Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Still at it...

paper piecing that is....I needed a few more Red White and Blue stars so I kept making more. And now I'm officially done with paper piecing stars...at least for a while. Here are my new ones...

All of the blocks above are from one of these Carol Doak's books: 50 Fabulous Paper Pieced Stars or 40 Bright & Bold Paper Pieced Blocks 

And finally, this 5-pointed star block. It was one that was part of the Celebrate Red White and Blue Blog Hop from Ellen over at Hot Pink Peonies. I had a bit of trouble getting the middle to lay flat...lots of seams coming together at unusual angles...but in the end, after some unstitching and restitching...it came together. I'm pleased with it!

So now there are 16 different paper~pieced stars!

To give them some personal space, I added a 1" sashing around the blocks using one of the blues from a couple of the blocks. Julie from Jaybird Quilts talks about quilts without borders in her book Skip the Borders...Sew...No borders...just sandwich, quilt and bind! Almost finished!

Pictures from Norway will be coming soon...it is taking a while to process the hundreds of photos


  1. Your stars are out of this world.....love all of them!

  2. Your stars are awesome, Dawn! What a great quilt you will have.

  3. What a great collection of stars! Beautiful job!

  4. These are wonderful. It's awesome how sharp all the points are. Great Job!

  5. Stunning my dear absolutely stunning...i have no fav love them all


Sweet sentiments