I made this into half of a Lemoyne star because I wanted the 4 star points to pop, and also because after trying out a number of fabrics, I didn’t find one for the other 4 that just had that wow factor. Other than a couple of bobbles, I like the way it turned out for the latest Slended Sampler. This block was designed by Corie Yoder.
I decided this would be the time to master the paper piecing technique. My first attempt didn’t go as planned. I was just going to paper piece the inner portion of the star; I knew I could handle the rest in my typical fashion.
Take 2 –
I got farther in the process this time and then remembered the hard way how I always mess this up. I should sew 1/4″ past each line instead of stopping on it. I had been stopping in the center each time and as a result, that last piece was never going to fit in there.
Hmm….well that didn’t work! Third time was the charm though and I got it piece correctly, although there was still some room for improvement. It was easy from here on out.
I used my Accuquilt Go to cut 1.5″ or 2.5″ strips for everything on this block. I was able to cut out the pieces more accurately and quickly. I still need to trim the fabric behind the 4 corner triangles but other than that, I’m done.
I’m not entirely satisfied with 2 spots on here, but the nice thing about 6″ blocks is it gets lost in the noise when I put it up against all the blocks completed so far.
Next up – time to start the Bloom block.