This is my new paper pieced pattern “Starlight”. Included in the pattern are directions, a coloring sheet, block layout diagrams and full size templates to complete a 16 block 52″x52″ quilt. The blocks are 12 1/2″ square with seam allowance. This pattern was inspired by an ancient mosaic floor. The photo to the left I made using 9 blocks instead of 16 the pattern calls for. I had made many test blocks from scraps and these were the ones that blended best together. It was pieced using left over 2 1/2″ strips from my For the Love of Geese quilt. See my pattern page to purchase Starlight.
Lori at Quilting Needs completed her top using 16 blocks the pattern calls for. Her quilt makes me think of a cool summer night looking up at the clear sky. This was Lori’s first paper piecing project and I love it. Thank you Lori for trusting me and agreeing to test my pattern. Head over and give congrats to Lori at Quilting Needs
If I were to make another quilt with this pattern I would definitely choose contrasting colors for the stars.
Increase the number of blocks to make a full size quilt by printing additional templates, directions for expanding not included. If you do make something using my pattern, please share a photo with me and a link back to my site is always appreciated.
Susan at Farm Quilter shared these lovely blocks. I am in love with her colors and cant wait to see her finished table runner. See what I mean about the contrasting colors?
The blocks below were pieced with Moda solids, I may have enough of them to complete another small quilt. Unfortunately I didn’t like the look of the solids with the batiks or I would have had a full 52″x52″ quilt. The paper is a little wavy but I think you can still get a clear idea of the template assembly. Depending on whether you are piecing a corner block, border block or a center block the number of templates to form each will vary. The dark blue quarter star is 2 templates on either block shown. These 2 templates combined with 2 templates for the large star forms 1/4 of the whole block. This is not a complex block so it is beginner friendly. You will need paper piecing knowledge. You may find instruction videos all over youtube or you can refer to my tutorial here. The tutorial is not for this pattern.
It was my intention to have more photos of completed quilts to share with you today from 5 additional testers. However, being new to blogging I don’t have a list of reliable testers to fall back on. Lori followed through with a remarkable quilt and I love her for that. Half of the testers have been unreachable since receiving the pattern for testing. Please… if you volunteer to test a pattern for myself or someone else any feedback is valuable. If you receive the pattern and its more difficult than you anticipated or perhaps it really isn’t for you, share that with the designer. Any feedback, even negative is better than no feedback at all.