I am either late, or very early. You choose.
Regardless, this week, I played with the Star Crossed Christmas quilt block from Nancy Martin’s Perpetual Calendar.
The block is drawn from a 9 x9 grid.
Here is how it looks in a straight set design:
I opened up the design a bit by adding the Snowball block to it:
There’s room now, for some lovely quilting!
Let’s try another alternate block:
You never know…by trying alternate blocks, you might come up with something that you really love. And you might not.
I deleted the star from the block, as well as the red. Now I have a chain block to use as an alternate with the Star Crossed block:
If you are really sharp, you would notice that I also deleted most of the nine-patches from the Star Crossed block. That gave me three blocks to play with…the original star, a star without the nine-patches (except in the center), and the nine-patches without the star.
Another design, simple, but lovely:
I can see the above design on my table. It doesn’t have to be a full size quilt.
Here’s how the Star Crossed quilt block looks when set on point:
Perhaps you like it better with sashing and cornerstones:
Or perhaps you like it better with more open spaces (to show off your beautiful quilting):
I think I like this one the best, but I could change my mind tomorrow.