Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Charming Stars Variation

The other day I spent some time sewing, and I have a total of eight charming star blocks made now. I'm so happy I decided to use my Kansas Troubles fabric for this quilt! I really love how it looks.


I had planned to just put my blocks together, like they're laid out above, without the sashing. Then the other day I saw a quilt that had plain nine patch blocks between the stars. I really liked that, so I made up a few nine patch blocks this morning to see how it would look done that way. I think this is definitely the way I'm doing mine now. I do love it with just the star blocks, but I think the nine patch blocks in between make it a bit less busy. And since I'm hoping to make this one king sized, it will speed things up making half of the blocks the nine patches. 


29 comments:

  1. I LOVE your setting!! Keep going...this quilt is going to rock!!

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  2. Really love it with the nine patch blocks added. Yes make it grow bigger faster!;-)

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  3. I like the idea of the nine patch blocks! I'm not sure how big I want my quilt to be, but I'll keep that in mind. Yours is looking great!

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  4. Looking good! It has such a warm cozy feel - perfect for this rainy weather today.

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  6. Love the second setting...works really well!

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  7. I love both settings. Now what will I do with mine, you give me too many options.

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  8. Looks fabulous with the 9 patches. Hugs,xx

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  9. I love the 9-patch blocks. If I ever get to this, I think that is the way I will go.

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  10. I love those colors, the quilt is going to be wonderful! Carole @ From My Carolina Home

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  11. Very nice variation. I need to get back to these stars. This weekend, I plan to get 4 more done

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  12. That is an excellent setting, Terry! This tempts me even more. I really need to NOT start this quilt, but it is getting harder and harder! : )

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  13. I like the addition of the 9 patch block.

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  14. Love this quilt Terry! So striking! Not sure which setting I like better...they are both great!

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  15. That's a great idea...especially for a bigger quilt. Love it!

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  16. The block of the month that we are doing at the quilt shop is from the book called She Came From Kansas.
    We had a choice of Kansas Troubles or Civil War fabrics.
    I chose the Kansas Troubles.
    The designer, Lynne Hagmeier, was the program at our quilt guild. She also did a workshop where we made table treats.

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  17. I realy love the way it's now and it will look fab when your done

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  18. Love the second layout,it's going to be a stunning quilt

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  19. I really love the addition of the 9-patches in between - this is gorgeous!

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  20. I do love the nine patch blocks in between..

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