Twilight Stars Quilt-Along – Week NINE

Hey everyone! How’s your Friday going so far? I’ve had a busy morning of appointments, errands, and running around trying to get prepared for my trip to TX next week. I’m heading to Houston for the annual Moda Designer’s retreat so I’m trying to get any loose ends tied up before I leave. I’m super excited to go to this event since I’ll be down south having a blast with my Moda family while we catch up, bounce creative ideas off each other, and of course stitch! I have a large project that I plan to take with me so I have something to work on during retreat, plus I’ll also bring a handful of Twilight Stars blocks to play with for when I need a break from it.

Speaking of the Twilight Stars Quilt-Along series, it’s time for this week’s block releases! Block releases for week NINE will be block #21 and #23! One thing that I love about this QAL is that there are so many different possibilities for fabric and color choices. This could be the perfect quilt for that special stash you’ve been hoarding away for “just the right project,” or it could also be a great scrap buster. Still need a project for our Red, White, and Green Quilt Show? Here’s your solution! Whatever you decide, do what works best for you!

If you’re new to the Twilight Stars Quilt-Along and are wondering where to get the patterns for these blocks, they can be found in my book Triangle Gatherings, which you can purchase on our website by clicking HERE. A blog post I did explaining the full details on Twilight Stars can be found by clicking HERE. The full list of details and required supplies can be found at the Twilight Stars Info Page by hitting the button below!

As you probably already know, for my own blocks I’m using my Rustic Gatherings fabric line combined with Jackie MacDonald’s Halloween-themed collection, SpellboundI’m really liking how my block #21 turned out – all of mine so far have been on either the orange or black spectrum, so it’s neat to finally see gray making its way into the mix as a dominant color. I’m also enjoying the bright orange used for the other block. It’s not quite as dark as what I’ve used so far, and I appreciate the variety.

What do you think of my blocks this week? Do you like the pairing of these two fabrics or are you going another route? Let me know in the comments for a chance to win a prize! …which reminds me. I hope you’ve been remembering to post photos of your progress for another chance to win one of Heidi’s famous care packages! All you have to do is post a photo of your completed blocks each week before the release of the next batch, including the required book Triangle Gatherings and Primitive Gatherings Triangle Paper in the picture. Please also include the hashtag #TwilightStarsQAL in your post! Heidi will choose a weekly random winner until the end of the QAL. I announce the winner each week during my LIVE show every Thursday, so make sure you post before then. Congratulations to this week’s lucky winner, Robin Winall!

As long as we have prizes on the brain, I also want to say congratulations and THANK YOU to Lori Q. and Lisa J.! You are both getting a little something nice for your comments on the blog last week. I really do appreciate it! Please email Heidi at with your contact information and she will get your prize out to you ASAP. See how easy it is to win!? Leave me a comment and you could be next!

Alright everyone, that’s it for today. I need to get back to organizing, packing, and getting my ducks in a row for my trip. I’ll do my best to take photos while I’m there but as always, no promises! I might be having too much fun enjoying the moment to think about it… We shall see! I hope you all have a great weekend and that you find time to STITCH EVERYDAY! I’ll see you all next week. Until then, take care and enjoy your blocks! ~Lisa


38 responses to “Twilight Stars Quilt-Along – Week NINE”

  1. Caren Avatar

    Do you take a sewing machine to the Moda retreat?

  2. Sylvia J Fletcher Avatar
    Sylvia J Fletcher

    Thank you Lisa! As usual you are a wealth of information. I appreciate all you and your staff do for all of us. Love the gray block too. Have a wonderful and fun time in Texas!! I will be looking forward to your pictures and updates on your trip. Be safe Lisa.

  3. Tammy Marquardt Avatar
    Tammy Marquardt

    Have fun in Texas! I’m sure to be a very creative and productive time.

  4. Anna Martindale Avatar
    Anna Martindale

    How are you stitching on a plane? By hand?

  5. Bonnie Larson Avatar
    Bonnie Larson

    I live the grey and orange combo. Such gorgeous prints!!

  6. Charlene Morris Avatar
    Charlene Morris

    Have a happy and safe trip.

  7. Pat Widmaier Avatar
    Pat Widmaier

    Hello there!

    Well I’m bummed…I’ll miss seeing you next week. I’m stopping in on Friday on my way home from Sayner.

    Regardless, have a great time at your Moda retreat! I’ll catch up with you at All Things Pumpkin in September!

    Pat W

  8. An Cooper Avatar
    An Cooper

    Hope you have a great and creative visit with all your friends from Moda. Safe travels

  9. Katherine Rasmussen Avatar
    Katherine Rasmussen

    You are amazing I really enjoy your blog

  10. Beth Robinette Avatar
    Beth Robinette

    I’m loving these blocks and looking forward to having a fall quilt for my bed. 😉

  11. Sharon Wall Avatar
    Sharon Wall

    Hi Lisa. Last night, I watched your You Tube tutorial. on your process of wool applique. I learned a lot. Makes me think I should buy a kit and get started. Now just to find the perfect pattern. Thank you

  12. Sandra Jones Avatar
    Sandra Jones

    This is my first QAL and I am learning a lot and enjoying this process SOooooo much!! Thank you for making me believe I CAN DO THIS.

