Saturday, April 03, 2021

Scrappy Saturday - Asterisks

There was an asterisks frenzy  going on here last night! When I saw the new block posted for the Full Stop RSC sampler I got right to "work".  I am making 4 of each of the punctuation blocks and here are my blue asterisks. 

Sewing these made me remembered how much I love this block (it might be my favourite!) and I made a little review of some of the asterisk blocks I've made over the years.

It's the perfect block for cornerstones. I made 4 scrappy asterisk blocks for my Scrap Vortex  quilt. I like how the asterisk is light and the scrappy background is dark.


I used the asterisk block as a border for my alphabet quilt and sprinkled a few around the quilt top with a quilt along at The Patchery Menagerie in 2011. This quilt was made from one very interesting multicoloured fabric and the background of course!



Here is a quilt I finished last spring. This scrappy quilt is made of various sized blocks and I called it "Asterikos" which means little star.



And here's a quilt that is made up of all little stars - an asterisk quilt using a 2" block. This miniature asterisk quilt measures 10.5".

Linking up to the RSC scrappy party

16 comments:

Gretchen Weaver said...

I'm not making the punctuation quilt but I think I might make some of these blocks just for fun. Happy stitching!

The Joyful Quilter said...

Lovely Bright BLUE Asterisks, Kathy, and thanks for sharing those blasts from the past using the blocks!!

Michelle Churchman said...

These asterisk blocks are so cool! Pinning! They made such a pretty border on your alphabet quilt.

Michelle
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scraphappy said...

So many fun star blocks! I can't decide which one I like best, but I might have to go and make a crumb star right now!

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

You have such great examples of asterisk quilts! I was looking at ideas for them on Pinterest last night just for fun. Love your mini quilt especially!

Pat said...

Love, love, love! Maybe I'll make some, too!

maggie fellow said...

wow with the quilt show - very nice

Maggie said...

Beautiful bright blue blocks and projects. An amazing start to the month of blues.

Jenny said...

So nice to see your new plus the former asterick you havemade, it certainly a fun block. I stitched myself a selvedge asterick quilt when I first joined RSC and love it.

Mystic Quilter said...

Love the layout and colours of Asterikos, beautiful Greek word.

Deb A said...

Oh boy, those are some great asterisk quilts you have made. Love the scrappy one.

Cathy said...

Those are some darling quilts! I never really appreciated asterisks until your wonderful post!! I might even try one!

Elaine Adair said...

You're really on a creative roll with those many versions of asterisks - I especially like the border idea! Thanks so much for inspiration. And thanks for refreshing my spelling for that word! LOL

Sarah said...

This does look like a fun block. I'm in awe of your last teeny weeny mini quilt!

Preeti said...

Those blue blocks are so bright and cheerful. Looks like you have been the star queen of the asterisks :-D Have a relaxing Sunday!!!

Janet O. said...

I've always liked your asterisk creations, but why don't I remember that mini? Of course, I love it!!