Block 17 Family Stars

quilted lines on batting
Quilting on reverse of block 17 Family Stars

I like the hidden star in the center of this block. It was a little fiddly to do all the tiny flying geese units (which just means I need more practice), and I definitely stunted some of the points on the stars, but I love the way it sparkles on the block. I wanted the quilting to emphasize the sparkle and the hidden star so I quilted all five stars the same way, with continuous curve inside the square and a simple outline of the outer edges. I quilted around the edge of the whole block too, up against the blue border. I matched the thread with each section so I broke thread a lot on this one but I’m happy with the way it turned out so it was worth it!

quilted block
Family Stars

Family Stars is block 17 of the Splendid Sampler and was designed by Kimberly Jolly.

What do you think?