Paper Piecing Monday

May I present the Washington Star from Carol Doak’s “50 Fabulous Paper Piecing Stars“.

modern scrap paper pieced star

I went with scraps again – I have so many little bits and pieces I feel obliged to use what I can.  The scraps combined with the background fabric (from Aneela Hooey’s “Sherbert Pips”) has made for a very busy but modern block.  I think this is a paper pattern you could really play with to get very different blocks depending on your fabric/colour placement.

The actual block segments were an easy piece – just 64 fabric bits make up this complete block.

paper pieced star block

I am now heading back to the sewing machine.  I have 5 different projects in various stages spread out around our living room.  I have to do some sewing and then some cleaning before the husband gets home.  Does anyone else have little bits of thread scattered all over the house?

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