Welcome to All About Appliqué on this second day of the 100 Blocks Blog Tour!
I’m Kay Mackenzie, a designer and author in Santa Cruz, California. My website is By Kay Mackenzie, which has all of my books and patterns on it, plus select notions for the appliqué enthusiast. If this is your first time visiting my blog, I’m so glad you’re here! You’ll find a wealth of information about all kinds of appliqué here, so take your time clicking around the categories, and use the keyword search as well.
Here’s my block for Volume 14, “Little Falling Star.”
When I sent the block in, I called it “Shooting Star,” because it’s traveling upwards. You could make it more of a falling star just by rotating it a quarter turn.
And if you want to to travel the other way just reverse it from there.
I used some beautiful batiks to make this version. You could also make it look very playful by using colorful prints. Here’s another version.
You’ll notice that here I chose to leave out the inner trail and let the groovy flower print shine. :)
Of course, shooting or falling stars are really meteoroids, but it’s much more fun visually to render them as stars!
Hope you have fun with your star, and also enjoy the 99 other fantastic blocks in Volume 14. I already have my advance copy, and let me tell you, it is a feast for the eyes. If you’d like to win a copy, just leave a comment at the bottom of this post before noon California time on Friday, November 18.
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