Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Another 8 Carat Star - Building Blocks Tuesday

I'm sorry for missing last week.  My quilting slump continues and I was busy with family in town for Thanksgiving.

By the way, thank you for all your advice about getting over my slump.  It seems the most logical thing to do is just to wait for it to pass, as it will likely do.

I have made something!  Here is one of the blocks I made for the We Bee With It Bee for November.  Green asked for any paper pieced star with a dark background and high contrast stars.  I'm not sure if I really accomplished the high contrast thing since I chose some higher value reds and yellows, but hopefully the colors themselves stand out against the dark grey.  What do you think?

8 Carat Star

This is the 8 Carat Star pattern that I came up with** for a paper piecing class I taught over the summer.  **By "came up with", I mean that I drew it up in EQ7 from scratch.  Given how easy it was to arrive at this pattern, I do not dare claim that I am the only one that could possibly come up with this arrangement.

And before I forget....Speaking of the We Bee With It Bee, sign ups for January - June are open for this bee and several others that are run by Mrs. Pickles at Mrs. Pickles Garden.  She has several bees that might fit you, including a bee just for our Canadian friends.  I've been in one group or another for a couple years now, and it is a great group of ladies.  Check it out.

What blocks have you working on this week?  I would love to see.  Link up your fabulous blocks.  You put a lot of hard work into them - show them off!  This free linky will stay open until the first Monday of next month, but I will repost it every Tuesday until a new month starts.

Quilter in the Closet


1) Please link up only to the page in your blog showing your wonderful blocks, not just the blog homepage.  Flickr and Instagram pictures are also OK.
2) Make sure to put your blog name as the description so people know where they are going or the name of your block!
3) Please grab my button and post it in your blog post or sidebar.
4) Visit other linky participants!

Thanks for reading,



  1. You made that gorgeous block while you are in a slump?! Amazing.

  2. Looks like you are over the quilty block! Your 8 carat Star shines against the dark fabric!

  3. I think you absolutely met that brief Jen!

  4. Lovely block.
    Thank you for the shout out :)


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