Name That Quilt Block!


Aloha, all!

     This is another busy – but fun! – week around my craft room.  For the next two days, in fact, I may be around the craft room, but I won't be in it much.  Tomorrow I'm meeting some friends for lunch and then we're going to join another much older friend at her place to play some bridge.  The bridge game will be different for all of us because we're used to playing duplicate bridge.  This will be just plain old party bridge and I'm sure there will be lots of chatting to go along with it!

     Thursday is my monthly book club meeting, and that's where today's greeting card comes in.  We take turns selecting books to read and discuss, and this week the book could be any of those in the Elm Creek Quilts series by Jennifer Chiaverini.  As I'm definitely not a quilter, this was a bit of stretch for me.  But I did pick the first book in the series and I can certainly see why those who quilt would enjoy reading about the ladies in the series.  Not that I didn't enjoy the book – but perhaps a book about scrapbookers might be more up my line?

     On top of that, the Late Night Stampers has a challenge this week to make a card using "embedded embossing."  Wouldn't you know it but my favorite theme for embedded embossing is quilt squares! 

Quilt Square Card

     The quilt blocks are fun first and foremost because I don't have to sew them!  Yes, I have to cut them out.  But the basic shape for this and most of the other blocks that I do for my paper crafting are made up of squares.  And now that Stampin' Up! has a 1" square punch, this is a piece of cake.  After reading the Elm Creek Quilt book, though, I'm very much attuned to the need for points to be, well, pointed.  I may be a bit lacking there even in the paper quilt block piecing. 

     To make this quilt block, I first cut a 4" square piece of Very Vanilla Card Stock.  If it were fabric, I'd have to cut out all of the individual blocks and sew them together.  But this being paper, I just glued the triangles onto the Very Vanilla!  To help place them reasonably accurately, I scored the square piece at 1", 2" and 3" both horizontally and vertically.  Then I punched two 1" squares each of Wisteria Wonder, Calypso Coral and Lucky Limeade card stock, and cut each square by hand on the diagonal.  Then I adhered them in place on the Very Vanilla square and ran the entire square through my Sizzix Big Shot using the new Argyle Embossing Folder.  That's the embedded embossing technique:  taking all the layers and embossing them at once.

     The final steps were matting the quilt block with first a 4-1/4" square of Calypso Coral and then a 4-1/2" square of Lucky Limeade, mounting the whole square on a 5" x 10" square piece of Very Vanilla folded to make a 5" square greeting card.  Before I took that final step, though, I added the greeting from Teeny Tiny Wishes, punched with one of the new Bitty Banners Framelits.  I attached it to the quilt block with a Wisteria Wonder Designer Printed Brad.

     Fun and finished! 

     Now here's where you come in.  I haven't a clue what this quilt block is called.  And I have learned from reading the Elm Creek Quilts story that all quilt blocks have names – some even more than one!  I would love to know what this block is called, and I will send this very card out to one of you who can tell me the name of the block.  I'm going to be busy for the next few days, so I'm not going to close the comments for this until some time next week.  So if you know the name of the quilt block and would like to have this card, just leave me a note in the comments section of this blog post!

     Now off to get some rest before the rest of my busy week!


Posted on : Jul 17 2012
Posted under Challenges, Sizzix, Stamping |

20 People have left comments on this post

Jul 17, 2012 - 10:07:23

Star on my square?  I love it either wat, a beautiful card and a great technique for a class, thanks for sharing Robin!

Jul 18, 2012 - 12:07:19
Jonia Smith said:

Robin this is just too sweet and I love this technique.  As far as the nam of this quilt block, I would think 4 patch quilt block, but not that familar with quilting.  But you have done a fabulous job with this card!  Thanks for playing this week at LNS.

Jul 18, 2012 - 01:07:42
Kris Sobolik said:

Great use of the technique for the LNS challenge! i love your card – sorry I can't help with the name.

Jul 18, 2012 - 02:07:28
Jeanette said:

I beleive if my memory serves me correct it is called an 8 pointed star.  My grandmother and great grandmother used to quilt (God rest their souls) and I remember after all the squares were sewn together, my great grandmother would set up this big quilting loom in her kitchen and that was how it all would be tied together with all the multi layers of fabric and batting.  OH fond memories….

Jul 18, 2012 - 02:07:26
Kim Humbert said:

ohio star with a turned center

Jul 18, 2012 - 02:07:28
Kim Humbert said:

some people called it broken dishes or broken plates if i remember right-my grandmother was a quilter, she taught me names but never how to quilt  :)

Jul 18, 2012 - 02:07:12

What a great card and it show cases the embedded embossing technique perfectly!!

Jul 18, 2012 - 03:07:52
Maggi said:

It's Ohio Star…..and it's lovely!  Do you also work on Hawaiian Quilt blocks?  They are beautiful!  Thanks for sharing

Jul 18, 2012 - 04:07:46
Barbara Felece said:

This is beautifully done! The name I know this quilt block by is Ohio Star. 

Jul 18, 2012 - 07:07:34
Theresa said:

What a fabulous job you did in creating this card!  I love it and the other comments are correct "OHIO STAR" with a turned center.
I checked in one of my quilt books "Patchwork Patterns" by Jinny Beyer.  
Kudos to you for making this beautiful card….I just love it!!!

Jul 18, 2012 - 02:07:14

wonderful card.  I may case this.  Thanks for joining us at LNS this week.

Jul 18, 2012 - 03:07:57

I thought maybe 8 point star or Ohio star but not sure!  Whatever it is, your quilt block is beautiful!

Jul 18, 2012 - 06:07:30
Mary Davis said:

Robin:  It's called the Ohio Star.  The quilt card is gorgeous.  I love sewing and this card is right up by alley.  Thanks for sharing. 

Jul 18, 2012 - 06:07:10
Jean Fitch said:

Looks to me like a variation of a morning star pattern I used to do decades ago.  Thanks for sharing this lovely take on a quilt.  The perfect theme for an embedded embossing card for sure.   Love it Robin and can't wait to CASE it!  The in colors really pop in this design!

Jul 19, 2012 - 03:07:10
Christyne said:

I can't help you with a name, but I can tell you I'll be CASEing it!! Thanks for sharing!

Jul 19, 2012 - 04:07:19
Jennifer said:

Ohio Star is the name of that block.

Jul 19, 2012 - 09:07:32

I love quilt cards and your's is awesome.  The embedded embossing technique really enhances the quilt block.

Jul 19, 2012 - 11:07:08
Betty said:

I LOVE your card.  I am a quilter and have been much longer than I've been a stamper.  Jeanette is correct; it's an 8-pointed star.  Sometimes the name depends on the color arrangement of the pieces, and this is definitely an 8 pointed star.  Check out the variations here http://www.quilterscache.com/QuiltBlocksGalore54.html
Thanks for sharing!

Jul 21, 2012 - 08:07:30

Beautiful card, Robin.  I abandoned quilting when I became a demo.  I'm slowly getting back to it.  I believe that is the Ohio star, if memory serves me.

Jul 24, 2012 - 11:07:04
teresa c said:

I enjoy reading your blog.
Agree with Mary and others, this is the Ohio Star block.