Up, Up and Away….

It’s a stream-of-consciousness thing… when I thought about something being dimensional… the Fifth Dimension popped into my head.

This is better.


These are Radiant Stars – also known as Moravian Stars.  They’re made using a really cool dimensional form of English Paper Piecing.  Instead of being from a thick-ish paper, these pieces are cut from cardstock and they’re one of the Fabriflair kit-patterns from Amy Barickman and Indygo Junction.

I love them because they’re perfect for charm packs.  And they look even better in person – having hovered around the Indygo Junction booth in Salt Lake City this past May to get a better look, I know of what I speak.

I mention them today because the holidays are coming and I’ve gotten a couple of these kits to make gifts.  (Or to keep for myself…)  There are six different kits – essentially four different designs.

There is the Navette Needlecase – probably my favorite because I know I can get this one finished by December.

Each kit creates two 3″ x 5″ tri-fold needle cases.  If you want scrappy, a couple of Layer Cake squares will work perfectly for these.  Or fat eighths and fat quarters.

The Brio Spheres can be used as a faceted sphere or bowls.


Each kit comes with enough mat board pieces to make a single complete sphere or two bowls.  The Small Brio Sphere uses 6 – 1/8th yard cuts, 1 charm pack of 5″ squares, Layer Cake Squares or assorted scraps or fat quarters.  It would also work with a pack of 3.5″ Moda Treats!The small sphere measures 3 3/4″ tall-across.

The Large Brio Sphere measures approx. 6″ tall and it’s made with 1/4 yard cuts or fat quarters, 5″ charm squares or Layer Cake squares.  .

The Radiant Star kits also come in two sizes.  The Large Radiant – or Moravian – Star kit creates one 10″ star per package.  While you could use bigger cuts of fabric, this kit is perfect – perfect! – for charm packs.  Like maybe something metallic or holiday-themed.


The Radiant Star – Small kit makes one 5″ Moravian star and it can be made with a pack of 5″ charm squares or two Mini Charm Packs of 2.5″ squares.  Layer Cake squares, Jelly Roll strips and other cuts will also work… but more fabrics is better, right?

So what else do you need?


Here’s the supply list:

  • Fabriflair Kit
  • Fabric.  Of course.  We like charm packs.
  • A fabric glue stick or pen – we love the Sewline Pens.
  • Sewing needles – use the one you like best – I like Straw-Milliner’s needles.
  • Thread

While you could theoretically use any thread, Amy suggests the Crossroads 12 wt. threads from Sulky.  The thicker thread gives a little more stability with the heavier matboard templates.  It also gives the finished pieces added dimension, a bit of embellishment.  The Crossroads threads come in more than a dozen thread set assortments.  The sets are either twelve 50-yard spools or six 330-yard spools.  Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall, Broadway and Grand… those are some of the names of the very yummy thread collections.

If you’re interested in seeing how to make one of these Fabriflair kits, there is a YouTube video – Fabriflair – Create a Radiant Star!

When they heard how much we loved these Fabriflair kits, Amy and her crew donated a set of kits for a giveaway.


The Trilliant Ornament!  I knew I was missing one!

We’re going to include a few charm packs – one for each kit.

Just leave a comment by Midnight on Sunday – October 16th – and you’re entered to win.  It’s that simple!

Happy Friday!



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191 comments on “Up, Up and Away….

  1. Gail says:

    It looks like these would be fun to make.

  2. nanreflections says:

    Wow! Wow! Wow! I would love to try these babies out!!!! They look like so much fun!!! My fingers are crossed……

  3. Jan says:

    Oh my goodness. What a brilliant idea. Way to go Fabriflair!!

  4. these look like so much fun to make!

  5. Leann says:

    I would love to win this kit and use my Moda fabric I got in Paducah!

  6. Lisa Marie says:

    I’ve never tried anything like that — looks interesting!

  7. Darlene says:

    These look like great Christmas gifts. Thanks Darlene

  8. Ellie says:

    Something new to try using all my holiday fabric.

  9. Marian Allen says:

    Those look like so much fun – all my Christmas decorations are stars!
    Thanks bunches

  10. Anne says:

    Oh that sounds so wonderful! Thank you for the chance to win!

