Monday 29 October 2012

Dat Star

This weekend, I decided to get creative and design my own block.  This is the freezer paper template that I used to foundation piece it.

If you put the corner squares together, you would get a Tippecanoe block (like this one made by Jess at The Elven Garden).  I wanted to make a nine patch block though, so I came up with an arrangement for the other squares that I thought looked nice.

And this is the final block.

This block will be one side of a cushion for my brother N.  Someone somewhere has probably come up with it before, but I haven't seen it, so until anyone tells me the official name, I am going to call it "Dat Star".

I used three dark DS Quilts prints, the dark text fabric which is from Spotlight, and the dark fabric in the centre, which is from Denyse Schmidt's Chicopee line.  The light fabrics are from Valori Wells, Denyse Schmidt, DS Quilts, and one print from Anna Maria Horner's Field Study collection.  The border is Essex Linen in Flax.

These are all my post piecing trimmings.

So, does anyone recognise this block?  Please tell me I'm not the only one who makes a giant mess when quilting...


Susan said...

You are on a roll with your designing! The block seems familiar but I don't know its name! It's a great block!

Misa said...

I *love* this block! Wonderful choice of fabrics, too.