Sunday, September 11, 2016

Cloud9 New Block Blog Hop

Welcome to my stop on Cloud9's New Block Blog Hop. I'm so excited to have you visit and to share my new block design featuring Cloud9 Fabrics' Cirrus Solids in the Berry Harvest color palette. Cirrus Solids are created by cross weaving two similar tones to create a unique combined color with subtle striations and texture. The fabrics add a modern sophisticated feel to projects.
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Now, without further adieu, let me introduce my block.....Thistleberry Stars. Click here to download and print the pattern.
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With this block, I have continued my exploration of secondary patterns created from a single block. (You can see my other secondary pattern explorations here and here.) The large star this block creates reminds me of some type of cocklebur or prickly berry, while the small star is reminiscent of the goat head stickers that are abundant in western Kansas.
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I had hoped to make a mini quilt using 3" or 6" blocks to show the secondary pattern of this block, but unfortunately that didn't happen because of our Row x Row Road Trip disaster. I did, however, include the cutting instructions for both the 3" & 6" blocks, along with the 12" block, in the pattern.

Be sure to visit the rest of the bloggers participating in the Cloud9 New Block Blog Hop today to see their new block designs:

Lastly, I want to thank our hosts - Stephanie, Yvonne & Cheryl - for this blog hop and for the 2016 New Quilt Bloggers group. They have done a wonderful job organizing, educating and connecting us. Be sure to stop by their blogs to enter the blog hop giveaways: Stephanie @ Late Night Quilter, Yvonne @ Quilting Jetgirl, and Cheryl @ Meadow Mist Designs.

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog. If you make a project using my Thistleberry Stars block, please share a photo with me!


Update: Here are the links for the rest of the blog hop...