Pentagon Week, Day Two

I shared my steps to this lovely creation last Spring using the Spellbound Collection by Windham Fabrics. I upsized a block I created for Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks Magazine a few years ago. Do you remember this block?

Pentagon Wreath

I used another center and background to make a second one. Fabrics for both of these are from a Paula Nadelstern collection by Benartex.

Pentagon Wreath

I truly became enamored with the English Paper Piecing of pentagon shapes. In fact, I began putting them into the kits for my students when I teach those workshops. Here is another ring of pentagons (for a wreath) that I made using 1-3/4" pentagons and the Kaffe Fassett Sunburst fabric. I shared this last May.

Sunburst Wreath

I added a 5-Pointed Star to the center and then appliquéd everything to a background square. The block is 13-1/2" and is waiting for some companion blocks or strips to be made into a quilt of some sort. I just pulled the block out of the closet and now I'm going to try and make some more of these using the same fabrics. . . if I still have some!

Sunburst Wreath with raw silk 5-Pointed Star

And one more wreath. This one was made with blenders for the pentagons and some Kaffe Fassett for those star points.

One more pentagon wreath!

I'm going to hunt down my EPP workshop supplies to see what I have in process. These blocks are looking for a permanent place in a quilt and I've got to find some companions.

Here's a sneak peek of what I mentioned at the top of this page: my Pentagon Wreaths using the Spellbound Collection. Click the link to see the steps. Then, click HERE to see how those wreath blocks morphed into the quilt center. Here's one of the 6 blocks I used to create the quilt center, but it's not a typical arrangement. Do you remember? Click the link to see it!

One of six Spellbound Pentagon Wreaths

See you tomorrow with the completion of this quilt top. Remember, it was all done using only fat quarters (and the 6 panel yardage for those centers).


  1. Great inspiration, lovely colours....thanks so much.

    1. Yes, those motifs from Sunburst are fabulous. I think the fabric is discontinued - boo hoo!

  2. Love the pentagon with the gold around it. I keep seeing a turtle in the Spellbound Pentagon Wreaths. :-)

  3. A turtle, huh? Now I have to go look at it again!

  4. I like that last atypical arrangement best. The fussy cut center is a great idea, too. Well, of course it is. It's a Debby idea!

    1. Ha, ha. Too funny. One idea leads to another all the time!


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