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Dreaming of Stars Blog tour!


What makes blenders so great?  It's got to be the color.  The deep saturated color, so versatile, so inviting.  DREAM, the new line of blenders for Timeless Treasures, is just that.  And tiny dots?  Oh, I'm in love with the tiny dots!

Timeless Treasures asked us to design a 12" star block.  I used Shannon's No-waste Geese tutorial to make a Sawtooth Star on the outside, and put a wonky log cabin in the center, what do you think?

Want to make this block?  Here are the steps:
1.  Cut  (1) 7.25" square of your background fabric and (4) 3 7/8" squares for your star points.  Follow Shannon's tutorial to make flying geese for the star points.
2. Cut (4) 3.5" squares of your background fabric for the 4 corners of the block.
3. Cut strips ranging from 1.5"-2" of all fabrics except the background.
4.  Construct a wonky log cabin (I like this tutorial from Ellison Lane) and square it up to 6.5"
5.  Lay out your patches and piece them together in rows.  Press seams of top and bottom sections towards corner blocks.  Press seams on the center section towards the log cabin.

6.  Join the rows, press, and admire!

Timeless Treasures is giving away 1/2 yd of EACH Dream color I used in this block to one lucky blog reader.  (Taupe, Berry, Citrus, Grass, Teal and Royal).  To enter, just comment on this post with your favorite quilt block pattern of the moment.  I will choose a winner next Monday, 1/20.  Make sure I have a way to contact you if you win~

Please check out all the blogs on the tour this week to see the full collection of DREAM fabrics and all the star blocks~

Monday, January 13- Jessica Alexandrakis (You're Here!) - http://lifeunderquilts.blogspot.com/

Tuesday, January 14- Kim Brackett - http://magnoliabayquilts.blogspot.com/

Wednesday, January 15- Nicole Daksiewicz - http://modernhandcraft.com/

Thursday, January 16- John Kubiniec - http://bigrigquilting.blogspot.com/

Friday, January 17- Kimberly Einmo - http://www.kimberlyeinmo.com/blog/ 
And don't forget to head over to SewTimeless on the 17th for a giveaway of a FQ bundle of the whole collection (30 pcs, totaling 7 1/2 yards!)

Comments

  1. A truly unique and fun block!! Thanks for sharing. Love the colors!

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  2. Different! I love the bright colors, and the wonky log center makes it truly unique.

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  3. My favorite quilt block of the moment is an 8 point Lone Star I am working on as part of a larger quilt. I really like your bright colors!

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  4. That's a really cool block, I like churn dash blocks at the moment, beautiful fabrics.

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  5. This is a lovely block - I love the saturation of the colors in this fabric!

    I really don't have a favorite block right now. I'm working on a BOM sampler quilt, and having lots of fun trying different blocks!

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  6. A tri rec star! I just LOVE how they make a circle in the quilt!

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  7. A tri rec star! I just LOVE how they make a circle in the quilt!

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  9. I love the way your block came out. I don't have a favorite block at the moment, but I am going to give your block a try.

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  10. Super cute! My favorite block is currently the churn dash. Thanks for the chance.

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  11. Love the bright and cheerful look of this block.

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  12. I'm seeing so many of the "Economy Blocks" right now it's making me want to try some!

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  13. What great blenders! Love! I don't really know the name of this block but it is basically a nine-patch but 5 of the 9 squares are made out of mini postage stamp nine-patch blocks.

    https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2855/11649025943_fe16470259.jpg

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  14. Don't have a favorite right now but always love hexies!
    Love the block!

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  15. I like the log cabin block. They have so many ways to lay out the blocks.

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  16. Oh, that looks lovely! I love kaleidoscope.

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  17. Lovely fabrics! My favorite for the time being is the pinwheel block.

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  18. Love the bright colors, great star, as for me right now I am working on hexies and then strip piecing shamrocks for March. Thanks for your work, K Still haven't figured out the google way to link addresses. Sorry

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  19. Nice block - I love the fabrics too!
    My current favorite quilt pattern (not exactly what you'd call a block) is the folder (Somerset) Star. I am working on a pillow using it now.

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  20. Great fabric! I love your block, too. Fun with the WLC center! I'm into stars right now. I just love the look, and you can do so many things to the centers! Thanks!