  11. Jan says:

    The Moravian Star would make a very impressive gift for anyone! Who wouldn’t love to receive a completed star as a gift? Very sophisicated❣️ Can’t wait to make one of these babies up❣️

  12. Karen McMahon says:

    How fun to play with fabric with such beautiful results! I would love to try them.

  13. Fran Anderson says:

    Those look like an exciting new challenge and great use of charm Packs! Would love to give it a try

  14. Janice says:

    Would he great to try.

  15. Eve Murphy says:

    Ok I’m ready to get started!

  16. Julie B says:

    I would love to win a kit.

  17. Donna says:

    Sure hope I win. Would love to make this in tandem with the Moravian Star.

  18. dee says:

    what a great way to “think outside of the box” love it

  19. Marilyn says:

    These look really intriguing. I would love to try it.

  20. Thelma says:

    Why is this the first time I’m hearing about these, I LOVE the Radiant Star! Pick me Pick me!!

  21. nancy says:

    Fun, fun, fun. Sure would like to try these.

  22. Alicia Key says:

    How creative are those? Would sure enjoy trying it.

  23. Cathy says:

    these are fantastic!

  24. Maria Zook says:

    I wasn’t aware of the needle cases. I think they will be perfect for a Christmas gift for a friend. So glad to find out about these fun projects.

  25. Cathy Mc. says:

    What great little take-along projects! I especially like the needle case.

  26. Janice King says:

    Stringing the ornaments together would make a cute garland.

  27. Angela Bowling says:

    Trillient Ornament is my favorite, but I would love to win any of them. Thanks for offering them as a giveaway.

  28. Cynthia Meredith says:

    Very fascinating!

  29. Deena Drevs says:

    Love that radiant star but would like the chance to make them all.

  30. Barb says:

    Fabric, fun, and a geometry lesson – love these kits!

  31. Sue Riffle says:

    Interesting ideas – great holiday gifts! Thanks for the offer!!

  32. Maxine Reisenleiter says:

    These are so pretty. I love those bowls and the star and the—–well, I love them all. What a great idea.

  33. Judy says:

    These are really pretty. Would make a great gift!

  34. Ashley says:

    How unique! Thanks for the chance.

  35. Ramona Eggleston says:

    These look like fun! I love creating a new handmade ornament every year.

  36. C M says:

    My quilt guild is doing an ornament exchange this year. The Trilliant would be perfect, and it looks doable for a newbie like myself. Now, time to shop for the perfect Moda fabric!

  37. Carmen says:

    I’ve always wanted to make a Moravian star with wool but this looks so much easier. The bowls are great too.

  38. Loretta Swan says:

    What a fun way to look at the Hexie ….. thank you for opening my eyes !!

  39. Patty Archuleta says:

    This would make the perfect gift for that hard to buy for person on my list.

  40. Kathie weatherford says:

    These look so cute and different.

  41. Janey B says:

    Oh my gosh! How cool are these kits! Thanks for sharing these new items with us.

  42. Terri McGreer says:

    Those kits look like a lot of fun to make!

  43. Donna McCain says:

    Have been looking at the Moravian Star for awhile, would be fantastic to win this.

  44. Karen Martin says:

    These look like so much fun!

  45. Karen says:

    They look very interesting and fun to make, good for gifts!

  46. Leslie says:

    These are sooo cute …. Hmmmm …. If I win it just may be a new obsession?!.

  47. Sally Christiansen says:

    Those stars are beautiful. I would love to try to make one.

  48. Jean Fisher says:

    What a surprise. I have two of the stars that my Grandma Dallmann made when I was a child and I am 72. She passed away in the early 60s. One is made of gold velvet fabric and the other is solid cotton fabrics. Each side of the star is a different fabric. I would love to have a kit to make these. The other shapes look fun too. Thanks for bringing back the memory.

  49. Susan says:

    I’ve never heard about these before – sew cute! I wonder how easy they are to make? Thanks so much for the chance to win a nice little gift!

  50. Edie Taylor says:

    They are look great! Are they difficult to make?

