I had the opportunity to test a fun block for Diane of From Blank Pages. It is her brand new Star Fruit paper piecing pattern, and it comes in 6 inch, 12 inch, and 18 inch sizes. I chose to make a 12 inch finished block.
This pattern is not one to pick for your first time paper piecing, but it is a very do-able block for someone with a reasonable amount of paper piecing experience. It makes a really cool secondary design that I chose to deemphasize in the tan area, but it just depends what you want to do with it.
I decided to play around a little bit with Photoshop and see what an entire quilt made from this block would look like.
First up is the standard, non-sashed quilt. It makes some really nice secondary designs, and I think I would actually have an easier time deciding how to quilt an entire quilt of this block than I will when this is part of a sampler.
I really, really like this block set on point! My husband saw this picture, and I think he wants an entire quilt made just like this. This quilt isn’t going to happen anytime soon, but I agree that it would be beautiful.
Lastly, we have how this block will actually be used – as part of my Real World Red and White Sampler. I’m up to 15 blocks! Exciting, because my goal is for this to be a queen (long ways off).
This block is available on Craftsy
. Or you can leave a comment right here for a chance to win a copy! I will leave comments open through May 5th, and announce the winner on May 6th.
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