For Block #8, we will be piecing a Ribbon Star. If you have already purchased the Diatom Quilt Along, you will receive an email today with the Block #8 instructions. Look for an email from firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject Diatom Quilt Along – Block #8. If you haven’t joined in yet, simply purchase the Diatom Quilt Along and I will add you to the email list and get the information out to you soon!
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The Ribbon Star uses flying geese blocks, a square in a square block, and general piecing techniques.
Note for those making either version of Block 8 Star Setting: When cutting your fabric for the throw or twin star setting borders, pay attention to the star point and background fabrics. They are listed in Fabric letter order (Fabric A / Fabric D) which means they are listed with the star point fabric first and background fabric second, which is the reverse order from most other block instructions.
In order to maintain the directional prints in my postage stamp throw version of the Ribbon Star block, I used the stitch and flip flying geese instead of the four-at-a-time method.
Upcoming Diatom Quilt Along Schedule
- April 28, 2023 – Block 9
- May 12, 2023 – Block 10
- May 26, 2023 – Block 11
- June 9, 2023 – Block 12 & Finishing Instructions
- June 23, 2023 through July 31, 2023 – Final Linkup for Pieced Quilt Tops or Finished Quilts