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October 15, 2014

WIP Wednesday 10/15/14

Now that the Union Jack top is done, I have finally gotten started on my niece's graduation quilt.  Here's the first block.

It is "Libra" from a pattern I found a few years ago called Zodiac Stars.  (I've given the link but, fair warning guys, this is a foreign site.  I suggest looking at it in Google Chrome so it will be translated for you!)  As you can see, it is a paper pieced block and seriously intense!!!  During the week, I only get to sew for a few hours in the evenings.  This block took me my last two evenings to complete.  But it was so worth it!  It's gorgeous!  Even I was impressed with how well the lines matched up.  I was really worried about that.

As you can guess, there are a total of 12 of these blocks plus 32 "starlets" which are 5" mini stars.  My niece is a Doctor Who fan (as am I!) and I'm going to add a few Doctor Who blocks to this to make it more her.  Can't wait to see how it turns out!

Linking up with Freshly Pieced for WIP Wednesday.  

What are y'all working on?  


  1. This is intense! But absolutely gorgeous! It took me a minute to realize the complexity, but that puzzle-like feature is so awesome! I can see that this block would be absolutely worth the effort! Gorgeous work :)

  2. What a fascinating block! I've got to try it!!!!

  3. The block is gorgeous! I think your niece is a very lucky lady - this quilt is going to be stunning!

  4. Gotta love Doctor Who fans! Great job on the block!

  5. I really like your star, it's different to any I've seen before and the colours give good contrast.