Reach for the Stars: Block 6

Well, it’s about time! Recent events have conspired to keep me out of my sewing room but I am happy to report that I am back in it and working on Reach for the Stars, the series sampler quilt currently featured in Quilter’s Newsletter magazine. I just finished Block 6:

RFTS Block 6
Block 6, Finishes at 12″ Square


The pattern as designed by Terri Krysan calls for the center block to be an hourglass but I substituted a faux-kaleido 4-Patch Wonder block (my name for a block made of four identical layers of fabric that are cut in squares and then rotated to make a pleasing symmetrical design).

Here is the block on point, as it will be in the finished quilt:

RFTS Block 6 on point
So Pretty on Point


Here are my first six blocks:

RFTS 1st six blocks
Do You Have a Favorite?


I’ve decided to incorporate some fussy-cutting into each block. With eight more blocks to go, I have plenty of time to change my mind but for now I’m liking the added visual interest the fussy-cut images bring.

By the way, fellow Portlander Jennifer of the quilted cat has joined the merry band of quilters (which includes three other Jennifers) making Reach for the Stars! Check out her palette and great fabric choices here.




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6 Responses to Reach for the Stars: Block 6

  1. Vickie says:

    Every single one of the quilts is going to be stunning. How fun to have quilting partners to share a project. Looking forward to block 7.

  2. Jennifer says:

    I love all of your blocks – especially block 6 with the kaleidoscope center.

  3. Ha! Are you the only one NOT named Jennifer in our group? Come on blog readers! Join us!
    I love this block Dawn. The kaleidoscope center really is special. I may have to incorporate that idea in an upcoming block – hope you don’t mind!

  4. Diane says:

    You are asking about our favorite block? If they are ordered left to right, I’ll give you my top three – 3, 6 and 1! I can’t really say why, they are just SO appealing. Press on!

  5. Your blocks are so lovely, Dawn! I love the faux kaleidoscope block. That is becoming your signature!

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