Created by: desna
Project

Christmas Rising Star Block

What was your source for this quilting project? Online Photo or Website Name of website or photo Quilting at About.com Link to website or photo quilting.about.com/od/blockofthemonth/ss/christmas_rising_star.htm What are you most proud of? I actually finished it and didn't throw it in the bin!!!! I just could not get my points right and my seam ripper was on overtime!!! But I am happy with it now although don't look too closely as you will see where my seam ripper was at work. What advice would you give someone starting this project? Do not rush this block as you there are a lot of points to perfect... but worth the effort I think:)

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desna made Christmas Rising Star Block with:

  • Christmas Fabrics

Project Description

What was your source for this quilting project? Online Photo or Website Name of website or photo Quilting at About.com Link to website or photo quilting.about.com/od/blockofthemonth/ss/christmas_rising_star.htm What are you most proud of? I actually finished it and didn't throw it in the bin!!!! I just could not get my points right and my seam ripper was on overtime!!! But I am happy with it now although don't look too closely as you will see where my seam ripper was at work. What advice would you give someone starting this project? Do not rush this block as you there are a lot of points to perfect... but worth the effort I think:)

Q&A with desna

quiltsandhearts asked:
yes, worth the effort, looks nice!
desna answered:
Thank you for you lovely comment:)
Darns asked:
This looks good! Sometimes we just have to have some patience to get it right. Your blocks will make a very festive table runner.
desna answered:
Thanks Darns, yes this one needed ALOT of patience;) Merry Christmas to you :)
patz in suffolk asked:
Well worth all the work with the seam ripper, Desna - you've now got a block with super-duper points! I look forward to seeing the finished runner soon. I think I'll start making a Christmas runner next June and then I shall have one ready for Christmas too!!!
desna answered:
Thanks pat, I've made another star block similar to this one so will that to sash it and quilt it very soon as I want it for Christmas. Good idea about starting yours in June, you can take your time over it:) Merry Christmas Pat btw loving your BOM's quilted blocks:)
alice.beer15977 asked:
what a beautiful block. I love the colors you have put together. I am looking forward to getting back to quilting after Christmas. Right now I am knee deep in doll clothes. Have a wonderful Christmas
desna answered:
Thanks Alice, I too love the Christmas fabrics. Be sure to post your doll clothes on Crafsty for all of us to see:)
NanaJeanFL asked:
Very pretty Desna! Love the fabrics you've put together so well! Throw it in the bin? I actually did that with one of the paper piecing segments - but like you I persevered and was happy in the end. If you're concerned with the little holes that may remain after ripping just take your fingernail and scratch gently while holding the fabric slightly taught. The threads will go back in place. A little steam and they're "set" to go (sorry for the pun. Again, well done and Happy Christmas!
desna answered:
Merry Christmas to you too Jean xxx

Skill Level

Intermediate