After a crazy few months Paper Piecing Monday is back on track. To help myself slowly get back on track I made a green version of one of my Starry Night blocks.
A twenty-four piece cute little thing. The free paper piecing pattern can be found here… Starry Night WQ block 2 and if you want to see my original version you can find it here.
This block uses four triangle pieces to make the completed 8 inch block. Last time I posted this pattern I had a couple of questions about how I put the block together… It is an easy process of sewing two of the triangle together along one side so you get a joined piece…
I then do the same thing with the other two pieces of the blocks…and then sew the two halves together. I find this makes aligning the center piece very easy.
Paper piecing Monday will be back next week with some newly designed blocks….
17 thoughts on “Resuming the regular Paper Piecing Monday schedule…”
Thank you|: this is just what I needed!
Viv I am so glad you are giving paper piecing another go. Your recent test block was AMAZING and very complex…I have no doubt you will rock paper piecing!
Gorgeous, just as nice in this colour scheme. I will look, and marvel, and admire, but I think I’ll stick to hexies for now! Maybe when this latest quilt is done – you don’t want me to start yet another UFO, do you…?
Ah Kate UFOs are where it is at…or at least that is what I keep telling Nick, as my pile gets bigger!
And I expect he gives you the same sort of look as the Husband gives me when I make excuses for starting something new and exciting instead of finishing the job in hand! But I have a lot of UFOing to catch up on, having been a strictly one-at-a-time girl for years!
Oh I ‘ll stick with the hexies aswell. And was just admiring the look you get from the green/White/grey Cath. but NO MORE UFO’s, there is a overload in the UFObox….
Always good to get things back to normal! Great star!
Lovely! And your fabric collection is seriously amazing. I drool over everything you do.
Keep them coming!
Great block and great colours. I used a few blocks from your site to get up to speed paper piecing. Now I´ve embarked on a large quilt, Dear Jane, mostly done with foundation piecing templates. What software do you use to design your blocks, Electric Quilt?
I am working with EQ7 which I then take into photoshop. I have seen the Dear Jane quilts…beautiful blocks but I did not know they were foundation pieced.
Thanks for that. I don’t have EQ7 but I’ve been thinking about buying it.
The original Dear Jane book only has a diagram of the blocks and I don’t have the skill to go from there to a block, not with such complex blocks. But Susan Gatewood did them all in EQ7 a while ago and couldn’t get them published as a book so she’s giving them away for free. So generous of her. You can download them from her website http://www.susangatewood.net/mypatterns.html
Hi, I’m a new reader! I love this block with all the greens. It inspired me to find your post in your tutorials on how to paper piece found in The Quilter’s Magazine. I think I might be able to do that! I’ll be practicing! Magistra13 at yahoo dot com
Love the pattern and your color choices really make it pop.
Thanks Julie… Your pattern skills are amazing so that is a real compliment.