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Happy last Friday of the month everyone! Can you believe how quickly summer is going by? It’s been incredibly HOT here the last few days! Today should be settled down a bit – at least I hope it is! If the heat is coming your way please stay hydrated and stay cool! The last Friday always means I get to share with you another block from the Barn Star Sampler Quilt Along being run by the Fat Quarter Shop.
If this is your first visit be sure to check out how this whole process is going in previous posts!
The eighth block of the Barn Star Sampler is called Friendship Star.
Here is the first block I ended up creating. All blocks for this quilt feature fabrics from
- Celestial Fabric by Zen Chic for Moda Fabrics
- Birthday Fat Quarter Bundle by Sarah Watts for Ruby Star Society
- Unruly Nature Fat Quarter Bundle by Jen Hewett for Ruby Star Society
- Pietra Fat Quarter Bundle by Giucy Giuce for Andover Fabrics.
- Essex Linen by Robert Kaufman Fabrics
I am seriously loving mixing these fabric lines together! It’s really creating some unique looks!
For the second block I decided that I wanted to swap the values and use darker colors for the background and lighter colors for the star.
I also think I’m loving the darker background blocks better than the light background blocks. They just really “pop.” I had fun fussy cutting the smiling moon into the center too.
And here is a picture of the two blocks side by side! They won’t be next to each other in the final quilt layout but it’s fun to see just how different they can be!
Keep up with the quilt along by following @fatquartershop and @persimondreams on Instagram to see and share work from your fellow quilters. Don’t forget to use #BarnStarSamplerQAL to share your progress on social media, so we don’t miss seeing your quilts!
Other quilters are sewing along too! Be sure to check out their versions of the blocks – it’s always fun to see the path everyone decides to take!
Meet the Quilters
- Anne Boundy, Said With Love, (@said_with_love)
- Melanie Call, A Bit of Scrap Stuff, (@abitofscrapstuff)
- Rebecca Bird, One Wee Bird, (@oneweebird)
- Reece Ortolani, Hurricane Quilty Stitches, (@hurricanereecequiltystitches)
- Melissa Corry, Happy Quilting, (@happyquiltingmc)
- Pat Sloan, (@quilterpatsloan)
- Gina Tell, Thread Graffiti, (@gina_tell_threadgraffiti)
I’ll be sharing what my Block 9s look like on September 29th! Stop back!