  51. Linda schiffrr says:

    These look like so much fun to make!!


  52. Ronda says:

    My small quilt group and I have just started an English paper piecing challenge among ourselves. I have never tried EPP before and these kits would be a great way to get going! Thanks for the chance to win.

  53. Marie LeCourt says:

    What an ingenious way to paper piece!! I’m always amazed at quilters’ creativity!!

  54. I have to try making these beauties!

  55. Sue Reinhart says:

    Amazing! I would love to learn how to make these

  56. Donna says:

    These would be a fun break from from hexy quilt that I’m trying to finish!

  57. mrsmcl says:

    These really look challenging but tons of fun! What skills do you need? They would make beautiful holiday decorations.

  58. Susan says:

    I would love to win one of these kits. The Moravian star fascinates me.

  59. Deb G. in VA says:

    These look like they would be fun to make!

  60. Bonnie Harrell says:

    I would love to make one (or more) of these kits – what a neat idea. Thanks for the giveaway!

  61. I want! I want! I want! These are gorgeous!!

  62. Tracy H says:

    They would be very festive to add to ones decorations!

  63. Karen Goad says:

    great idea – would love to win!

  64. Loretta Waterman says:

    Those look so fun!

  65. missybosch says:

    Is there anyway to find out what the fabric is that was used for the star in the lower left in the first picture?

  66. Aimee says:

    These are sooo cute – and look like sooo much fun to make!! Hopefully we’ll get to see samples in Houston!

  67. bkelly2424 says:

    I would love to win one of the kits!

  68. Lorraine Bujnowski says:

    Would love to win one of these kits. Thank you for this opportunity to win.

  69. Cave Creek Maggie says:

    LOVE the stars! Something new and fun to give!

  70. Carol says:

    They would make a wonderful holiday mantelpiece!

  71. Patti McGarry says:

    These look like great fun! I’d love to try them!

  72. Tricia says:

    These look like so much fun! I just started doing some english paper piecing and I really enjoy it.

  73. Janice says:

    Neat projects

  74. Mary says:

    Very cool. lol like they would be fun to make.

  75. piecrust says:

    I could get carried away with these and winning a kit would make it even nicer.

  76. DeeAnn says:

    I love giving (and getting!) handmade gifts for the holidays. All of these kits look like great fun to make. The only problem will be parting with them!

  77. These are sooo great!! Would love to win and then teach my guild so we could have lots to give as gifts for our charities!

  78. Sharon says:

    We made something similar to the radiating star when we hosted a Danish exchange student years ago. Our quilt guild is teaching different ways to add dimentional elements into our craft – these would be so fun to share.

  79. Janice says:

    I’m going to pick up a few of these for a project day with my “crafty” granddaughter!

  80. Suzy says:

    What a great gift idea and fun project.

  81. Nancy A says:

    Great ideas for Christmas gifts!

  82. Judy says:

    Fun projects to share with quilt group.

  83. Margaret says:

    Very, very clever. And they look like they’d be fun to make!

  84. Carol Kuse says:

    Great idea. Especially for fellow quilters! Made or in kit form. Look like they would be fun to make and fun to give away. If I can part with any.
    Thank you for the opportunity to win some.

  85. Lynda H says:

    looks like a great project for those of us who have overflowing scrap bins –

  86. Julie says:

    Great ideas for gifts. Thanks for the opportunity.

  87. Deanna Bowman says:

    Love to EPP, these look very interesting and fun to try.

  88. Tina says:

    These are so cool. Love this and perfect for decorating the kids’ room. Thank you for the giveaway.

  89. Patty Kleinatland says:

    Clever and very crafty.

  90. Rina H. says:

    Oh, I love the Holiday theme idea! One of those large Radiant Stars in Juniper Berry would look great on my Christmas Table runner! Thanks for the chance! 🙂

  91. Carolina W says:

    Gorgeous! These would make neat ornament gifts for that person that has everything….

  92. Laure Trimmer says:

    What a great idea! It would be so much fun to get together with a group of friends and have a craft day with these 🙂

  93. Julia says:

    Thanks for the opportunity, these look lovely!

