I am so excited!
It’s time for Block 11 in the I Wish You a Merry Quilt-a-Long! I named it simply North Star and I am so pleased to have designed this block. I was thinking of many more complicated versions, at first, but settled on one that I hope is accessible to quilters of all skill levels.
I love stars and looking at them at night. I spend part of my time in Maine and it is amazing the number of stars in the sky on a clear night. Now, I am not so sure I could have them direct me anywhere, I am much happier using an app with GPS to get me there.
Please enjoy making this star! I am so looking forward to seeing your interpretations of my design. I am truly humbled by the amount of people who are working so hard on all these blocks and have followed along for so many weeks on this journey. You are almost there!!!!
Instructions for North Star
Without further dithering, here are the instructions. There are two versions, one for paper piecing and one for using a Tri-Recs™ Ruler.
Please download before printing.
Also be sure you DO NOT HAVE print to fit checked.
If you need to purchase a ruler, you can find them at Amazon* (and other places).
Remember, that each of the following bloggers are my hosts and specific hints that will help you and also many fun and different versions of the same block. It is so gratifying to see the hard work each of these quilters has put into the I Wish You A Merry QAL! Please visit and see their tips.
Abbie at Sparkle On
April at JANDA Bend Quilts
Becca at Pretty Piney
Bobbi at Snowy Days Quilting
Diane at Cwilt
Jennifer at The Inquiring Quilter
Karen at Tu-Na Quilts, Travels, and Eats
Laura at Slice of Pi Quilts
Sandy at SandyStar Designs
Sherry at Powered by Quilting
Vanda at Quilt in Piece
There are giveaways for this block too! Hard to believe that the prizes just keep on coming.
First: A binding baby, donated by Shari at Doohikey Designs. Aren’t they just the cutest things!
Second: Jennifer at The Inquiring Quilter, one of my friends from the 2017 NewQuiltBloggers group, where we met and conceived this Block Party, has donated a pdf pattern of your choice. Jennifer is so supportive of other bloggers; it has been really fun to get to know her in the blogsphere.
How do I enter the Giveway?
There are three ways to enter, BUT, whichever one you choose must be done by December 4, 2017 at midnight EST. You do not have to finish every block to enter this giveaway – that’s the good news – but you do have to finish the one to be eligible for these prizes and you must upload a picture.
Please upload a photo of your finished block to either:
- my Linky Party at An InLinkz Link-up OR
- the Facebook Group I Wish You a Merry Quilt-A-Long OR
- Instagram using #iwishyouamerryqal
Don’t forget the grand prize:
There is a fabulous grand prize package (thread, fabric, batting, patterns and more), and if you have been working along, or decide to play catch-up you can win! We encourage you to finish the top.
You are eligible to win the grand prize if you:
1) finish your quilt top including all 12 blocks (it does not have to be quilted)
2) post a picture of your finished quilt.
3) do both of these thing by 11:59 PM EST January 15, 2018.
Thank you for joining us in this journey,