-Barbara Brackman!!! Linda.

dustin cecil said...

this one stopped me in my tracks for nearly 4 months! these look so great together.