Twilight Stars – Block Release Two

Hey everyone! I know you’re all chomping at the bit to get started on the next Twilight Stars block releases, so let’s hop right to it! This week’s lucky chosen ones are block numbers 51 and 57!

As you know, patterns for this quilt-along can be found in my book Triangle Gatherings (which is required to participate along with a few other items). Blocks will be posted every Friday around NOON Central Standard Time, and can be found both here on the blog and in the “Quilt-Along” area under “Twilight Stars” at New to the game? You can read all about Twilight Stars by clicking HERE! A full list of details and required supplies can be found at the Twilight Stars Info Page by hitting the button below!

If you’ve been following along, you already know that I based Twilight Stars on my recent Rustic Gatherings fabric line, combined with Jackie MacDonald’s Halloween-themed collection, SpellboundBoth lines feature color palettes including rusty oranges and rich blacks, along with some nice grey selections from Rustic that go together beautifully. If your taste doesn’t include this particular color palette, that’s ok. This will be a year-long project with plenty of time to shop for alternative fabrics that will also work beautifully for this quilt. What do you think? Like what you see? Let me know what you think of my fabric choices in the comments!

It goes without saying that there are A LOT of half-square triangles in this quilt, but fear not! Primitive Gatherings Triangle Paper will make light work of what used to be considered a thorn in your side. If you’re new to using triangle paper or never have before, I highly recommend following my list of tips and tricks to help you get into the swing of things…

And you’re off! Something tells me I’ll be seeing posts of finished blocks by the end of the day… Some of you are super quick! Either way, it’s not a race and meant to be fun so take your time if you need to. There’s no rush! And don’t forget to post a photo of your completed blocks when you do finish them along with the required book, Triangle Gatherings and Primitive Gatherings Triangle Paper included in the picture. You can post it on either our Facebook or Instagram pages (or both!) including the hashtag #TwilightStarsQAL for a chance to win a nice little prize! If you caught LIVE with Lisa earlier this week you heard that Julene M. was our first of many winners over the course of this quilt-along for posting her work. She’s the proof it can happen to you too – you just have to post!

I hope you all have a great weekend! It’s been in the upper 80’s and sunny all week here in WI, and will remain that way until rain finally brings cooler temps on Sunday. Sounds like stitching weather either way! The heat has me wishing we were still up north in Door County so we could enjoy a dip in the chilly waters of Lake Michigan, since we didn’t have time to do any swimming while we were there. Though we had a lot of fun, our trip was mostly allocated to work with not a lot of time for horsing around. We all agreed that we need to make time for a girls trip just for fun in the near future so we can really explore the area properly. If you’re wondering what the heck Door County is, check back here on Monday. I’ll tell you all about our trip in my next post, and give you a sneak peek of what the process is like to create the project books that accompany my fabric lines. It’s more work than you might think! Until then, take care, have fun, and of course, make time to stitch every day! See you soon! ~Lisa

14 responses to “Twilight Stars – Block Release Two”

  1. Stephanie R Avatar
    Stephanie R

    Thanks for the update! I’ll be sure to get my second set of blocks done later this week but first I have a 14 hour flight back to the US! See you soon Wisconsin (and PG)!

  2. Jeanne Fuelling Brown Avatar
    Jeanne Fuelling Brown

    Thank you for the triangle papers!! Game changer!!!!

  3. Nanette Peter Avatar
    Nanette Peter

    Lisa, this weeks blocks are so inspirational. Such wonderful fabrics. I have printed off your tips and tricks so I will be ready to go. I’ll be starting a little later, awaiting my book!

  4. Diana L Ripley Avatar
    Diana L Ripley

    I’ve often wondered what was involved in creating a fabric line. Thanks for the great post and QAL

  5. linda d bechtel Avatar
    linda d bechtel

    Loving this black and orange sew along!

  6. gijane279-Liz Avatar

    Love the look of these blocks in Rustic Gatherings!!! quick question, a few years ago I did the HST quilt along that I believe the Triangle Gatherings book was made from… am I correct they are the same? Reason for asking is I still have the print outs and want to use that if possible Hugs from Texas Liz and Steve

    1. lisabongean Avatar

      Hi Liz and Steve! The answer is yes they are, but keep in mind you won’t be eligible for prizes if the book and triangle papers aren’t in your photo post. Either way, thanks for quilting along!

      1. gijane279-Liz Avatar

        Lisa, thanks for the response… I know I won’t be eligible for prizes and I’m okay with that. I know they are AWESOME as I’ve been lucky enough to win in the past and your generosity warms my heart! lots of love and hugs being sent your way! have safe flight home

  7. Jennifer Nail Avatar
    Jennifer Nail

    So excited for another quilt along! Love these colors.

  8. Diane Dick Avatar
    Diane Dick

    This is a great sew along! Have you posted the block finishing star requirements for each size block yet?

  9. lee Avatar

    Great post on the process! Love the fabrics you are using!!

  10. Janis Taylor Avatar
    Janis Taylor

    I am loving this sew along! Thank you so much for doing all you do.

  11. Geri Avatar

    Thanks for this fun project!!

  12. Jennifer Nail Avatar
    Jennifer Nail

    Trying to decide if I want to make this quilt. I received the rustic gathering fabric and it’s so beautiful! I have a set wools for your words to live by quilt and I’m thinking about using the rustic fabric to make another one of those. I have the original quilt and it is waiting for me to quilt it. It was one of the very first quilts that I pieced.

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