This week’s paper piecing adventure was delayed a few days due to the SMS Giveaway… my apologies. But I think it was worth the wait… okay I am a little biased…what do you think?
A little bit about this particular pattern… it is a free paper pieced pattern from Craftsy called Compass Flower by Quilt Art Designs. The pattern is for a 25 cm (9 inch) compass star, has 80 pieces and is definitely not a “simple” pattern in my classification system as it has 16 paper pieced parts.
It is more a medium level pattern. What made it a little more interesting is that there is no instructions on how to put the pieces together and a small hiccup with the numbering system – there is no “G” on the pattern. Luckily it is not rocket science and goes together pretty easily (A is attached to B, C is attached to D and then you attach AB to CD etc).
As with all my paper piecing blocks this month this block is headed to Sarah @nohatsinthehouse.com for her charity quilts #opgivewarmth. I am having so much fun with these charity blocks… who knew doing good could be so much fun!
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This block moves! Gorgeous color combination.
Thanks. I am loving working with Sarah’s palette this month for the charity blocks.
Another lovely one, great colour choices. But my eye lit on your white-on-white background fabrics – what a great selection! You’ve got three of my favourites there, and some I’ve never seen here.
I somehow collected a lot of tone on tone whites and creams over the years. I have only just worked out how to use them. If only you lived closer you could come and raid my stash!
If only I lived closer, you’d be in trouble because I’d be round there the whole time!
Great big heart!
That’s pretty cool! I like it a lot.
beautiful block. I am unfamiliar with the charity blocks and need to know more about how this works.
Linda this block is for a charity that Sarah at Nohatsinthehouse.com has set up. Every month she sets a palette for the month and anyone can send in a block/s in that colour scheme. You can find more details at her website… http://www.nohatsinthehouse.com/p/opgivewarmth.html. It is an easy way to help without having to produce a whole quilt.
Cath, that is really pretty!
How cool that you are enjoying the charity block process. I have liked all the blocks you have done so far, but I LOVE this one. How much time did it take you to put it all together? 80 pieces sounds like a lot to me… 🙂
I was thinking last night I have to start timing myself with the blocks…between cutting the fabric and putting it together probably about 2 hours with photography breaks.
I don’t think you are biased when you say this is worth the wait. Totally! One of my favourites among all the beautiful blocks you have made.
Thanks. I think these colours are so easy to make work.
I like the colours, but there is something about the shape of this star too.
Beautiful. I love the colors.
This is really nice block! Good job!