Reach for the Stars: Last Block

I’ve finished the last of the 14 blocks that surround the center medallion in my version of Reach for the Stars, the queen-size sampler quilt designed by Terry Krysan that I began working on last fall. The block below is actually Block 13 but it was the last one I made:

2014-8, Block 13
Dawn’s Last Reach for the Stars Block


Here it is in its proper position on point:

2014-8, RFTS Block 13 on point
On Point


I’ve been playing with the final arrangement of the blocks. Because I used a variety of blue, green, and black fabrics in the background of the blocks, my goal is to find the right balance of pattern and color across the quilt top.

RFTS potential layout
One Medallion and 14 Blocks

This may well be the final layout — but I reserve the right to change my mind. Once the setting triangles are in place, I think I’ll know for sure.

One thing I know for sure right now: it’s thrilling to be at this point in the process! I’m hoping to have the setting triangles done before the next issue of Quilter’s Newsletter arrives with the seventh and final set of instructions on the making of this series quilt.




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5 Responses to Reach for the Stars: Last Block

  1. Colleen says:

    Oh Dawn! It is so beautiful. I can hardly wait to see the grand finale. It is going to be spectacular I’m sure. Great job!!!


  2. It’s beautiful, Dawn.

  3. Dortha says:

    It is going to be such a lovely quilt. You should be so proud of it.

  4. Diane says:

    Way to go, you met the challenge and triumphed!!

  5. Peg says:

    It is a masterpiece! Way to go Dawn!

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