Reach for the Stars: Sherri’s Blocks

Today I have the pleasure of sharing photos of three blocks made by Sherri Crisp of Knoxville, Tennessee. These blocks are part of Reach for the Stars, a queen-size sampler quilt that is also being made by several others. It’s almost like a Block of the Month (BOM) project, except that those of us making the quilt are getting instructions every other month from Quilter’s Newsletter magazine. We started last fall and, if everyone stays on track, we  should have our quilts pieced by the end of the year.

The April/May issue of Quilter’s Newsletter contained instructions for Blocks 7, 8, and 9. Here is Sherri’s Block 7:

Sherri's block 7
Sherri Crisp’s Block 7

Look how dramatic this block is set on point, as the directions call for:

Sherri's block 7 on point
Sherri’s Block 7 on Point


Block 8:

Sherri's Block 8
Sherri Crisp’s Block 8

Notice how the star shape changes when the block is set on point:

Sherri's Block 8 on point
Sherri’s Block 8 on Point

Sherri is paper-piecing most of her blocks, and I must say it shows. Look at those perfect star points!

Block 9:

Sherri's Block 9
Sherri’s Crisp’s Block 9

Block 9 on point:

Sherri's Block 9 on point
Sherri’s Block 9 on Point


Now just imagine these blocks added to the ones Sherri made earlier:

RFTS Sherri's medallion and blocks 1-6
Center Medallion and Blocks made by Sherri Crisp

Keep those blocks coming, Sherri — that is going to be one gorgeous quilt!





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3 Responses to Reach for the Stars: Sherri’s Blocks

  1. Sherri says:

    You are too kind with all the compliments.
    It doesn’t matter, but for the record, I live in Knoxville. Nashville is close by though.

  2. Dawn says:

    I knew that, Sherri! Just forgot. I’ve already corrected my post. 😉

  3. Jennifer V. says:

    Hi Sherri,
    I just wanted to say that your blocks are really beautiful! I love how your quilt is coming along.

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