A New Idea: Star Kissed

Years ago Sparkle Jane took a notion and decided to cut 1-1/4″ squares.  1-1/4″?!?  That is REALLY small.  But, they sat in this box and after a while started to hum at me.  Do projects ever do that to you?  Just sort of seem to hum in the back of your mind, “I could be beautiful.  Give me a chance.”

So, I started to piece, a little aimlessly at first.  Just as a leader-ender project.  Before I knew it, I was making 25-patches.  Then, there were 25 of them.

By then there was too much invested to stop.

Next step was a sort of economy block layout.  But, they didn’t feel finished.

Add some star points and fancy corners and you get….



I originally called it “Tiny,”  but now I call it “Star Kissed.”  I am not sure that is its real name, though.

I visualize it with white sashing and tiny colored corner stones.  And probably a really cool border of some kind.

This block is 10″, but it could easily be resized to sensible proportions based on, say, 2″ or 2-1/2″ squares in the center.  What do you think?


19 thoughts on “A New Idea: Star Kissed

  1. I love it! I have some 64-patches made from 1.5″ squares that I’ve had for YEARS! Maybe I’ll try something like this to finish them into a quilt once and for all! Thanks for the inspiration!

  2. I love the block! I would be one that I’d definitely be scaling the squares bigger because I don’t work with ones that small (well unless it is something pp’d).

  3. …… Sparkle Jane started those tinies humming.
    well, I would make this. I have SO much tinies.
    Happy Monday

  4. It is absolutely beautiful! I love Stars and with all the tiny squares, it is just what it needs to stand out.I love it.
    . I have a big box of 11/2 in. squares that I didn’t have a plan for and this block would be perfect for them. Thank you for sharing.

  5. Good Morning! WOWEE! This turned out great, and oh yes, projects do hum to me as well. Gosh, 1.25″ is really small . . . but the end result is fabulous. C.U.T.E.

  6. I love the block. I would probably use 2″ squares. I am always nervous about using yellow next to white in a block as the yellow tends to disappear from a distance. This is true with lettering, fabric or paint. I love the arrangement.

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