Starry Night Paper Piecing Monday

First of all I have to explain, for those of you that do not know me, I have the attention span of a gnat.  I get bored easily and always have more ideas than I have time.  With this revelation in mind I hope you will forgive me for putting aside my pastel paper piecing blocks and starting a new project… Starry Night.

paper pieced star quilt block

I had the idea for this series of blocks the other day while watching an episode of “Face Off” and after seeing Quilts of a Feathers fabulous WIP Tardis quilt, and just had to run with it. Then I discovered that Quilting on the Square had added a six more free blocks to it’s Compass collection and it seemed like Kismet.  I promptly picked the Rolling Compass block pattern (block3countryregister) and went to work.

Starry night block pieces

Another fairly simple star pattern with just 40 pieces, but once again the scraps make it look more complex than it is.  I think this is going to be a fun quilt to make.

ps.  last night my husband did a very technical spreadsheet thingy and choose a winner of Give Away. Congrats to Melintheattic.  A bundle of fun goodies will be winging their way to you soon.  And thanks to everyone for the kind comments left on the site… made me feel all mushy.

36 thoughts on “Starry Night Paper Piecing Monday

  1. So…. if you have the attention span of a gnat, how come you’ve got the patience to do that inhumanly perfect, all-the-points-lined-up piecing? What are you taking, and where can I get some?

  2. WOW. I love paper piecing, but I’ve never seen this pattern or the link you provided, thank you so much! 😀 This block is amazing! The colors you chose are perfect. 🙂

  3. I looked at this block and immediately though Van Gogh “Starry Night Over the Rhone” which is awfully nerdy I know, but I think it is quite reasonable to put you and Van Gogh in the same sentence. Can’t wait to see the finished quilt.

  4. Great Block. I have been trying to learn paper piecing and been watching lots and lots of you tube video’s, but they all have just once piece of paper and then the block is one. The pattern I have has 4 pieces of paper. So my question is, do you make each seperate unit and then sew the units together? Thanks in advance, once again the star is beautiful and Doctor who rocks 😉

    • This star takes 8 different pattern pieces to make. I make all eight pieces , iron then trim them. I then sew the two triangles together to make a square, and repeat till I have 4 squares – you can see that in the second photo on the post. Then I sew two of the squares together, and then the other two squares. You now have two halves of the block. I then sew these halves together, making sure the center seams/center points align. Clear ad mud right! Hope that helps a little.

  5. I LOVE the Starry NIght Block…I can’t wait to see what the finished quilt will look like! Van Gogh’s Starry Night is my favorite painting.

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