Paper Piecing Monday

As part of my quilting adventure I have decided to do a sampler quilt of sorts, doing a new block every Monday.  I have been wanting to do a red and aqua quilt for a while now and this seemed like a great opportunity to use those little bits and pieces of fabric I have been collecting –  a 1/4 yard at a time!

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I love paper piecing because it frees me from the trauma of measuring and cutting exactly.   As a beginner quilter most of my quilts were paper pieced.  I am not a precise person and paper piecing allows me to do intricate blocks quickly and easily.  It feels a little like cheating!

I decided to focus on stars for the first round of Paper Piecing Monday and after some surfing,  found a great site, Quilting on the Square, which has given me my first lot of paper piecing patterns for this challenge.

The pattern is relatively simple, with nice easy instructions.   This is the PDF of the pattern  block2spinningpoints or you can visit the Quilting on the Square site at http://www.quiltingonthesquare.com/compass-collection.aspx.

The basic block pieces

The basic block pieces

It takes eight of these pattern pieces to make the completed block.  I went with the little more traditional tone on tone fabrics for this block, but I am looking forward to making it again with a little more adventurous fabric choices.

block back

The am thrilled with the finished block…it is a great start to this project.

finished block

2 thoughts on “Paper Piecing Monday

  1. Very interesting, generally these stars or compass end in a circle. This one seems very easy to do. Any difficulty to sew the center ?
    Thank you very much for the link.
    A French quilter.

    • There was no issue with the point. The pattern was really very easy to do. The way the pattern is drawn you can put the star in a circle if you want. You have given me a good idea for the next time I make this pattern. Thanks.

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