A Favorite Eight-pointed Star

Posted by Anita Eaton on 16 May 2017 | 0 Comments

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entwined star christmas block by Anita EatonThe Entwined Star block is a variation on an eight-pointed star made from a basic nine-patch block. I designed it for a sampler quilt when I was doing a Block of the Month through the quilt shop I was working for. I had decided to do a variation of each of the blocks that we made because I wanted a larger quilt.

There are a number of possible variations, one has an open center and another has a dark center. It can be fun with a fussy cut center featuring a theme of some sort such as the variation I used in my Christmas quilt.

Entwined Star using fabrics of Snowman and Candy Canes

Placement of the dark and light fabrics, as well as the small triangles, provides even more possibilities.

Entwined Star using green fabrics Sunflower fabrics in Entwined Star by Anita

Entwined Star with dark centerCan you imagine this as a Halloween quilt with black fabrics for the background and jack o'lanterns in the center?

....or maybe witches on broomsticks?

....Or maybe spring colors with fussy cut flowers in the center?

....What about a blue background with yellow and gold stars?

Maybe 30’s style fabrics for a little girl's room? Or maybe for a grown up girl's room. I have to admit that I really like 30's fabrics and have used them for a quilt of my own which you can see the pattern or in my online workshop.

Entwined Star using Lavendar 30s fabrics Entwined Star using Teal 30s fabrics

Batiks are fun too, here are a couple of examples of the open centered version.

entwined star samples

If you'd like to try creating this pattern in any of the themes I've mentioned, or your own, you can find the pattern to download or if you need help with step-by-step instructions, including quilting how-to, be sure to join me in my on-demand workshop where you can start anytime and I'll guide you through the whole process. 


About Entwined Star Workshop: This beautiful starry quilt is truly patchwork when made as a scrappy quilt. Mix and match your colors for that old fashioned patchwork look or use a three fabric combination (light, medium, and dark) for a more modern day appearance.Anita helps you with fabric selection, which fabrics work well and which fabrics you are better to leave in your stash for another project. She shows you how you can make this project without the need of purchasing a special ruler and she guides you through the process, step by step. Read more...

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