26 May 2014

Starry, Starry Night

Twilight Star Quilts
The Twilight Star quilt block is based on the Ohio Star block with more patches added in the corners. There is nothing difficult in the making of this quilt block other than it has more pieces, therefore, more seams and so you must pay close attention to sewing an accurate seam allowance.

This quilt block is wonderful when you choose to make it a scrappy version. Just make sure to have lots of contrast in your chosen pieces. Download the free quilt block pattern.

Quotes About Stars

The Starry Night painted 1889, by Vincent van Gogh
  • "For my part I know nothing with any certainty, but the sight of the stars makes me dream."
    ~ Vincent van Gogh

  • "Men go abroad to wonder at the heights of mountains, at the huge waves of the sea, at the long courses of the rivers, at the vast compass of the ocean, at the circular motions of the stars, and they pass by themselves without wondering."
    ~ St. Augustine

  • "If the stars should appear but one night every thousand years, how man would marvel and stare."
    ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

  • "No pessimist ever discovered the secret of the stars, or sailed to an uncharted land, or opened a new doorway for the human spirit."
    ~ Helen Keller

Twilight Star quilt image © W. Russell, patchworksquare.com
'The Starry Night' image courtesy Van Gogh Gallery