follow on social media and RSS...

My Favorite Quilt Block: Blog Hop



Welcome to another day on the: Creatin' in the Sticks- My Favorite Quilt Block Blog Hop! This is my favorite quilt block- the Ribbon Star. Although an old pattern, contemporary fabrics make it a fresh modern spin on the traditional Sawtooth Star. I made some last summer for the Covered in Love July block drive, and fell in love with the block.

There are many free online tutorials for this block, with some variations. This one finished at 16" square, so borders + three blocks made this table runner.The white background fabric is actually a white-on-white hexagon print. Be sure to visit and see everyone's favorites this week. So much fun!

Visit more September 10th participants: Quiltscapes, Melva Loves Scraps, Stitchin At Home, Mary Mack Made Mine, Just Because Quilts, Den syende himmel, Selina Quilts. Sending thanks to Carla for hosting yet another awesome blog hop.

Here are the stats for my Ribbon Star quilt:

♦ dimensions: 19 1/2" X 51 1/2"

♦ fabrics: various 100% cotton fabrics, from my stash

♦ backing: grey with grey tonal print

♦ batting: Warm N' Natural© 100% Cotton

♦ quilting: machine-stitched with walking foot echoes along the seams

♦ binding: solid grey, sewn by machine and hand

♥ Completed WIP/UFO quilts in 2019: 10 ♥

Comments

  1. I am sure I've seen this block before but it's amazing how the color choice makes it look so different. The center star done in one fabric looks completely different than the stars done in 2 colors. The finished piece is stellar. (sorry I couldn't help myself). Thanks for hopping with us.

    ReplyDelete
  2. I love star blocks and the ribbon star is a great block!

    ReplyDelete
  3. Beautiful stars! I really love the fresh colors and geometric quilting.

    ReplyDelete
  4. I love this star and it's simple, but beautiful look. I don't make a lot of stars, but this one really catches my interest...thanks for sharing!

    ReplyDelete
  5. Great project, I don't think I have ever made a ribbon star. Love your colors! Thanks so much for sharing!

    ReplyDelete
  6. Lovely and bright runner. I've made many star blocks, but I don't think I've tried this one.

    ReplyDelete
  7. Love this. The colors pop off the background and that is a love for me. Great block to love for sure. The quilting is perfect.

    ReplyDelete
  8. Lovely block - always fun to use HSTs to make an excellent block and a perfect tablerunner.

    ReplyDelete
  9. It is so amazing how color placement changes up a block. Loving all the stars today!

    ReplyDelete
  10. I love this! You can never go wrong with any of the star blocks!

    ReplyDelete
  11. Great runner! I have not made this star block yet am interested to try it. Thanks!

    ReplyDelete
  12. Great choice of blocks! I love star blocks, too, but I don't think I have ever made this one. Your table runner is beautiful!

    ReplyDelete
  13. Unique star design I like how you display it as well. Thanks for sharing!

    ReplyDelete
  14. LOVE YOUR POST! THANKS FOR SHARING!

    ReplyDelete
  15. I have a new appreciation for your block. That's a lovely table runner.

    ReplyDelete
  16. Thank you all so much. 'Wish the white-on-white hexagon print were more visible in the photos. There are free tutorials for the Ribbon Star block on: simplesimonandco.com , seasonedhomemaker.com, and freshlemonsquilts.com (to list a few). It is a fun and simple block to sew.

    ReplyDelete
  17. Beautiful stars!! I had never heard of the Ribbon Star, now thanks to Danice G, I have free tutorials for them!!

    ReplyDelete
  18. Love any star block! Thanks for sharing.

    ReplyDelete
  19. A wonderful finish - you don't have to go big to make a most delightful quilted piece.

    ReplyDelete
  20. The Ribbon Star is a block I need to get better acquainted with! It's really a great looking block and takes on a different look with the choice of fabrics...awesome choice!

    ReplyDelete
  21. Thanks for being a part of the blog hop! Your block is beautiful, and I may have seen one, but I've never made one. It's now on my to-do list!! :-)

    ReplyDelete
  22. Lovely Ribbon Star Quilt. I love all star blocks. Thanks for inspiring and sharing in the hop ... :) Pat

    ReplyDelete
  23. I didn't realize that was the name of that block. Fabulous quilt

    ReplyDelete
  24. I love your star runner. That particular star block is one I was not familiar with so thank you for introducing me to it!

    ReplyDelete
  25. I like Stars too. Great Variation on the Ribbon Block. I see why you like it!

    ReplyDelete
  26. So cute! I love these stars. Big blocks, made with all half-square triangles, which are my fave.

    ReplyDelete
  27. What a lovely runner, with those pretty, yet simple, blocks! This could be done in so many different color ways. I like your bright, happy blocks though!

    ReplyDelete
  28. How beautiful! I love a pretty quilted runner and the colors are nice! Hugs!

    ReplyDelete
  29. Enjoy your new table runner! Thanks for sharing it with the Hop.

    ReplyDelete
  30. Love that! It would be great as a one block quilt too... hmmm... may need to try it!! Thanks for sharing! xx

    ReplyDelete
  31. What a great star block! Thanks for sharing.

    ReplyDelete
  32. That's kinda cute! I'm not sure I am familiar with that one!!! Thanks for sharing!

    ReplyDelete
  33. I love your ribbon star table runner. I've seen this block before but did not know it's name. Thanks for enlightening me. Great job on your table runner!

    ReplyDelete
  34. Such a pretty block! The fabrics you used.

    ReplyDelete
  35. Thank you all. Yes, this block is very versatile and is made-up of half square triangles. Being part of the Blog Hop is really a lot of fun.

    ReplyDelete

Post a Comment

Thank you for your comment. However, due to spam and soliciting attempts, any comment unrelated to this blog's theme and/or containing a link to email or another site/blog will not be approved. Spam filters would flag it. Thank you for understanding.

arrow