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  21. I love your wonky log cabin. Very nice. My favorite block right now is the four-pointed star I'm making using EPP. The block is made of squares and right triangles. I recently discovered EPP and love it. I bought your book and love it too. That's how I discovered your blog.

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  22. Your star block has always been my favorite block but with a solid center. I thought yours was great so might have to try something a little different for me.

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  23. I've really been enjoying log cabin blocks lately!

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  24. HI, A NEAT BLOCK!
    MY FAVORITE IS THE PINWHEEL!
    THANKS FOR SHARING!

    msstitcher1948@yahoo.com

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  25. Love your star block. It turned out so cute. My favorite block right now is the log cabin. I love that you can use a variety of color in them.

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  26. Your star block is so different from others I've seen...it's really cute! I'm into hexies at this time.

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  27. Love your bright star block - thanks for sharing. Right now I'm enjoying the disappearing 9-patch block. thanks for the giveaway too.

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  28. I think my favorite block is this one right here that you're so kind to give us! I can't wait to try it. Thanks for the turtorial & for the chance to win! :)
    samtaylorcjsmimi(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  29. I love the idea that you changed the traditional block and made it wonky. Wonky works for me.

    Kathy Stoessner

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  30. Fun block!
    At moment I'm kind of into churn dash but also loving log cabins.

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  31. I actually like a simple 9 patch. I can use it in so many ways. Thanks!

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  32. I love this block of yours!
    I love to hand stitch, 'skew-whiff' log cabins so of course your block is exactly my kind of thing !

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  33. Looks great. I am very interested in the Storm at sea quilt blocks right now. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  34. I love star blocks - any star blocks. Right now I will be working on Maverick Stars by Bonnie Hunter at Quiltville. Lovely.

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  35. As of today I love the monkey wrench block but I keep drifting to the economy blocks to! Very fun colors for your block though thanks cjjj0717(@)gmail dot com

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  36. Very cool block. I like the log cabin in the center. I love star blocks because there are so many variations and they look great in any type of fabric. Thanks TT for the giveaway.

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  37. I am swooning for the swoon block by thimleblossoms.
    Shawn

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  38. Right now I'm fascinated by NY Beauty blocks! Great star, the wonky middle is very fun.

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  39. Loving drunkards path blocks right now! Your block is gorgeous :)

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  40. Beautiful block,.I love log cabin and stars blocks.They look gorgeous with any fabrics.Thanks for the chance!

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  41. I think my favorite right now is the Swoon block. I am selecting my fabrics that I am going to use to make the quilt this week!

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  42. My favourite block at this moment is one Ijust made for a swap: granny square

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  43. Easy-peasy tumbler block cause it's pretty fast going together. However, I really would love to do a quilt with the Swoon block.

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  44. I always love star blocks of any kind.

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  45. I've actually got two favorites right now. I'm doing English Paper Pieced hexies and making Grandmother's Flower garden blocks. And I'm using a bunch of 2 inch strips and making a scrappy Bright Hopes quilt.

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  46. I've been playing with improv blocks lately. Love the way you put the wonky log cabin in the center! Will have to try this!

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  47. At the moment Id like to play with the disappearing pinwheel - just saw it on a video. Thanks!

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  48. Lovely block and fabric! Log cabin is my all-time favorite!

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  49. My favorite block is the 'ole reliable Ohio Star. It's simple and looks so awesome with solids. IF I win, you can contact me at lauriebecker1@gmail.com THANKS!

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  50. I have been loving paper piecing lately. No specific block, but I just love the beautiful outcome!

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  51. I love your color-saturated star! These fabrics and your design are awesome together! My current favorite block is Drunkards Path. I love the curviness. Thanks for sharing your delightful blog.

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  52. Um, I LOVE your star! The colors are super fun, and the wonky-ness is fitting, as stars pulsate and such. Woo! And my favorite block is any I can construct with half-square triangles, which of course, is almost anything. Thank you for sharing!
    ~Brandy

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  53. That is SO pretty! I love the rich colors and the funky center: great job! My favorite quilt block has always been an Ohio Star. :-)

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  54. I am in between and trying hard to decide what to do next. I think I will go with a wonky star block

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  55. I'm loving the colors in these blenders......AND I always wanted to do a wonky star! It would be best to reach me at skeetersaw@comcast.net
    Thank you for this chance to win some great fabric!

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  56. The block that I would like to make next is the cathedral window block. I found a tutorial on making pillows with a cathedral window blocks. Pillow would look great in these blenders!!! You can reach me at canon_susan@yahoo.com.

