Checking In: Irish Stars

It seems like a good time to check in and see how your Irish Stars blocks are coming along.  If you are new or nearly new, don’t forget you can find all information about this Quilt Along HERE.


As you may have heard, I am making the queen size quilt using 1-1/2″ squares.  I am not saying it is a good idea, but it is the idea I am using at the moment.  It will take 365 blocks total. If my calculations are correct, that is 9749 pieces.


It seems overwhelming, but I am already 63 blocks in…not too bad.


Right now they are just a pile of pieces, but I can glimpse the beautiful quilt they will become.

So, how about you?  How is yours coming?  Remember this is not a race or a contest.  We are each traveling our own road with our own destination.  And, with encouragement and persistence, we will get there.


8 thoughts on “Checking In: Irish Stars

  1. I only have 23 done, but I am using 2.5″ squares. I’ve used up what I already had cut and now am cutting as I go. My colors are purple, blue, green and white.
    I love this pattern, and if I can stop having to do something else, I’ll focus on it.

    1. EXACTLY precisely. I won’t complain too much about the something elses, but there are plenty. Still, as I am cuddling my new grand daughter (second one now, first for each daughter) or working on the quilt along at my local quilt shop which no one else is sharing their bi monthly results except me (grumble grumble) and a convalescing kitty boy…..
      a little at a time.

  2. Your project is coming out so lovely. I really love this
    I hope one day to start this project. Thank you so much for sharing your inspirations and beautiful results so far.

  3. I choose to do the 2 1/2 size because I have plenty of that size – hoping to have a queen
    size quilt. So far I have 15 stars finished and and 20 of the 25 pieces block done. It will be
    fun to see how it all look put together.

  4. I have 18 out of 32 (if I counted right) of the Irish chain blocks done. Then I’ll start on the star blocks. the Irish chain blocks are scrappy and the star blocks will be a solid color or maybe a tone on tone haven’t decided yet. I’m already thinking about what kind of boarders to do.

  5. I will have to check my progress. I know I have some, but I kinda got sidetracked with other things that had to be finished. Your stack looks nice!

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