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Aug 26, 2015

Broken Star Blocks

Aug 26, 2015
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I've been busily piecing these warm and vibrant Broken Star blocks since school started up last week.  They are so me, it's unreal.  This is my perfect color palette. And modernizing a very traditional block with an ombre-style coloring, is..... well..... just me.  :) 

Funny, I showed my husband this fabric and pattern before I started sewing and his comment was "Isn't that exactly like that other quilt you just made?"  I, of course, scoffed.  This is fabric bundle (available here) is nothing like whatever other quilt you're thinking of.  And no, I haven't ever in my life sewn a Broken Star block before, so this is obviously very different.

I almost doubted my plan.  For a second.
And then I remembered he can't tell the difference between warm and cool colors.  I scoffed again.
I'm sewing these up into a sweet little mini.  By little mini, I do mean little.  This block finishes at 8".  So if you do the math, those are 1" x 2" geese and 2" finished hourglasses.

I'll show you more next week.  Happy sewing until then!
Broken Star block by Nancy Cabot 1936. Pin It

18 comments:

  1. I think this might need to show up in the next BOM!

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  2. Husbands don't know jack squat about quilt blocks, even engineer husbands. ;-) Those are great little blocks! Make me a mini tooooo! haha. What are you up to next Wednesday? We need a play date!

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    1. Cristin: Your comment made me laugh so SO much, we all need a friend like you! For some reason, I occasionally ask my hubby for his opinion on quilt design ideas, and always find myself wondering why on earth I ask him, as he knows diddly squat about quilts and I always end up doing what I want anyway. I've learned to go to the girls for better informed ideas :)! Most importantly, Anne Marie, your quilt block is stunningly beautiful. It is my favorite in a very long time. Totally going to try it...thank you!

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  3. Love! I don't think I have seen a quilt block that I liked so much in a long time. I might have to add them to my mile long list of things to make -- but larger -- that is a lot of little piecing.

    I'm also glad to know that other people's conversations with their husbands are a lot like mine. We regularly discuss what color things are. He thinks burgundy is purple and dark blue is black. scoff :)

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  4. These are so beautiful and I love your colors! The ombre -style coloring is really cool. Every block is just perfect. :)
    Will you be doing a tutorial with this block?
    Susie

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    1. Hi Susie- I'm liking Loretta's suggestion above.... I may add this block to my next BOM....? It's a fabulous block.

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  5. So exquisitely tiny and crisp! And such a great color palette!

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  6. I love this block with the colors you chose. How much fabric would you need of each?

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    1. I'm working from the Ruby Red Grapefruit bundle of Fat Eighths (L's Modern Basics from Lecien) available from Shabby Fabrics. LOOOOOOOVE these colors!

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  7. What is that you are using for the background? I really like it.

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    1. The background fabric is Robert Kaufman's Quilter's Linen in Straw. It has such a nice golden tone to it.

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  8. Love this Block!
    msstitcher1214@gmail.com

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  9. really beautiful! Where can I find the pattern?

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    1. Hi Jennifer- I'm toying with the idea of putting together a pattern for this mini. ;)

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