  94. Hildy says:

    These shapes look really interesting and I would love to try them:-)

  95. Jackie Stevens says:

    Oh, my goodness. These designs knock my socks off! Would love to play with these.

  96. Hillary says:

    What a neat idea – that looks fun to try!

  97. Dorothy Hopko says:

    Need to get started on these – what great gift for that special friend……like the building blocks of the future….

  98. caroline rohrer says:

    Love the star ornament & diamond, last, but not least.

  99. Linda says:

    Hi, love the star ornament ! Thanks for sharing+the giveaway!

  100. Sally says:

    These take me back to my early days of crafting. My first quilt was an 8-pointed star pieced by hand.

  101. Betsy says:

    How fun! What a great way to make Christmas decorations.

  102. Maggiie White says:

    Interesting! A good Fall project.

  103. Donna Magee says:

    I have see no ne Moravian Star before and have always wanted to make one! Plus all the other kits would be amazing!

  104. Donna says:

    I am always intrigued to see new things I have not tried before! Thanks for the chance to win the kits!

  105. tarnia says:

    Brilliant secret santa gifts for quilty friends!

  106. Ramona Chester says:

    Those are stunning! Thanks for always being such a wealth of information and helpful tips!

  107. Chris K. says:

    These look like fun.

  108. Jane says:

    Love them all!

  109. Kristine S Dauth says:

    It amazes me how many new things the Moda designers come up with. What a great group of people they are!

  110. Sandy Uhos says:

    I’d love to win such fun activities!

  111. Judy Sigsworth says:

    They do look fun….and addicting! Thanks to Amy and her team for coming up with them, and offering a set as a give away.

  112. Mary Buersmeyer says:

    I would love to make all of these. Thanks for such an awesome giveaway.

  113. Kathy Luehrs says:

    wow – love these – what cool projects

  114. Sue Hunt says:

    I’ve been eyeing (coveting) these kits for at least a month now. Great giveaway – thank you!

  115. christy says:

    I love these… Can I have one please! 😉

  116. Marty North says:

    These are so interesting. Unlike anything I’ve ever made. Fabulous

  117. Pauline C says:

    Wow these really caught my eye – they look amazing!

  118. Maggie Makowsky says:

    These are beautiful!! Thanks for sharing such a fun project, for the opportunity to win a prize

  119. Gay Wehrman says:

    They look like they’d be a lot of fun to make.

  120. Diane says:

    What great Christmas presents these would be for my stitchy friends.

  121. Ella says:

    They are so cute! They’d be a glorious addition to the tree!

  122. Summer Daisy says:

    These are so pretty ♥

  123. Dortha says:

    They look awesome. Would love to win.

  124. Jan N. says:

    Wow, these 3-D projects are so unique. The Radient Star is absolutely phenomenal! Amy must be a Math wizard to have come up with that idea.

  125. Charity says:

    These are so cool!

  126. Katie D says:

    How pretty- I’d love to try these kits.

  127. Sherri L. says:

    I would like to have the stars for table centerpieces this Christmas season.

  128. Karen A says:

    I would love making or giving these kits as gifts for Christmas.

  129. Anita J. Tinlin says:

    Very interesting!

  130. Marianne says:

    Neat! Count me in!

  131. Ann in NC says:

    The kits look like a fun to try!

  132. stephanie woodward says:

    Those look like so much fun to make or receive. Count me in.

  133. Sandy A in St. Louis says:

    Love these! My grandma had one of the hexagon balls that we played with as kids. I would love to
    learn how it was made!Thanks for the chance to win these goodies!

  134. Judy says:

    Thanks for the opportunity to win. Love reading your posts.

  135. Katherine says:

    What fun! I love these!

  136. Vicki H says:

    Looks like a lot of fun.

  137. Sandy K says:

    Cute gift ideas.

  138. Dorothy E Paulk says:

    Besides loving fabric, I am also a lover of paper of which this kit reminds me. How much are the kits?

  139. Susan K says:

    These look like so much fun! What a neat way to see your fabric displayed

  140. carolejm says:

    That is so cool! What a fun hand piecing project

  141. What a fun idea and projects!

  142. Katherine Schaffer says:

    The Moravian Stars are gorgeous!

