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Twinkling Star Quilt Block Part 2

Last week I showed the Twinkling Star set in straight set designs. 

Twinkling Star Quilt Block

Here it is in a simple on point design:

Twinkling Star On Point Set

And with the addition of a low contrast traditional block:

Twinkling Star On Point Set

Lots of room to show off some beautiful quilting!

I drew an alternate block and used it in this next design:

Twinkling Star On Point Set

I’m not crazy about it.  Are you?

How about this next one?:

Twinkling Star On Point Set

I like it!

I also like using a chain block with the Twinkling Stars:

Twinkling Star On Point Set

I think that one is my favorite of this set.

One more:

Twinkling Star On Point Set

Which do you like the best?

Keep trying those ‘what if’s’.  One, or more, of them could be your winner!

Twinkling Star Quilt Block

I really like this week’s choice, Twinkling Star, from Nancy Martin’s Perpetual Calendar 365 Quilt Blocks A Year.

Twinkling Star Quilt Block

I drew it from a 3.5 x 5 x 3.5 grid.

Even though I really like this quilt block, I had a difficult time getting inspired and original with it.  I don’t know why. 

Here is how Twinkling Stars looks set side by side in a straight setting:

winkling Star Straight Set

I find it boring.

I’ve altered the block a bit and set the new block, along with a low contrast traditional block, and the Twinkling Star in a new straight set design:

winkling Star Straight Set

Now I’m not so bored with it.

Another design, but I think the red stars overwhelm Twinkling Star:

winkling Star Straight Set

It might be worth exploring if I changed the size of those red stars.

What if I darken the color and alternate Twinkling Star with a different traditional block?

winkling Star Straight Set

I like it!

Next, I tried mixing in a chain block.

winkling Star Straight Set

My low contrast might be too low contrast.  I’m influenced by my friend Judy, the Virtual Quilter.  She uses a low contrast technique frequently for her backgrounds, and I like how it looks.

winkling Star Straight Set

winkling Star Straight Set

Have a blessed happy new year full of wonderful times of creativity!