Scinteallate #7: a bit more twinkle

This is my third and most complicated star.

I’m not kidding; there are 60 pieces in total.  It’s called Basketweave Braid Star, a paper piecing pattern by Nydia Kehnle.  I wanted to use darks and lights and incorporate some unlikely brights, and I think it works well. It was actually pretty easy, but my word, there are lots of little bits… I know not all the colours are strictly teal, but that dotty print really adds a bit of Scinteallation, I think.

There are six more to come now. Two from Nanette down in New South Wales, two from Margaret in the UK and two from Lynda in the US.

It’s going to be next week before I see anything, so I might take a look at that block I’m working on for my next Bee, Myself and I project. Hopefully, I’ll have something to show you soon.

Teal then…. (sorry!)

23 thoughts on “Scinteallate #7: a bit more twinkle

  1. Wowza … that’s amazing… love it 😍

  2. tialys says:

    Very twinkly indeed. I think the lighter blues, used in moderation, help lift the general ‘tealness’ of the blocks.

    • katechiconi says:

      I agree. Some of the other blocks have tiny flashes of other colours, and I love the effect. One of these days, I’ll introduce a completely different colour to add to the teal in small quantities…

  3. gwenniesgardenworld says:

    pretty pretty pretty !!!

  4. Lynda says:

    So many teals so little time, and yet, you’ve done it again! Very beautiful.

    • katechiconi says:

      Stupidly little time this time round, and I won’t make the same mistake next time! But it has worked out OK, and once I have the last six in, I can finalise the layout and start quilting!

  5. Very complicated indeed but heautiful…and I loved your sign off 🙂 teal then 🙂

  6. Sixty pieces? I teal you, that is beyond amazing!

  7. Joanne S says:

    This is a lovely block. I am impressed with the number of pieces!

  8. It’s amazing, i love the fade from dark at the edges to bright in the middle

  9. rutigt says:

    A beautiful star!

  10. […] I decided to try a paper-piecing pattern shared by Kate on her blog. Kate is collecting gorgeous quilt squares to include in an ovarian cancer fundraising quilt. She’s done several over the years, with blocks she and other quilters create based on a theme and the color teal. You can read more about her efforts here. […]

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