Dancing Stars Quilt-Along

I’ve been thinking about the coming year, and how to make the most of this space with all of you!

I’ll be starting the new year off with a Quilt-Along right here, and in the Old Red Barn Co. Quilt Along group on Flickr.  It’s a great place to connect with other quilters!

This is a paper-pieced block, and a lot of fun to make.  I’ve made this block a number of times, and it’s still a favorite!

Right now I’m working out size options, (in case you aren’t ready to make 98 blocks), and fabric requirements.  It’s a great scrap quilt, so don’t worry if you’ve put yourself on a fabric diet, you can still join in the fun!

What do you think?

I hope you will join us!  For now grab a button, and check back soon!

Dancing Stars Quilt-Along -- AmysCreativeSide.com

By |2017-02-06T09:18:17-07:00December 20th, 2012|quilt-along|49 Comments


  1. Maxine December 20, 2012 at 4:45 am - Reply

    I love it! I’m in.

  2. Molly December 20, 2012 at 4:48 am - Reply

    I’m in! I’ve always wanted to learn paper piecing and I’ve made two quilts along with you already. You’re a great teacher and I’ve learned lots from you both times. This should really add to my skill set. Thanks Amy!

  3. Emma December 20, 2012 at 5:08 am - Reply

    Since I messed up my shoulder and can’t rotary cut (but can paper piece) this looks to be totally up my alley! Thanks for hosting!

  4. Pat @ Color Me Quilty December 20, 2012 at 5:13 am - Reply

    I haven’t paper pieced in years. This might just be perfect to get me going again.

  5. Britt-Inger Jönsson December 20, 2012 at 5:54 am - Reply

    It seems to be fun. Of course I´m in

  6. Kelsey December 20, 2012 at 6:27 am - Reply

    I really don’t need more projects but I LOVE this!!! I think I’ll need to squeeze it in!

  7. Amy B. December 20, 2012 at 6:32 am - Reply

    Love it!!!

  8. Lizzie December 20, 2012 at 6:38 am - Reply

    Yes, I’m in! I love your pattern and I see lots of pssibilities for fabric choice.

  9. Lindsey@HappierThanABirdQuilts December 20, 2012 at 7:20 am - Reply

    Is it going to be english paper piecing or the stitch and tear away the paper -paper piecing?

  10. Debbie-Esch House Quilts December 20, 2012 at 7:31 am - Reply

    What a great quilt!

  11. SuperMomNoCape December 20, 2012 at 7:59 am - Reply

    Oh… this will be such a pretty quilt. Will there be a time limit for getting it done?

  12. JoAnn December 20, 2012 at 8:04 am - Reply

    I am game! I totally need a scrap busting project!

  13. Joey December 20, 2012 at 8:40 am - Reply

    This is a great one for scraps and to improve my piecing skills. Thank you.

  14. Pat Converse December 20, 2012 at 8:51 am - Reply

    I love this quilt … I’m in.

  15. Teresa December 20, 2012 at 9:45 am - Reply

    I’m in!

  16. Maggie December 20, 2012 at 9:52 am - Reply

    Might be just what I need to get my quilting mojo back!

  17. Staci December 20, 2012 at 10:00 am - Reply

    Improving my paper piecing skills is one of my 2013 goals, so this is coming at a good time for me! I love how happy those stars look, they really do dance!

  18. Kingman Quilter December 20, 2012 at 10:21 am - Reply

    Count me in!!

  19. Barbie December 20, 2012 at 12:09 pm - Reply

    My four-year-old daughter saw this and said “Cool, cool, cool!” It looks like a great block!

  20. Zusjeb December 20, 2012 at 1:27 pm - Reply

    Wow, looks great, i’d love to try!

  21. hafza December 21, 2012 at 12:40 am - Reply

    I love the pattern but yet to look at the fabric requirement. Not sure if I have enough scraps to play with!

  22. Sandy December 21, 2012 at 8:58 pm - Reply

    I love the Dancing Stars quilt with all those equilateral triangles, but I hate paper piecing! Can’t it be pieced without using a foundation?

  23. Sharon December 22, 2012 at 11:19 am - Reply

    This is tempting!! I have lots of scraps. Love the pattern. Love to paper piece. SOLD

  24. Susan December 22, 2012 at 5:33 pm - Reply

    Wow this paper piecing looks beautiful! I’ve not tried it before. I so love the color choices! Thanks for sharing and the nice photography. You might enjoy my quilt with vintage hankies, just go to the search box on “Quilted Nights…”

    Keep up the lovely work!

  25. Paula December 23, 2012 at 12:11 am - Reply

    I really shouldn’t start anything new, but I don’t think I can resist! This is awesome!

  26. Lavinia December 23, 2012 at 3:47 am - Reply

    Hi there
    I would love to participate in this quilt along.
    Great for all those scraps.

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  28. Jennifer E December 24, 2012 at 8:51 pm - Reply

    Yahoo! I’m so in!!

  29. Mary Lynn . December 26, 2012 at 11:01 am - Reply

    Looking forward to do this . When will the details be available?

  30. disposing waste December 26, 2012 at 2:11 pm - Reply

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  31. cyndi hoeller December 26, 2012 at 3:55 pm - Reply

    OOOoooooo COOL quilt, I think I’d like to maybe play, am not real fond of PP but sometimes a great design is more important than how it gets done and this is a CUTE scrap quilt so I may have to force myself to PP :D!!

  32. brandy December 26, 2012 at 7:45 pm - Reply

    I’ve NEVER paper pieced…too hard for a beginner?

  33. Diane December 27, 2012 at 4:58 pm - Reply

    I’d love to play too!

  34. Elise December 27, 2012 at 11:30 pm - Reply

    I’m going to start; and hopefully finish!

  35. Sharon - IN December 28, 2012 at 7:56 am - Reply

    I’d like to play along. My thought for 2013 is using up more from the stash. This looks like a great scrappy quilt.

  36. Shar F. December 28, 2012 at 8:23 am - Reply

    I love this pattern! I want to do it. Is there a sign up list?

  37. Donna December 28, 2012 at 2:27 pm - Reply

    A new skill…eager I am.

  38. Donna December 28, 2012 at 2:28 pm - Reply

    Alright y then, I am in.

  39. Kristie Michalowski December 29, 2012 at 6:31 pm - Reply

    Well I am in! I have linked your button on my blog for more of my friends to join in too! thanks

  40. Corinne December 30, 2012 at 5:20 pm - Reply

    I am in. I can not wait to start

  41. missy k December 30, 2012 at 7:20 pm - Reply

    Sounds like fun.

  42. Joyce January 1, 2013 at 5:21 pm - Reply

    I am in! I have loads of scraps that are crying to be used! Such a pretty pattern and I look forward learning a new skill!
    Thanks for the opportunity.

  43. PersimonDreams January 1, 2013 at 6:20 pm - Reply

    I’m IN and excited! I’ve been wanting more Quilt ALongs!

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  46. Marj January 18, 2013 at 3:03 pm - Reply

    I love the dancing stars. I hope to make a bunch.

  47. ep April 2, 2013 at 8:20 pm - Reply

    I adore this- how do I join in the quilt along??

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