Monday, March 4, 2013

Pattern Testing

As I mentioned in my last post, I've been testing a couple of patterns.  Paper piecing to be exact which is one of my favorite things to do.  And I just can't say enough good things about them!  I absolutly loved them.
"Pointy Star"


Esther is the talent behind these wonderful stars that have endless possibilities with color and design.  I had a very hard time deciding what fabric to use and which direction to take them. 

"Dizzy Star"
 
Each block measures 10.5 unfinished and each PDF contains several color ideas/options, a coloring page and of course the pattern itself.  Her information is pretty straight forward and easy to follow for anyone who has paper pieced before. Please note that this is an intermediate pattern and there are no directions on how to paper piece for beginners.  But please don't let that stop you ! :)  Once you have gotten the hang of this fun quilting technique, they are easy to follow and simple to make.  A must have for anyone that loves to paper piece!
 
To purchase these patterns, go to Craftsy, here and here.  You can also try out her Freedom Star pattern for free here.
 
I also joined a new quilt along over at Gen X Quilters.  The Sisters' Ten BOM started back in January but I had to wait for my fabric to come before I could start but I'm happily caught up now :)  I chose to use "Chicopee" by Denyse Schmidt in the Push Pop colorway and paired it with some Yarn-Dyed Essex in Black.  I love it!!  Here are my blocks so far:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Thanks for stopping by!
 
Linking to the party :)


Plum and June

5 comments:

  1. Well everything on this post is so pretty. Love the paper piecing and then your blocks with that background is going to be fantastic! Great job.

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    1. Thank you! I'm really happy with it but it's a long wait til next month when the new block is posted :)

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  2. The blocks are so pretty. I love the paper pieced star. I have paper piecing on my "to-do" list as I haven't had a chance to try it because I am so busy with projects I have already started. Beautiful work.
    -Stopping by from Plum and June's Let's Get Acquainted

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  3. I love the blocks for GenX QAL!! This quilt will look beautiful when it is done!

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  4. Wow , all of these blocks look fabulous! Thank you for linking up to my blog! Would you like to add you photo of the PP star to my flickr-group or shall I upload it?
    Flickr group: "ipatchandquilt patterns"
    Hope to email you soon!
    Esther
    ipatchandquilt.wordpress.com

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