  13. Karren Avatar

    I do like this pairing, and I even have those fabrics. I’ve been following your lead with the fabrics each week (only because I don’t want to think 😂). I thought I had guessed most of the fabrics you were going to be using (between Rustic Gatherings and Spellbound), and then you outsmart me with a Spellbound that I didn’t purchase 🤷‍♀️.

  14. Cathy C Avatar
    Cathy C

    These blocks are so pretty and would roll well in any color. Thank you for the free blocks. Enjoy your Moda trip & Texas!

  15. Teresa from Port Coquitlam, BC Avatar
    Teresa from Port Coquitlam, BC

    Are you hand stitching your blocks. You said you would work on a few on the plane.

  16. Sherrill Lynn Ash Avatar
    Sherrill Lynn Ash

    I love the combo of Rustic Gatherings and Spellbound! I am using the same combo in my blocks.

  17. Karen Kudla Avatar
    Karen Kudla

    Have a great trip, Lisa! I can’t wait to see what you bring back to show us!

  18. Mary Linderud Avatar
    Mary Linderud

    I’m using Rustic Gatherings fabrics too and love the colors. Fall is in the air!!

  19. Harriet murray Avatar
    Harriet murray

    I’m loving this qal! It’s keeping me moving. Still need to make earlier stars, but busy on my green,red & white challenge quilt🥰.

  20. Mary Linderud Avatar
    Mary Linderud

    I’m using Rustic Gatherings also and love your fabrics. Fall is in the air!
    Have a fun trip. I’m going on a cruise and taking my Stitch Every Day bag.

  21. Linda Avatar

    Sorry it is soooo hot in Texas, hotter than when you came to Dallas! Have a fun time and enjoy!

  22. Pam H Avatar
    Pam H

    The soft Fall colors are looking great. I am using similar colors with a little mustard gold added in.

  23. Valerie Avatar

    How do you work on Twilight Stars on an airplane? Curious minds need to know.

  24. Louise Charlton Avatar
    Louise Charlton

    Dear Lisa, enjoy your trip! It is always nice to reconnect with friends and do something you love together. Have fun! and I really like your grey Twilight block – love the variegated overall look. I’m really enjoying that sew-along!

  25. Kathy Avatar

    These blocks are really fun! Thanks for organizing, Lisa.

  26. Jennifer Roth Avatar
    Jennifer Roth

    Safe travels amd enjoy the retreat. Love seeing how everyone’s blocks are turning out for the sew along. I will share though I have sewed for years there was a period of time sewing just didn’t happen as the job involves heavy travel. Since 2020 work travel is now different so I have time to enjoy these projects. I especially appreciate this one as it is another one getting my skill levels back. Not perfect but I can tell a difference. Happy weekend and enjoy the retreat as it sounds amazing.

  27. Cindy Hicken Avatar
    Cindy Hicken

    Love the gray and orange colors in your blocks. Enjoy your trip to Houston!!

  28. Mary Linderud Avatar
    Mary Linderud

    I’m using Rustic Gatherings too and love the fabrics. Have a great trip Lisa. Hope you have a fun trip and get lots of stitching done!

  29. Ruth Tacoma Avatar
    Ruth Tacoma

    I love the grays, oranges and blacks that you are using, I am using those too. I have loved seeing all the other colorways that people are using too though. I especially loved seeing the ones that are using some of the reverse colorways mixed in (light stars and orange/black/gray backgrounds). I might just throw a few of those in the mix at some point.

  30. Stephanie Avatar

    I am really enjoying the #twilightstarsQAL and seeing everyone’s creative take on their fabric choices! I am finally caught up from week 7 and 8 due to my traveling. Keep up the great work ladies and gentleman!

  31. Joanne Hudock Avatar
    Joanne Hudock

    I love your colors you’re using, I opted to use up a Big bundle of Yuletide Gatherings Flannel, I love the blocks I’m making !
    I am actually make THREE quilts from that tower, Holy Moly !

  32. Sue Hoover Avatar
    Sue Hoover

    I love the colors you’re using in Twilight SAL. Fall is my favorite time of year and it is also with my son. Have a great time at Moda Retreat. I know you’ll come back with tons of great ideas!

  33. Cheryl Gherna Avatar
    Cheryl Gherna

    I love your fabric combo. I’m only using the rustic gatherings group for my #twilightstarsqal.

  34. Debbie Kunst Avatar
    Debbie Kunst

    I really like your blocks! The high contrast of your background with your fabrics really makes the patterns pop. I especially love the gray fabric! Have a safe trip!

  35. Ginny Johnson Avatar
    Ginny Johnson

    Have a great trip!

  36. Jolin Barilla Avatar
    Jolin Barilla

    Have a great trip. I can’t imagine all the creativity in your group! Safe travels.

  37. Lori Avatar

    Have an awesome trip . I am having alot of fun sewing these blocks

  38. Mary Avatar

    I got a late start but fabrics are starched and ready to go!
    Mart W

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