Saturday, August 30, 2014

Celestial Star

Alright, it's been awhile! I was on vacation, and then school started (for me, anyway, everyone else seems to be starting next week).

But, while I was on vacation, I finished up the Celestial Star (paper piecing pattern by Diane Bohn of from blank pages) I was working on.

It's the 12 inch block (and I attribute the wonkiness to me entirely - I accidentally reversed a few of the arms). The pattern comes with templates for a 12", 18", and 24" block. And it's a great pattern, the block certainly looks complex, but the pattern makes it easy! And I really appreciate a choice in sizes.

Some people commented on this picture on instagram, saying how unique it looked, but I just sketched it based on other blocks I liked in the #celestialstarqal hashtag, so... who can say what is unique? The pattern is amazingly versatile! You should browse that hashtag, my friends, some amazing blocks in there.

I made this star for a Round Robin quilt (through the Ann Arbor Modern Quilt Guild so here's a picture of that quilt laid out on the floor of my guest room in the middle of the night: 

Now it's in someone else's hands for the month.


  1. I did see this on IG, and it's taken me a while to get over here and look at it more closely. Fabulous, fabulous, I say and the wonkiness appeals to my sense of fun. I love the quilt from your group and I think your block is a standout. Hard to make it and send it on its way, isn't it?


    1. Thanks! Yes, it's a bit hard to let them go, but as it's for a friend, it makes it somewhat easier. :)