I'm Michele Foster a quilt designer, author, web developer, pet dog trainer and teacher from Ottawa, Canada. I am the founder of the Quilting Gallery (http://quiltinggallery.com/) web site which I ...
I'm Michele Foster a quilt designer, author, web developer, pet dog trainer and teacher from Ottawa, Canada. I am the founder of the Quilting Gallery (http://quiltinggallery.com/) web site which I started in December 2007 as a way to combine my passion for quilting and my work life as a freelance web developer. The site has now grown to be a world-wide community-driven site for quilters.
Since 2012, I have been teaching quilt making online with detailed photo tutorials that are available as PDF files. With my Learn to Quilt Booklets, I have taught hundreds of quilters from around the world. I have also designed and published my own quilting patterns that are also available in PDF format for instant download.
My quilting booklets, patterns and tutorials can be found at Mishka's Playground, http://mishkasplayground.com/.
Starlight is a series of paper-pieced templates in finished block sizes 6", 9", 12" and 14". There's no fear of chopping off your beautiful points when joining Starlight blocks, as this block floats in the background fabric. This is a dramatic star block with umpteen colour and fabric options.
Included in the Starlight pattern:
* Full-size templates to complete blocks that finish at 6", 9", 12" and 14" square. My templates are already reversed and identify the fabric patch to match the cutting chart.
* Cutting instructions for each block size. I'm a strong believer in pre-cutting my paper pieced patches. This allows me to enjoy the sewing and not worry about if a patch will fit or not.
* Detailed instructions, with photos, for completing the Starlight block. It is assumed that you have some experience already with paper piecing.
* Blank block diagram that you can print and colour with pencils/markers to audition your fabric and colour choices.
Please note that general instructions on how to paper piece are NOT included with this pattern. If you are new to paper piecing, I suggest my Paper Piecing Tutorial for Beginners booklet. I do not consider Starlight to be a beginner pattern, as it can be tricky when joining the segments together. However, if you've done my six lessons included in my beginner's tutorial, take your time and you should be just fine completing this block.
**New - Starlight Table Runner**
Check my other products to download the free Starlight Table Runner that uses one of each size of the Starlight templates to complete a gorgeous table runner.
This pattern, templates, photos and drawings are copyright Michele Foster of Mishka's Playground. Please respect my copyright and do not copy this pattern or republish it, for free or for sale, in print or online. You may use this pattern for your own personal use to create products for free or for sale. No mass production is allowed.