Block 80 – Heartstring Star


Designer: Elizabeth Dackson


Blocks by Designers (L to R, Top to Bottom):  Elizabeth Dackson,   Lynette Anderson,   Joan Ford,   Melanie Barrett and  Katja Marek


Are you looking for the downloadable pattern? As from 19th February 2017, they are no longer available at this site.  For your convenience, we have placed them all in one comprehensive book which will be available  April 2017. 

  • 100 eye-catching designs from over 80 designers that use a wide range of techniques, including traditional patchwork, applique, foundation paper piecing, and embroidery
  • A number of the 6-inch blocks are shown in two colorways for twice the creativity
  • Be inspired by gallery quilts featuring carefully selected placement options for your Splendid Sampler blocks
  • Bonus blocks projects are not included in the book and can be found here.

Pre-order your copy here.  Amazon US, Book Depository, Fat Quarter Shop



Elizabeth says ” For Beginner paper piecers, start small. Do one small, simple block like an economy block.  This traditional and familiar block is very forgiving and a great block to start with. Make the block with purpose so you can use it on a pouch or mug rug”.

I love Elizabeth’s paper pieced designs and her use of colour to create the most beautiful patterns. Visit her site to see all her quilts, patterns and tutorials and scroll through her gallery of quilts and projects ( and cute baby photos ) on Instagram @dontcallmebetsy.

Elizabeth released ‘The quilters paper piecing workbook’ last Spring. She describes it as a labour of love. Learn foundation paper-piecing one block at a time! Come join author and educator Elizabeth Dackson of in her quilt studio! Here she’ll share all you need to know to grow your foundation paper-piecing skills in this must-have, comprehensive guide that takes you through this classic technique from start to finish. Buy book here.


Elizabeth’s first book. Buy here.


Learn to paper piece (foundation piece) with Elizabeth. On-line class here.

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