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Twinkle Twinkle Little Starz.......

Monday, May 17, 2010 12 Comments »
Remember that Modern Tradition little quilt swap thing?  Here's what happens when a honey bun of very cool Kaffe Fassett, and a some plain ol' white background fabric meet up with a paper piecing instructional DVD in Pat's sewing room. 

Add a some thread, step on the magic foot pedal, fold, slice, sew, press.  Fold, slice, sew, press.   Fold, slice, sew, press.  Then you start to see some results. 

12 comments:

Nancy said...

Gorgeous! These may make me rethink my aversion to paper piecing!

West Michigan Quilter said...

I love these stars. I hope you do a tutorial.

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

These are stunning, well worth the effort! i can't wait to see more.

Exuberant Color said...

Beautiful!!!!

Nancy, Near Philadelphia said...

Gasp! These are drop-dead gorgeous! I don't paper piece but these could tempt me into yet another new vice. You GO girl!

ovity: a very old-fashioned girl name, often a twin sister of charity

Pat said...

Thanks everyone. This is one of those blocks where you step back after you're finished & think, "I believe I just made that". Very t-e-d-i-o-u-s process, but extremely gratifying result. It's probably also one of those things where it's best to start on a small project. It could get real old real fast if you were doing a large quilt.

floribunda... aka Julie said...

really pretty results! I might have to get out paper and pencil...

word: housiest -- my grandma kept the housiest house on the block.

Marsha said...

I love them, Pat! Drop-dead GOR-GE-OUS! Even if they're tedious -- making one a month would give you 12 in a year!

Any chance you could give a mini-tutorial to us in July at W.O.??? Pretty please???

WV: ineran "We were sitting in the living room waiting for her son and, suddenly, ineran!"

Pat said...

I'd be happy to show anyone who is interested, and bring the instructional DVDs for anyone who wants to borrow. Anyone who is interested, send me an email & I'll let you know the few little things you'll need to bring in addition to what you usually have.

Kathleen said...

Those are so beautiful!!!!

dawnsm2 said...

Amazing, I wonder if I could do it?

Pat said...

Dawn, it really wasn't hard. It was a little tedious, but it wasn't hard. The thing that helped, and gave me the confidence to try it, was Carol Doak's DVD on paper piecing. Watching the DVD (I'll admit I watched it twice!), and using her pattern, made it very do-able.