Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Twinkle Twinkle Little Stars

 Well, it looks like I finally drank the kool-aid and made me a few Twinkle Star Blocks.




Angela over at So Scrappy posted her instructions for making them.   They are the January block in her RSC16 Column Along Sampler.  I have not made any in the past because they looked far too fussy.  But when I read through the instructions, they looked really easy.
I just had to give them a try!



 Before I knew it, I had 9 blocks finished.  They run from the palest of blue up through almost black.

Ooops...I think this might mean I started another quilt.


Linking Up:

So Scrappy for RSC16






34 comments:

Julie in GA said...

Beautiful Twinkle Stars! I am thinking about joining in on Angela's column quilt too.

Anja @ Anja Quilts said...

What a great block. We're only 5 days into 2016, and I keep finding new projects I want to try...sigh......

gayle said...

Gorgeous! I love how much fun you had with the center squares! Little did you know how trappy they are...
They really are a fun block to do. I'm still thinking about joining the column quilt along, especially because of this first block, even though I'm already getting a twinkle-fix from the quilt I'm currently working on.

Marlene said...

These look great. Tempting to join in.

scraphappy said...

I like them! Really a lot! A few blocks doesn't mean you have to do the whole quilt. No pressure......

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

Those are great! I really love what you with the color variation and the layout!

Yvonne @ Quilting Jetgirl said...

What a lovely tonal fade!

Helen in the UK said...

Love the look of these blocks. Thanks for the link to Angela's page and how to make them :)

cityquilter grace said...

i'm thinking you should imbibe more often...LOL!

Libby in TN said...

Oooh, ooh, ooh, I love the shade progression -- kinda in my own wheelhouse lately -- I think you should proceed next month in the same fashion. Mind if I copy along? I have cut strips but haven't started my blocks yet ...

Linda said...

This is stunning - the color gradation is right up my alley!

Jayne said...

Okay...you are tempting me to drink the kool-aid too! What an interesting block!! I love that before you knew it you had a quilt! I'm going to check out the block and add it to my list!

SandraC said...

So nice! I think I'll start on mine this afternoon!

Karen said...

Very pretty stars. I am still resisting temptation to make them. I really don't need another project. Have fun with them.

Sara said...

Your blocks are gorgeous! I only have 2 done but am excited to make more. Now I am more confident about the variety of light, medium, and dark that will make these blocks look the best.

berylthepearl said...

Beautiful! They look complicated, however I've printed the directions and am ready for this RSC 2016!

Lara B. said...

Your Twinkle Stars are gorgeous Cyndy! I'd not seen them before and now have to check out the links you shared. Thanks!

Vera said...

Looking good! I love the fading effect!

Barb N said...

Oops! Yes, you have started another quilt in high fashion - looks fabulous!

kathy r said...

New quilt are a lot of fun.
Kathleen Mary\
https://kathysnest32.wordpress.com/

Pamela Arbour said...

I love your blocks. I am working up the courage to make some of those. Thanks for the encouragement. Maybe I can have some ready before the Saturday linkup.

Michele said...

Wonderful blocks.

deb @ frugal little bungalow said...

That was some KOOLAID! :) they look so pretty!

Edith said...

These are so pretty, love the dark to light idea, great use of scraps.

Cathy said...

You never know until you try! And know that you've tried and have some awesome blocks...yes, a whole quilt would be awesome!

Mystic Quilter said...

I thought I had left a comment when you posted these beau tie during th week - obviously not. I love thm, especially the deep dark ones.

Deb A said...

Very pretty blocks. They will look great in the row along quilt.

Ivani said...

Gorgeous stars!

Ellen said...

Your Twinkle Stars are gorgeous!

PaulaB quilts said...

Your twinkles with the colorful central piece was my inspiration. So I tore up my blue block and put in a new, more interesting center. So happy with it now. Thanks.

Magpie Sue said...

Some blocks are like that, aren't they? They just take over! I especially like the one that looks black.

katie z. said...

Isn't the koolaid tasty?

Jasmine said...

It does look like another quilt. But it sure is pretty. I love your range in values.

Sheila said...

Your stars are beautiful!

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