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Patches of Blue Quilt Along – Block 8 Shining Star

Updated: Jan 4

Last few weeks I was blessed to visit my Mom in Poland and take in some simple beauty of the surroundings.

In the middle of the summer, everything seems to be bursting with color, especially at Zalipie, a little painted village that we stopped at.

I was smittered by some of the paint combinations chosen by these local folk artists for their homes.

I just wanted to peek inside,

and experience their creations.

Where your house becomes a canvas,

from every angle.

This was one of my favorites, I was really drawn to the shades of blue.

I couldn’t help but imagine some of my “Patches of Blue” quilts resting on the beds or laundry lines of that little painted village.

As I was daydreaming, my thoughts drifted to the next block of our “Patches of Blue” Quilt Along.

Shining Star is our block number 8 in the Patches of Blue Quilt Along.

You can find the detailed directions on page 90 of the “Patches of Blue” book. I’m digging down to the bottom of my scrap basket to find fabrics for this block. The goal is to continue using the same fabrics through all of our blocks so the finished quilt looks cohesive.

We will be selecting 8 blues and 8 lights for this Shining Star block. For the background you will need 1 fat quarter light fabric, I love this piece from Something Blue.

In the book, directions call for 22″ strips, to make the block even scrappier I will be using twice as many strips cutting them 11″ long.

From the blues, cut 8 small 11″ long strips and 8 large 11″ long strips.