May 24

Eight Pointed Star Quilt (161)

This is the “Eight Pointed Star Quilt.”

 

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I was asked by someone on Facebook the name of this block, and I did not know.  After searching the internet high and low, the closest thing that I read was that this shape is common in the Middle East and they refer to it as the “Eight Pointed Star.”

 

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I’ve made quilts using this “Eight Pointed Star” before, but with a different overall layout…

 

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Isn’t that amazing?  Same shape, completely different quilt!

 

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The inspiration for this quilt block came from this Joel Dewberry Print.    The center squares were cut to be a final 8 inches x 8 inches.  I used a flying geese method to create the points, and I love the final result.  I added some serious sashing between these blocks (4 inches final, I believe).

 

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I used this sweet Joel Dewberry print for the backing, and another brown one for the binding. The quilt pattern I used is a simple free motion meander.  The teacher that received this quilt did not realize I made it.  She thought I bought it and had the kids sign the back.  It wasn’t until another teacher told her that I made quilts that she finally understood the thought and love I put into it.  But, hey, when people think that my quilt was store purchased, that’s it’s own kind of compliment, right?

 

 

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This quilt’s final dimensions were 68 x 84.

 

But, wait!  Don’t leave yet!  I have some exciting news!  This post that you are reading right now is my 198th blog post.  That means, in two more blog posts, I will be writing #200!  This is cause for celebration.  I’m going to have some fabric giveaways from a fabulous Etsy shop, so stay tuned!  #200 is going to be a chance to win some awesome fabric!

 

Thanks for stopping by!

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  1. Oh it is really fun to see how layout design with a block affects the final design. Lovely!

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