Star Light Star Dark QAL - Large Stars
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Piecing Large Stars {Star Light Star Dark QAL}

On Monday, Jess @Quilty Habit released the first set of piecing instructions for her Star Light Star Dark QAL: piecing the large stars. Looking ahead at the schedule, the small star instructions will come out next Monday. Looking ahead at my month… I decided I had better get these blocks pieced ASAP!

Star Light Star Dark QAL - Large Stars

Star Light Star Dark QAL – Large Stars

I am really pleased with how my blocks came together, and it is fun to see how the difference in contrast and location of prints / solids in the blocks makes the same piecing look.

Star Light Star Dark QAL - Large Stars

Star Light Star Dark QAL – Large Stars

If I were to do it again, I’d pay more attention to the direction of the C+S print in my darker star to get the diagonal all running in the same direction.

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17 thoughts on “Piecing Large Stars {Star Light Star Dark QAL}

  1. My pick is the blue, love those contrasts, and the green, I like it that way, if it was all one way how would you have lined up the stripes? Or just had them slanting evenly? Great stars.

  2. LINDA says:


  3. kmtrott1958 says:

    I think the diagonals going in different directions is perfect in your green star! It really makes it stand out.

  4. Tish says:

    If you aren’t careful, it’s crazy how time can slip away and one can fall behind on a project. I started cutting my Snowflake Shimmer fabric last night so I will not fall behind. I like how the stripes run in the C&S star. Actually it’s a toss up as to if it or the dark blue one above it are my favorites.

  5. This is coming out beautifully, Yvonne.

  6. Miriam says:

    Your star wouldn’t twinkle if all the diagonals were the same direction. I like your colors and fabric choices.

  7. I also love the diagonal going the opposite way! My original quilt had a similar star (the dark purple one) and I did that unintentionally, too. Your colors are so luminous, and great points! I need to start cutting for your QAL soon!

  8. Shauna says:

    I too like the diagonal going in different directions, it make it look more freestyle and less matchy matchy.

  9. vanni says:

    Stars in green and blue => Really looking forward to seeing the finished quilt!

  10. Elizabeth Ray says:

    Looks great! I feel the same way about my star points and my directional prints.

  11. Ooooh! I like all of these, but I think the turquoise is my favorite. 🙂

  12. Looks great anyway! I started cutting mine out, but I think I’ll be too impatient and sew them up as I go :). I love the solid star, it should be fun for quilting.

  13. Sandra says:

    Personally I like the way it is too, great movement. There are so many great QALs going on in QBL, wish I could do them all….sniff.

  14. Sandra says:

    PS hit send too fast: LOVE (of course you knew this) your colours, can’t go wrong with blue and green IMHO

  15. Oh you are using some of my favorite fabrics – that Mercury is one I have at least four different colors of, and of course the cotton & steel is awesome, too. Fun piece.

  16. Great stars, I really like how the diagonal print in the outer parts of the star are all aligned towards the center. I think it is a cool look.

  17. Paige says:

    Great fabric choices! Love the green and blue together!

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