Patched Friendship Star

Patched Friendship Star Block {Old School BOM}

I am squeaking in right under the wire to get my first block made as part of the 2021 Old School Block of the Month. Kim shared her tutorial for the Patched Friendship Star block on January 12th, and the next block (designed by Nancy Scott from Masterpiece Quilting) will be shared today. It took me longer to come up with a plan for my fabrics for the year and make my initial fabric pull than it did to piece the first block. 🙂

January Fabric Pull

January Fabric Pull

I have a healthy stash of Carolyn Friedlander prints, and my goal will be to use them to piece the blocks throughout the year. Because the first block was a star, I leaned toward looking for yellow/yarrow prints, and after several fabric pulls, I ended up with the nice grouping above. I was looking for a balance of both color and value in my selections, and I struggled to differentiate value with the yellow prints.

January Piecing Thread

January Piecing Thread

I opted to use 50wt Aurfil in 2312 (Ermine) to piece the block. I may choose to color match my piecing thread for the remaining blocks or I might just fall back to my normal use of 2600 (Dove), which is a light gray. Time will tell!

Patched Friendship Star

Patched Friendship Star

By selecting fabrics with a range of value and considering their placement in the block, I really like the end result.

I’m looking forward to seeing what Nancy has to share with us today. Are you sewing along, too?

2021 Old School Block of the Month

January 12, 2021 – Kim Lapacek (Persimon Dreams)
February 12, 2021 – Nancy Scott (Masterpiece Quilting)
March 12, 2021 – Quilt Jane
April 12, 2021 – Missie Carpenter (Traditional Primitives)
May 12, 2021 – Natalie Santini (Sew Hungry Hippie)
June 12, 2021 – Kerry Goulder (Kid Giddy)
July 12, 2021 – GoGo Kim
August 12, 2021 – Lee Chappell Monroe (May Chappell)
September 12, 2021 – Yvonne Fuchs (Quilting Jetgirl)
October 12, 2021 – Pat Sloan
November 12, 2021 – Katy Cameron (The Littlest Thistle)
December 12, 2021 – Sherri Falls (This and That Patterns)

6 thoughts on “Patched Friendship Star Block {Old School BOM}

  1. Kimberly Kellman says:

    Are you going to be using Caroline Friedlander fabric for all your blocks? I have a large stash of CF fabric also and would love to follow along with you in making stars for the year.

  2. \You did good with your fabric pull. I like your block!

  3. Kaja says:

    Great pull, as always. I especially like the yarrow colour and the way you balanced it with the paler fabrics.

  4. aquilterstable says:

    Lovely first block. Can’t go wrong with a mix of CF prints!

  5. Sandra says:

    Hmm no I haven’t been sewing along though it sure is tempting now I’ve seen your star block! I don’t have a lot of yellow but having made my pixelated scraps block I came to see and like it a lot more and now your block adds to that like and interest!

  6. patty says:

    love the fabrics!

I really appreciate the time and thought you take to comment, and I look forward to conversing with you. :)