I joined the Lucky Stars Block of the Month group sponsored by Don't Call Me Betsy this year. I really am enjoying the blocks! Elizabeth, who is organizing this, does a great job explaining how to make each block. It's $15.00 for the year and each month you receive a PDF of that month's star. So far we have four (one was a practice). There is a pattern for a 6 inch or 12 inch block. I made the 12 inch.
|L to R clockwise: Practice Star, January (Funky Star), February (Exploding Star), March (Ninja Star)|
|String Quilt Block Pillow|
My first paper piecing project was Ashley's (Film in the Fridge) string quilt block tutorial back in 2009. I made just one full block for a pillow swap.
tutorial on my blog! I didn't really get the concept back then and am sorry that I didn't do a very good job but the person who received the blocks for this quilt bee made the most amazing quilt!
Then came the parade of quilt bees that were using paper piecing star patterns, love these!
|Colorwheel Geese - red and aqua|
|Indian Summer Star Pattern made into a pillow.|
And here's a New York Beauty block, these are really fun to do. This quilt block is now part of a quilt that was used as a backdrop at Quiltcon this year, and donated to a children's charity.
I'm so goofy that when I spotted it on a video I was watching (I didn't attend Quiltcon) I snapped a screen shot! Once behind Amy Butler, and another time behind Jacquie Gering. Both amazing lectures available to watch for free on Craftsy.
Are you or have you considered joining the Farmer's Wife Quilt? I started it cutting out all the tiny pieces when I discovered that there was a paper piecing option! It makes them so much more perfect. I know am using paper piecing exclusively. A few of the squares.
|Cut Glass Dish|
|Century of Progress|
|Country Path - Before|
|Country Path - Finished|
|Farmer's Wife Blocks|
Free Paper Piece Star Patterns (my favorite)
Free New York Beauty Block templates
Free Colorwheel Geese block pattern
Practice Paper Piecing