Wednesday, 3 February 2016

Hasenbach Challenge: February Block

At the beginning of the week the February blocks for the Hasenbach Challenge were released by Claudia as part of her block of the month quilt. This month there are two stars, the 'Rising Star' and the 'Arrowhead Star'.  



Having been quite successful (after some guidance from Katrin) completing a block last month depicting a school house, I was excited to try this month's blocks.  The first star, called the 'Rising Star', was another fairly simple block so I thought I would start with that. As you can see, it went together quite well and, I have to say that even though I had my reservations with the foundation paper piecing technique when I started last month, I really quite enjoyed piecing this latest block.



The second block is another much more complicated star block called the 'Arrowhead Star' and, if I am feeling brave enough I may try it before the end of the month!  I know that the blocks I have made look very simple but, if you consider that the finished size is only 6 x 6 inches, you will realise that some of the fabric pieces are really quite tiny!







36 comments:

  1. Schöne Sterne, liebe Christine! Der Arrowhead Star sieht ganz schön kompliziert aus...
    LG
    Valomea

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    1. Thank you Valomea! The other star is very pretty... I hope I can manage to piece it! Christine x

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  2. Your blocks look great, sometimes simple patterns look just as good as complicated ones. I am glad you did not give up!
    KATRIN W.

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    1. Thank you Katrin! I am glad too! Thank you for your encouragement! Christine x

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  3. Dear Christine,
    your blocks are beautiful and the fabrics look quite unique.
    Hugs
    sigisart

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    1. Thank you Sigrid! I love these fabrics.... these were just some scraps I had left over! Christine x

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  4. Your blocks are looking fantastic.

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    1. Thank you Brenda! I am enjoying learning a new technique! Christine x

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  5. Love your blocks, well done! And beautiful fabric choices!
    Hugs martina

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    1. Thank you Martina! The floral fabric and the blue come from the same fabric collection and I really love them! Christine x

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  6. Beautiful! Matching points is not one of my strengths. Your blocks are wonderful!

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    1. Thank you Renee! I think the foundation paper piecing does help with that.... not usually one of my strengths either! Christine x

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  7. Very Sweet at 6''. Always love a star block and little houses. Tempted by the Doll quilt along to make a few of these or If I were a good girl I could finish a doll quilt I already have pieced, just need to quilt it : ) Janita

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    1. Thank you Janita! You should join in.... it will be fun! Christine x

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  8. Love the rising star block and the colours!

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    1. Thank you! I love these colours! Christine x

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  9. wow Christine your blocks are amazing,well done my friend xx

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    1. Thank you Shez! You are very kind! Christine x

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  10. The Arrowhead Star looks very challenging! Maybe you can make two Rising Stars--lol! Both of your blocks are so pretty--it's going to be fun watching this come together.

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    1. Thank you Karen! I may well chicken out of the Arrowhead Star and just make a second Rising Star.... we'll see! Christine x

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  11. Wonderful blocks and I would think the pp would help with such small pieces , great job !

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    1. Thank you Sheila! It is a fun learning curve! Christine x

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  12. I love that star within a star. Oh I would never say anything looks "very simple" Christine! :) I really enjoy your learning processes.

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    1. Thank you Linda! It is always nice to try something new... I am not sure about the paper piecing technique yet but, this time was easier than the first block, so I can see improvement! Christine x

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  13. Hello dear friend, oh those blocks are beautiful. Love your colours.

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    1. Thank you Leanne! I hope you are having a good week! Christine x

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  14. So pretty! I remember my grandmother making quilts with star patterns - of course I have no idea if this was one of them. Wish I had been lucky enough to inherit one!

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    1. Thank you Mary Anne! I do like star blocks... not sure if I feel brave enough to attempt the more complicated one! Have a lovely weekend! Christine x

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  15. Your block looks lovely Christine.

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    1. Thank you Christine! Have a lovely weekend! Christine x

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  16. I love star blocks, I have never seen the second one its is beautiful and I am sure you you can do it..Doti..

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    1. Thank you Doti! The second design is a beautiful star... I hope I have time to try it soon! Christine x

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  17. That harder star block will be well worth your effort and I so love the house block with the star too. Clever gal!

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    1. Thank you Ondrea! The second star is beautiful... I hope I have time to try it out! Christine x

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  18. Hello Christine
    I saw this lively blocks on FB too
    I live it soooo. , the colours, the fabric i love it
    I look forward for you mini dool quilt
    I am happy to find this lovely Blog
    Creative regards Marika

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    1. Thank you Marika! I enjoyed making the blocks and I am looking forward to the doll quilt SAL! Glad you enjoyed my blog! Christine x

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