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  57. My favorite block is the crazy quilt block. It's a great way to use up scraps, and I don't have to worry about matching any points. I'm all for a worry-free block!

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  58. My favorite block is Jacob's Ladder - I love how versatile the block is and how easy it is make.

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  59. Migrating geese and log cabins!! Love those dots too!!!

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  60. This is FANTASTIC! I cannot wait to try this. Thank you soooooo much for the tutorial and inspiration.

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  61. Loving the blenders! So gorgeous! I would have never thought to put a log cabin in the center of a saw tooth star! And the fabric colors make it pop that much more! :D Love it!

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  62. I always love star blocks but my favourite at the moment is a wonky log cabin where I don't have to measure the fabric accurately!

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  63. I love hexagons at the moment, but for many years my favourite blocks were anything involving stars.

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  64. My favorite block is Cathedral windows with stars running a close second.

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  65. What a great combination of two block patterns. My mom's favorite pattern was always the Log Cabin and I think she passed it on to me. She would have loved this combination. My favorite at this point in my quilting is the pinwheel and all the unique combinations.

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  66. The choice of gray makes the colors so much brighter. Reminds me that the best day to go looking at spring blooming trees is a gray, drizzly day. Yes, I'm longing for spring. Beautiful block!

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  67. Your star is gorgeous! This colors are really popping! For machine sewing my favorite pattern at the moment is the Marcelle Medallion Quilt. For EPP at the moment it is the mini I am working on - the spring Carnival!

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  68. Totally boring, but I just learned how to make flying geese, so that is my current fave

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  69. Always love a new take on log cabin! My block of the moment, though, is a double pinwheel. Easy and great for kids quilts

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  70. I'm re-in-love with wonky blocks and your star is a STAR!! My current favorite block is the wonky house block. Such fun and such possibilities with personality. Thanks!!

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  71. Sawtooth star is my favorite right now.

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  72. Love your block! I have been working on designs that have some form of a star in them so I guess it would be star blocks for me.

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  73. hi, your block is such a fun combination of the wonky log cabin center with the bright fabrics. My favorite block is the bear paw.

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  74. I'm loving wonky stars at the moment

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  75. Any. I haven't even finished by first project (a nine patch table runner). Yay!

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  76. Great block - I love the colours!
    My favourite block is the churn dash.

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  77. My favorite of the moment is double nine patch.

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  78. Fun block! My favorite block is the Dresden Plate.

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  79. I love the mix of 'wonky' and the order in the points :) Maybe it is orderly chaos LOL - Awesome block and love the colors!

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  80. My favorite block at the moment is the itty bitty scrap around. I am trying to do some scrap control. I love the colors of these fabrics.

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  81. Love your star! Flying geese is still a favorite--just finished some from scrappy HSTs last week :-)

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  82. My favorite quilt block is the Feathered Star!

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  83. Right now I am trying to tame my basket of scraps with wonky log cabins.

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  84. Well I just finished a wonky star block that was super fun. I guess stars are the it thing right now lol! I love this block you did! What a great twist on a star block! Thanks

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  85. I just finished my first plus sign quilt top. Great fun! Now to decide how to quilt it

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  86. Great star design. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  87. I've always liked the wonky made blocks. Love this!

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  88. My favorite quilt block today is a variation of spools. Your star looks great...a nice tribute to Van Gogh! :)

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  89. Love your block, the wonky log cabin center is the perfect compliment to the star. My favorite block of the moment is a wonky star. Thanks for the great tutorial.

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  90. Such a fun block! I'm really into paper piecing right now, especially all of the blocks from Julie Hirt's Block Rockn series on 627 Handworks.

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  91. I would like ANY block right now!! My daughter got married at the beginning of December, my husband and I moved 2 weeks later to a neighboring state. I haven't sewn for at least 2 months, and I just need to get started on another project before I blow! :)

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  92. Love the wonky log cabin.... looks great in these intense colors!

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  93. Not sure I can name one particular block; but I do like the traditional ones like log cabin, four and nine patches, friendship star etc. Not real big in the wonky and abstract ones; but certainly do like your fun fabric choices.

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  95. (sorry I neglected to answer the question so I deleted original comment to start over)

    What a great block. And the colors in this fabric? Just gorgeous. Must get some!

