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March 30, 2015

Zodiac Stars - Scorpio

I've pretty much decided that, except for my block of the month's that I'm trying to keep up on, April is going to be a paper-piecing month for me.  I am bound and determined to get my niece's quilt finished.  For those that don't remember, I am making her a quilt called Zodiac Stars.  Here is the block I finished yesterday, Scorpio...


There are 12 large blocks, one for each sign in the zodiac, and then there are a lot of smaller stars, called starlets.  I'm making 2-3 of the starlets out of each color combination as I make the larger blocks.  I already have them started for this red combo and should finish them rather quickly this evening.

Here are the first four of the larger blocks together...


I also have a few Doctor Who block patterns that will be added into this quilt top.  I really cannot wait to get to those.

I think my paper-piecing skills are definitely improving.  I finished up the snowflake block for our Not So Last Minute Christmas Quilt Along yesterday before doing this block.  After the snowflake block, this one was sooooo easy!!  :)

Speaking of our quilt along, the link up will open tomorrow!  So there is still time to join in the fun.  Here's a link to this month's block, the snowflake, and here's a link to the page telling all about the quilt along.  Love to have you join us!!

A Quilting Chick - Not So Last Minute Christmas QAL


  1. Thanks for the inspiration you spread Today on Show and Tell Monday and for your linking there / Hug Bambi and Happy Easter

  2. This is going to be a wonderful quilt. I hope you reach your goals for this month!

  3. This quilt is going to be beautiful. Your blocks are awesome!!

  4. Wow!!!! Amazing. So beautiful!!!!!

  5. Your stars look great! Paper piecing is a skill I'm not confident in yet but one I hope to get better at. Thanks for linking up to MCM!

  6. What a lovely stars you have made!