Tuesday, 21 November 2017

I Wish You A Merry Quilt Along Block 11

'The North Star', block 11 has been designed by Kathleen McMusing. You can find the pattern and instructions for this block on her website.

Pattern printed and fabric chosen, time to get started!

I have decided to use the paper pieced version of Kathleen's pattern since I don't have a Tri-Recs ruler.

I've started with the easiest part, no thinking required!

I enjoy foundation piecing, mostly how precise the pieces look when pressed and trimmed.

Triangles ready to piece together, after removing the paper from the back of the blocks.

If there's one tip I can offer here its to tear the paper from the centre, then to either edges. Doing this means that the stitches are not disturbed at the vulnerable points.

Finished block! Really pleased with this one great instructions and nice neat lines. Thank you Kathleen for a lovely pattern!

Here are the prizes for Block 11:

The deadline for entries is December 4th 2017 at 11:59 (EDT).

Many thanks to Doohikey Designs for donating a Binding Baby as a prize, and also to Jennifer Fulton for a pdf pattern of your choice!


  • Post your finished block on Instagram using the #iwishyouamerryqal

Good luck everyone!!

Here are the other host's take on Kathleen's block

Abbie at Sparkle On
April at JANDA Bend Quilts
Becca at Pretty Piney
Bobbi at Snowy Days Quilting
Diane at Cwilt
Jennifer at The Inquiring Quilter
Karen at Tu-Na Quilts
Laura at Slice of Pi Quilts
Sandy at Sandy Star Designs
Sherry at Powered by Quilting
Vanda at Quilt in Piece

Complete all twelve blocks by the deadline January 16th 2018 for a chance to win one of the following prizes:

1 comment:

  1. Thanks, Diane. I love your version. Nice entry and such nice work being one of the hosts.