Friday, January 21, 2011

Midnight Stars Part 4

 Here is my first Midnight Stars done with the smaller blocks. I machine quilted it because with the fabric I used for the setting squares it was going to be difficult to see the quilting anyway. The binding is in cheddar and I love it.
 At my  mini retreat last week my friend asked me if the squares above were supposed to be half square triangles! I got a good laugh out of that. Yes they are! And that's another reason I call my blog Humble Quilts!! I love them! That's the other reason we made larger blocks.
Ready for the next step?

From red cut 20 squares 1 3/8".
For the center squares you will need  9 squares that measure 2 1/4". It's up to you if you want them all the same or alternating with another blue print.
Add red squares to both sides of flying geese. Press towards the red. Add flying geese to both sides of center 2 1/4" square. Press toward center square. Assemble as shown. Make 5 Ohio Star blocks using the red corners.


 From cheddar cut 16 squares 1 3/8". Assemble in the same manner but only make 4 blocks.
Ta-Da! Now you have 9 adorable blocks! Admire them until the next step. Of course, you can probably figure out what the next step is, so if you can't wait, then sew away!!

See the adorable Midnight Stars button on my right sidebar? Ranette and her dear hubby made that!! Feel free to add that to your blog. Thank you so much Ranette!

29 comments:

  1. I love the cheddar. That was such a good choice to bind the quilt with too! Beautiful!

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  2. Hi Lori, I was desperately needing to sew something in blue... and I remembered your Midnight Stars. So I put your button on my blog... and I'll introduce my version of your gorgeous pattern, when I have pieced the blocks;) Thank you for this lovely sew a-long!

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  3. Hi Lori, Thank you for sharing your lovely quilt.

    I love the cheddar with the blue. When ever I use it in a project that I am working on this color just has the ability to make it pop.

    Hope you are having a wonderful sewing day and weekend.

    :) Carolyn

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  4. Lordy bee this is so darn tempting. Sometimes I wish I could clone myself.

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  5. Love that quilt and the fabrics you used.

    Debbie

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  6. Boy, have I been out of the loop. I did not even know you were doing a quilt along. Just popping in to say hi.

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  7. I'm in love with your quilt, Lori.

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  8. HI Lori!!! Thank you for all your time and effort in making this adorable dolly quilt available to all of us...I love this step...a putting together step!!!

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  9. Love love love the cheddar in there. It adds that special sparkle. Good job!

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  10. Can't wait to get downstairs and sew!!!!

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  11. Just love those colors! I think I have the perfect blue hiding away in a tote somewhere.......

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  12. This is such a fun quilt to make and I like the pace! Thanks for the wonderful instructions.

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  13. Thanks again, I am still printing them ;-)!

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  14. Love the cheddar. The blue is so pretty too. I will have to get to this one soon.

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  15. It's really pretty. The cheddar really makes the blue pop! What's the finished size?

    Gail :)

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  16. Thank you for the next step Lori.
    I love your cheddar binding too!

    Thank you to Ranette and her DH for the button.

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  17. I adore Ohio star blocks! I can't wait to go home and sew them! :0)

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  18. The cheddar binding is perfect and it looks like an antique.

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  19. Lovely work on your Midnight Stars! I like the cheddar binding. Genius!

    I've completed all the blocks they went along smoothly. Will wait for Part 5.

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  20. The colors in your little quilt are wonderful...I am being a copycat with mine! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  21. Your quilt is adorable! I am using some tiny antique scraps, so I needed to draft the block to make templates. I may have to substitute reproduction fabric for the alternate squares -- not sure I have big enough indigo scraps.

    I'm a little behind (only 2 blocks finished), but I am loving this pattern.

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  22. My grandchildren were here yesterday so I didn't get very much done - this will be the project for today and tomorrow. I did find out, though, that I can't count and have to make more flying geese. If I could just remember where I put my the left side of my brain . . . .

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  23. Such a sweet quilt that I'm tempted to make a bed sized one. Just love the colors you are choosing! Happy weekend, Lori!

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  24. I have done step #4, maybe #5 and #6. I was watching Skating and sewing at the same time and everything just went along so smoothly, I lost myself in the process. I think it looks great.

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  25. Lori your quilt is so pretty. I love it. The blue and that cheddar with some red. Oh my!!

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  26. Hi Lori, I love this latest Quiltalong. I can guess what comes next but I like following along step by step. Your instructions are excellent!

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  27. How fun Lori! Thanks for sharing, and I WILL get to it soon. Hope mine looks as good as yours.

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  28. Can't wait to sew mine up!
    My non-blog friend Susan is making your quilt along - it's so fun to see everyones - thanks again.

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  29. I just love the way your little quilt turned out. I can't wait to get mine completed.

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