Wednesday, June 18, 2014


I've made two sets of the paper pieced hot pads I've shared with you, and I've really enjoyed the process. I've been on the lookout for another paper piecing pattern, one that offered a bit more of a challenge. Browsing Pinterest, I found THIS PAPER PIECED STAR PATTERN. The kind lady who put it together was offering it, and three other paper pieced patterns as freebies. I signed up, received the patterns (within 10 minutes of signing up :-) ..... then I sat debating as to whether I really had what was needed to complete it. It's huge ..... had lots of sheets of paper, that needed to be cut and joined together .... and there was A LOT of paper piecing to be done !!!
What the heck ...... I didn't have anything to loose. If it didn't work out, the trash can was near by, and nobody would ever need to know that I'd attempted it.
I had two fat quarter packs, five pieces in each pack of fabric, in different shades of blue. Time to get cutting and sewing ..... not forgetting the ironing that goes with this kind of project !!!

Here's the back of the project ..... see what I mean by LOTS of paper piecing ....

The four corner blocks are pieced together individually, and then attached to a central square, by four strips.
It is far from perfect, but I'm thrilled about how well it turned out. The completed square measures 24" by 24", so they are big. I'm wondering whether I have it in me, to make another eight of those squares, join them with sashing, and create a quilt ...... Hmmm, maybe it needs to be one of those projects that's created over time. Although, this square only took me two days, working for a few hours on each of those days.

Here's the front ...

I need lots more practice to reach even close to perfection, but for a first try, I'm very happy with this square. A square every couple of weeks .... this may just be doable :-)


  1. Un-freaking-believable. I can't believe that you would attempt something like this as a newbie.... Seriously Kerry you have some amazing talent. I think that this is just exquisite. I love the ombre effect of the colours. It is truly beautiful... If you lived closer I would put you to work making all manner of delish things for my house... I LOVE THIS! xx

  2. This looks amazing! It intimidates me just looking at all those pieces. You are a brave and talented lady!

  3. What a lovely block. It looks incredibly difficult!