Twist & Turn Blog Hop

Today I'm revisiting my very first FPP pattern, the Rainbow Star block, and showing you some fun things to do with it.

I was recently approached by Cinzia White about featuring my Rainbow Star block in one of the patterns from her new book, Twist & Turn Quilts (published by C&T Publishing). The book is landing in stores this month and we have an exciting group of quilt designers to show off more ideas on how to meld our pattern designs with designs from the book to create your own original quilt. Be sure to check out the blog posts each day of the hop to see what designs we're mixing with the Twist & Turn quilts, showing off the versatility of Cinzia's designs.

Twist & Turn Quilts 6 curved piecing projects by Cinzia White book

Click the links below to see all the posts in this blog hop.

Tammy Silvers of Tamarinis
Swan Sheridan of Swanamity
Laura Piland of Slice of Pi Quilts
Robin Koehler of Nestlings by Robin
Terri Vanden Bosch of Lizard Creek Quilting
Kathy Bruckman of Kathy's Kwilts
Cinzia White (the author) of Cinzia White Designs

Rainbow Star Twist & Turn Quilt

The Rainbow Star block is a versatile foundation paper pieced quilt block for many applications, whether you use the full rainbow colour scheme from the pattern cover, or mix it up to suit whatever quilt you have in mind.

The original Rainbow Star pattern makes a 12" x 12" finished block, but for the Twist & Turn quilt we scaled it up to 140% to fit the space properly. Curious about scaling FPP patterns up or down? I have a tutorial and handy downloadable resizing chart for you right here!

Twist & Turn quilt featuring Rainbow Star block pattern by Penny Spool Quilts

This mockup uses the Tracks pattern from Twist & Turn Quilts, and is coloured in with fabrics from the Batik Fabrics Australia - Designer Palette. The final size of the quilt is 65" x 85".

Tracks is the single quilt size version of the pattern used on the cover of the book, and as you can see, it can easily be made more traditional or more modern, depending on your taste and fabric choices.

Twist & Turn Quilts is available at your local quilt shop or from various online booksellers.

More Rainbow Star Quilt Ideas

Are you looking for more ideas to use the Rainbow Star FPP quilt block pattern in? How about a big star quilt?

 Rainbow Star fpp block - Starry Sky quilt by Penny Spool Quilts

This "rainbow of Rainbow Stars" can be made with a variety of solids or tone-on-tone prints, or with one of the many Ombre fabric lines that are available at quilt shops.

Do you by any chance prefer quilting to piecing? Because this design is actually available as a wholecloth printed panel at Honest Fabric! So you can dive right into your favourite part of the quiltmaking process.

Another awesome use of the Rainbow Star is Henrik Mundorf's sewing chair. He covered the slightly dilapidated faux leather seat of a stool with a Rainbow Star in Tula Pink fabrics, and it looks fabulous!

Rainbow Star FPP quilt block pattern by Penny Spool Quilts - used on a stool seat, sewn by Henrik Mundorf

More pictures can be found here on Henrik's Instagram post.

My own sample of the Rainbow Star block is on display in a simple embroidery hoop, but would make a fabulous tote or pillow as well.

Rainbow Star FPP quilt block pattern by Penny Spool Quilts


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