Scrappy Radiant Star

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Mary, of NeedledMom, chose this block for her June turn as Queen Bee of the Gridsters.  Originally found on Wombat Quilts website as a free illustration, I redrew the block to Mary’s specified 6-inch (finished) size.  Four of these blocks are put together to make Mary’s larger 12-inch block.

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Scrappy Radiant Star Illustration

Click on the download PDF file here:

Scrappy Radiant Star

You’ll need four copies to make one 12-inch block, as shown below:

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sketch I made to keep the colors organized

Notice there are FIVE colors per Mary’s larger block.  Four corners have the same color, which when sewn together make that center star.  But in looking at the way she designed it, the colors are to be distributed throughout the quilt.  You can see her initial thinking about this version on this blog post (where you’ll also get a glimpse into her gardens and cooking.  I love reading her blog).

Peek Marys Chart

Just a peek–download below.

Mary gave me permission to post the chart she drew up to keep her ideas straight.  You can download this as a PDF:Mary’s Chart_ June Gridster Bee

You can see that she’s diagrammed the main stars (in the center), and the secondary stars in the corners.  We Gridsters each chose two blocks, identifying our choices using her coding on the sides and are now sending them to her.

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To further my tributes to Mary today, I’m making her bread recipe to go with my version of Italian Wedding Soup.

Have fun making these blocks!

7 thoughts on “Scrappy Radiant Star

  1. I also enjoy Mary’s blog! I don’t remember how I stumbled upon it. Probably the same way I found your blog. I am quite the internet stalker of quilt blogs. And now I know you have a cooking blog, too. What fun! Thanks for the bread recipe. Quilts and baking – it’s a win-win. 🙂

  2. I love your blocks, Elizabeth, and am so looking forward to seeing this quilt come together. Great post on the description and patterns too. My mouth is watering thinking about the smell of the fresh bread.

  3. This is a very cool block – it could go 100 different ways depending on fabrics. Mmmm nothing like fresh homemade bread. I will check out Mary’s blog.

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