Starry Night Part 2 – Paper Piecing Monday

After some of the discussions about the complexity (or not) of last week’s block, I decided to do a really simple block this week.

Braided Star block 1This block, which measures only 8″ x 8″, was made using a free paper piecing pattern by Moira McSpadden at The Quilted Snail.   I thought my Starry Night quilt would work best if I vary the size of some of the blocks – my usual Paper Piecing Monday size is 12″ x 12″.   This block only uses a mere 18 pieces of fabric and is really quick and easy to make.

paper pieced star

It is so easy to make I made two…

Braided star block 2

If I am honest I made this block first but was not completely happy with it so made the other version.

17 thoughts on “Starry Night Part 2 – Paper Piecing Monday

  1. This is so pretty. I really want to try this but have to find some time for the 101 “other” things I need to do first. 🙂

    • I know what you mean. I have 8 tops needing quilting and 6 projects that need finishing. There are not enough hours in the day and definitely not enough quilting elves to go around.

  2. Your blog (as a whole) is just divine.

    I’m Very Very new to quilting (as in, not yet made anything but booked on a course to learn) This block is beautiful, it looks incredibly intricate to me. I don’t think I could ever describe it as simple 🙂

    • Welcome to the wonderful world of quilting. I really hope you enjoy your course and the quilting process. When I first started quilting paper piecing was how I did all my blocks…it allowed me to do intricate as well as simple blocks easily. As you get more experience you should give this block a go. You might find it easier than you think.

  3. I thought I saw a completed full quilt of this when I first found it the other night but I cannot find it now . Do you happen to have a link to a completed starry night quilt?

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