  143. Judy says:

    These kits look like they would be a very fun project.

  144. Nancy says:

    Would love Store make one.

  145. Helen says:

    Moravin stars will be perfect gifts for the men in my life.

  146. laurabligh says:

    What a great way to make something decorative with fabric that’s not a quilt.

  147. DebbieY says:

    Beautiful, what great ideas. I have So many mods fabrics, will be hard to pick.

  148. Delaine says:

    These look absolutely awesome! Thanks!

  149. Bonnie Bailey says:

    I would like to try this out it looks real cool

  150. Becky says:

    Wow – these are different and beautiful!! Thanks for sharing….

  151. Carolyn Sands says:

    I have never seen these before! Thank you for a chance to win one.

  152. Michele Breault says:

    I’ll be hearing the 5th Dimension all day now…. Thanks for a chance to win. Looks like fun

  153. Lisa says:

    What cool kits. Love the needle case.

  154. I love these!! If I don’t win…..it’s added to my list for Houston Festival!! The list is getting lengthy!!

  155. Audrey says:

    I l9ve them all. So many to choose

  156. Ginny says:

    Very cool!! Great gifts!!!

  157. Sonia B says:

    I’d love to try. Thanks for the chance.

  158. Pattie Dix says:

    I’ve been doing English Paper Piecing for years, and would LOVE to try this 3-D version. SO beautiful and creative!

  159. Tac says:

    These look like so much fun!

  160. Melinda says:

    These are amazing – Love Love Love!!!

  161. Gina says:

    These look like so much fun to make!

  162. Barbara Esposito says:

    Sweet Mercy! I have recently become addicted to EPP hexies. I carry my little case everywhere! These beautiful dimensional treasures are too awesome for words! I would LOVE to make them all. I might even be able to part with a few for gifts…nah!

  163. Jessica Rampelburg says:

    This is an amazing use of fabric and dimension! Really inspiring, id love to have one!

  164. Marilyn Griffith says:

    These are fabulous!

  165. It looks like a new, happy addiction! These are really cute. I love the texture of using fabric.

  166. Vickie says:

    Thank you Moda for sharing these great projects with us.

  167. Barb says:

    Wow, these kits look fabulous! Always love to see new ways of using fabric… Thanks!

  168. Tricia Parsons says:

    I would love to try these! I have so many charm packs and these would be great gifts.

  169. Pete Muzichuk says:

    How fun! These would make great gifts!

  170. Deb Shupe says:

    Would love to try it out!

  171. Bc Miller says:

    Fab! I love fabric projects outside the “quilting box” to energize creativity.

  172. Mom C says:

    I love those stars. How fun they all are. Thanks.

  173. Susie Bidney says:

    These will be great Christmas gifts.

  174. Jen B says:

    I love the Trilliant Ornaments, they’d look great on the christmas tree.

  175. Anne J says:

    Now these seem like holiday shopping I could actually finish!

  176. I need this in my life. Pick me!!!

  177. Beejay says:

    What a lovely project for travelling, or as a fill in between larger quilting projects. Would make great gifts and decorations in Christmas fabrics.

  178. Rachel Hamm says:

    OMG! These are amazing pieces! I have to try one of those stars 😉

  179. Peggy says:

    Love it❣❣❣❣I love doing something different just to try❣

  180. Stacy says:

    These look amazing! I would love to learn to make one.

  181. Patty says:

    Wow! Almost didn’t read this. Now I have to get this

  182. Joy P says:

    Those would be a great project to share with my niece.

  183. Alice says:

    These look like lots of fun! And it’s not midnight yet in AZ.

  184. Lizzie says:

    It looks like a change of pace to try something different from “chain piecing” all the Holiday quilts:)!

  185. Sharon says:

    I would love love love to win this fabulous prize xox

  186. kshackabq says:

    Thank you for showcasing these, Carrie. The Trilliant ornament is very appealing. I think I need to get moving on gifts!!

  187. Keri Lyn says:

    What a fun way to use up all the little bits and pieces!

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