Okay I am loosing count of how many Paper Piecing Monday’s I have done (could be jet lag!). It does not seem to matter too much…. the more the merrier right. So this week I mixed up the patterns again from Carol Doak’s 50 Fabulous Paper Pieced Stars to make this.
I went back to scrappy this week, using part of the Oklahoma block and part of the Ohio block from the book. The block took 92 pieces, some of them very small. It was a great way to use up more bits and pieces I had collected.
I am not looking forward to pulling the paper pattern off this star, but that is the price you pay for paper piecing accuracy.
11 thoughts on “Paper Piecing Monday part….”
These stars literally leave me in awe. I love this project!
What a gorgeous star! The red and aqua!! You’ve inspired me to put the Doak book on my wish list.
I can highly recommend the book. I am having such fun with it and the possibilities are almost endless.
Beautiful! I have loved watching your collection of stars come together!
Thanks. I am enjoying putting this quilt together… though I am looking forward to changing out the colour scheme in 5 more blocks! Not sure what I will got with but I am a little over red/aqua at the moment. It will not last long though. I love this colour combination.
This is amazing! I just got this book for Christmas, and I really need to start playing with it! I love the idea of mixing up the block elements.
Your paper piecing is amazing. I’m just being introduced to it. Can’t wait until I get to your level.
I am loving all your blocks, they are so pretty. I have this book and have made a few of the blocks, is there a trick to sewing it all together with the paper intack. It was not a good experience for me, figured next time I would take paper off before I sewed them together.
I remove some of the paper in the more bulky areas before I sew the block together. There is usually enough of the pattern lines left that it is easy to know where to sew. With most of these stars there are areas where 8 plus bits meet at the center seam. It will always be a little bulk but removing the paper and ironing the seams open help. At the end of the day the patterns all use 1/4 inch seams which helps if I get really lost.
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