June 18, 2015
My Confetti Stars Block for Tarra’s Traveling Quilt
Tarra has a star theme going on for her traveling quilt ... obviously.
So many people in my guild (Saskatoon Modern Quilt Guild) have jumped on the foundation paper piecing wagon and they’re making beautiful things. So I decided I would take this opportunity to give it a go.
Isn’t it pretty? I love the swirly background fabric. It gives a shooting star or fireworks effect, I think.
Here are the blocks that have been made so far! I can't wait to see it finished!
It's a very good thing I'm so pleased with how my block turned out because I really didn’t like the paper piecing process! I’ve never unpicked so many seams as I did on this little project. And all the waste fabric and weird shaped leftover scraps … and the mess of paper and thread and scraps all over my little studio! Not my thing. You paper piecers ... have at it!
Based on my objections to paper piecing, you would think I'm a very organized, tidy person. HA! My problems with paper piecing just don't make sense.
Still, I really like what came out of this painful process! I hope Tarra likes it, too! I think she will.
This block is 12.5" unfinished and was made using a free paper piecing pattern (Confetti Star) by Amy Friend of During Quit Time.
These are my first two squares. The 2nd one was mite easier but the 3rd and 4th didn't give me that aha moment. Maybe I'm missing something. I finished without stabbing my seam ripper in my eye. So there's that!