The Conversion Project – FUSION STAR (With Free Downloadable Pattern!)

I made the Memory Block for the last block conversion, so this time I just added another layer of chevrons on the outside. The block finishes at 24″ x 24″ in keeping with my giant block project, but if you make your own pattern you could do it any size, although larger even numbers divisible by 3 would be best (ie 18″ or 12″).

I’m calling this block the Fusion Block because it looks like all the layers are pulling in towards the center. I am positive that this block is an existing traditional pattern but darned if I can find it!! I looked through the Encyclopedia of Pieced Quilt Patterns and didn’t find it and I googled a few things, but without a name I’m really grasping at straws. If you know the name of this block please share!

Fabric: Tule by Leah Duncan.

fusion star tule

Download the Paper-Piecing Pattern

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7 Responses to The Conversion Project – FUSION STAR (With Free Downloadable Pattern!)

  1. Sharon August 10, 2013 at 8:21 pm #

    Beautiful block! I love foundation piecing and these huge blocks are fun

  2. Wendy August 11, 2013 at 12:24 pm #

    I love this block! Can’t wait to try it. I’m new to paper-piecing, well, really I’m new to all types of quilting. My machine doesn’t like to sew straight (I need a new machine very badly) so I struggle with patchwork but seem to do okay with paper piecing. Thanks for sharing!

  3. Kristen April 1, 2015 at 5:36 pm #

    How would I make it any size I wanted? I’m going to make this as my first paper piecing project ever (eee!)….but I might want to make it smaller after I make one. How do you resize it??

    • Sarah Bailey April 1, 2015 at 6:39 pm #

      Kristen, you would, for example, print the pattern at 50% scale for a 12″ block (half of 24″ so 50%), then re-draw the 1/4 seam allowance lines at the correct 1/4 measurement and ignore the original ones. Easy peasy!

      • Kristen April 1, 2015 at 7:05 pm #

        Ahhh, smart!! And then, 75% would be 18″! Awesome. Thank you!! I’ll tag you in instagram when I finish it. I’m excited!!


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