Paper piecing Monday… finally

I have just finished the last block for my aqua and red star quilt.  It took a while to decide what I wanted to do for the last block but I finally ended up with this…

paper pieced star block

I went with the Oregon Star from Carol Doak’s “50 Fabulous Paper Pieced Stars“.  It seemed fitting to do the state star from where I live.  I amended the pattern a little, making it a 60 piece star.

paper piecing star pieces

I am now going to spend the rest of the day playing with sashing.  I am still not sure whether I want to sash or not and have no idea what colour to use, so playing will be a necessity.  I looking forward to seeing how it all comes together.

paper pieced stars

What do you think?  All suggestions, hints and advice greatly appreciated.


27 thoughts on “Paper piecing Monday… finally

  1. Wowwww those blocks! Love the dark/deep reds and aquas together! I like it without sashing, but if you decided to add it I vote a light neutral.

  2. I’m probably crazy, but I instantly thought of using pink as a sashing. Otherwise, I, too, would be tempted to simply sew these blocks together. I think they look lovely just the way they are.

  3. I am making one very similar to yours…..I fell in love with your blocks a few months ago and had to make one….your blocks are gorgeous….my plan for mine is to set on point with a off white with small teal polka dots and red cornerstones…can’t wait to see yours finished

  4. Wow! Now that’s a star quilt! I would pick out the darkest blue fabric that you have used in your star blocks and use that for a very thin sashing, maybe 1/2″ finished? I think the dark blue will make the reds and lighter blues pop and the thin sashing will be just enough to define each star. I’ve hit the follow button on bloglovin’ so I can see what you decide 🙂

  5. Your work is FABULOUS! Whatever you decide will be great, I’m sure. If I were going to sash, I’d favor either white– very crisp– or a very pale aqua. Looking forward to seeing the end result/decision!

  6. My thinking would be to use the least used colour that is common to most of your blocks (white) as the sashing, to tie all the colours in together, but personally I think it would look best without sashing. You’ve done an awesome job

  7. These blocks are beautiful and boy they look like a lot of work. How about white or charcoal for the sashing? It depends where it’s going to go. If it were going in my room, I’d probably use charcoal. If it were going in my daughter’s room, I’d use white. If it were going in my son’s room, I’d go darker than the darkest red or aqua. In a common area – I would seriously consider a pieced sashing (white, red, white thin strips). Whatever your choice, the blocks are exceptional!

  8. This is just gorgeous. I totally wouldn’t have thought to put red and aqua together, but it really works!

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