My Dancing Stars Progress

Melody and I were busy all last week piecing 30 Dancing Stars blocks – I’m working toward the throw size, which includes 99 blocks total. Each block has a different print in the star, I love the variety!

Dancing Stars Progress -

I thought I would share a few tips for chain piecing these blocks.

First, I pieced the background with the white fabric in the second position.  Then, I pulled prints out to add them to the mix, in the second or third position. I chain pieced all the pieces that I could at one time, then trimmed and pressed them together as well.  I alternated the fabrics as the pieces dictated and sometimes, one or two of the sections would sit out while the others were pieced.  In the last phase, I pieced the background fabric, then finally trimmed all the excess before piecing the segments into blocks.

Dancing Stars Progress -

Here’s all the blocks laid out together –

Dancing Stars Progress -

Not the best light, but it’s fun to see them together!

Don’t forget to share your progress to be entered to win.

More soon – Amy

By |2018-02-04T16:01:00-06:00April 1st, 2013|quilt-along, work in progress|6 Comments


  1. Malini April 1, 2013 at 9:10 am - Reply

    Those blocks are looking great!
    I am making mine using 3 different colors for each block.

  2. Lynette April 2, 2013 at 10:53 am - Reply

    Wow! They’re so sparkly and pretty!

  3. Vicki @ Hitch&Thread April 3, 2013 at 5:05 pm - Reply

    I chain piece much the same way. I love having organised blocks. Can you please tell me what fabric you’ve used for the background?

  4. Hilary April 14, 2013 at 10:11 pm - Reply

    I love the colors you chose for the blocks :) They look amazing!

  5. Peggy Snyder April 21, 2013 at 2:49 pm - Reply

    Hi, I am Peggy and I am new to your blog. I just got done piecing the blocks for a doll quilt. I am in need of some help here. I don’t understand how to put the rows together with the outside pieces triangles. Any help with this is greatly appreciated. I plan on doing a table runner and also a queen size version of this quilt in the very near future.
    Thanks in advance,
    Peggy S

  6. In Progress | Amy's Creative Side April 29, 2013 at 3:27 am - Reply

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