Midwest Star Block – Quilt Ideas

I must confess the coloring/quilt ideas blogs are my favorite. I find myself playing and coloring for hours. And so many ideas percolate during the making of graphics for these posts that I wish I had more time with each block to play.

If you have purchased a Midwest Stat Quilt Block template set you already know that you received a free “pattern recipe” for the quilt I made using both sizes (12″ and 8″) of this block.

Free PDF color Pattern/Recipe included in purchase

Now let’s see what other quilt ideas I have designed.

A simple 3 block x 3 block setting. But by coloring 4 of the inner Piece C you can create a spotlight on the center block. Then more coloring magic of additional Piece C and all of the sudden there is a “halo effect” around that center block and a secondary star pattern.

Repeat the Nine Block pattern shown in the first graphic four times and you have a full size quilt (72″ x 72″ using the 12″ Midwest Star Block).

A more traditional two coloring block setting.

This unique coloring gives the block almost an abstract log cabin feel. I really like this setting…there may be another Midwest Star quilt in my future.

If you would like to join in the fun and play with the Midwest Star block you can place an order for the hand piecing templates by clicking below. And yes the block is also available in English Paper Piecing! You can find everything by searching Midwest Star in my store.

Don’t forget I will be on Facebook LIVE under the MDQuilts page at 11am ct today!

…and wait til you see what I have cooked up in tomorrow’s blog!

’til then,

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