    Lately I've really been liking the disappearing 4 patch blocks. There's something about those that really catches my eye.

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  96. Oh My!! Pick me Pick me!! I absolutely love the bright colors and the twirly effect of your star. I would love to work with these fabrics.

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  97. Such a cute block! Right now I'm working on log cabin blocks so this is perfect, well wonky if you go by the log cabin. :)

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  98. Wonky block with the sawtooth star would be a great way to use up the scrapes and make it exciting. Maybe even using some embroidery stitches I have been wanting to try. Love this block and idea.

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  99. At the moment my favorite block is the Friendship Star...love all stars, even those with wonky centers! Thanks for sharing.

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  100. I love the stars right now too, there's a great free pattern for a five point star on craftsy right now

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  101. I just can't get enough stars. I think they represent many things to many people. I love the colors you selected and the block is fantastic. I love the little pop of green. It is fun to see your star creation. I like how you combined different aspects of blocks (wonky, log cabin, and flying geese). Thanks for participating and thanks for a chance to win some great fabric.

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  102. Mariners Compass. 24Tangent@gmail.com

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  103. My favorite block right one is the Economy Block.

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  104. I love these fabrics and your block.

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  106. Sorry I didn't answer the question so deleted and started again. I have been doing a lot of Aunt Bec's Nine Patch lately in couple of different sizes. But you have got me interested in doing a log cabin as part of a block, not a whole block

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  107. Right now, any star block would suit me just fine.

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  108. Lovely block. I really like the Snowflake Block right now.

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  109. I really like a crazy log cabin!

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  110. That is the coolest look for the log cabin block and the dots make it even better

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  111. I love log cabin and ohio star so your block hits the mark. Happy New Year from Oklahoma, USA. crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

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  112. I'm just finishing a quilt with log cabin blocks, but I LOVE your wonky center!
    thanks!

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  113. Like many others I like doing stars....as long as I can get them "points" to show!

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  114. Very easy to understand and follow it.

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  115. I'm open to most anything right now! Trying to think artsy and this block gets there!

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  116. I have always love stars, and yours is a great way to use some smalls scraps up!

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  117. I just finished Bonnie Hunter's Mystery quilt Celtic Solstice so my current favorite block is Birthday Girl. I learned so much doing it!

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  118. I'd have to say this wonky log cabin star block is my favorite at this moment--I love it!

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  119. Just now Ohio Star is my favorite -- I could make them all day long!

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  120. I love paper piecing; all pattern.
    Love your pattern.
    Thanks

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  121. Love this piece! Thanks for sharing.

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  122. I really like the Ohio Star. My home state star. Love the colors you used. Going to make my Ohio Star in the same colors. The tutorial is great. Thanks for sharing.

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  123. I recently came across "Spiderweb Star" pattern,that I find odd and interesting.

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  124. At the moment - because I'm making approx 250 of them - my favourite is the four patch. Humble but good!

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  125. My favorite right now is the disappearing 4 patch. I love your wonky log cabin star.

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  126. My favorite is 54-40 or Fight - it makes a great quilt by itself or with alternate double 9-patch!

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  127. I really like the log cabin block. You didn't say if the giveaway is open internationallly or not - I'm in the UK.

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      Yes, it is open internationally~ Good luck!

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  128. In the past my go to block was the 3D bowtie. I think that I have made 30+ 60 X 80 quilts out of that block. This year I want to focus on something different and will be working on log cabin blocks. Thanks for the opportunity to get some great fabric.

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  129. My favorite easy to make block is the simple star. 6" center, 12" finished. So easy to put together and great for quick projects.

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  130. I love this wonky log cabin star! The colors are scrumptious!

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  131. My favourite is the log cabin, the first block I ever made with my Grandmother's help. Started my love affair with quilting many years ago. Love your wonky log cabin star block and thanks for the chance to win.

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  132. cool block, right now my favorite is a log cabin, easy to make and such fun to layout.

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  133. What a fun block!!! My favorite block right now is the churn dash. Thanks for sharing :)

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  134. I like the wonky log cabin....and am loving the teal color.

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  135. Right now, I LOVE the swoon block!

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  136. I'm a relative newbie to hexies and EPP so my current fave is the Texas Star.

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  137. such a fab block, and the fabric works perfectly. I have to own up to loving the Economy block!

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  138. My current favorite block is LeMoyne Stars. Your star block looks fabulous!

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