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.
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Love your colors! I’ve been following the Splendid Sampler since it started. First I couldn’t decide on the colors, but now I am making a quilt for Mother’s Day. Sorry but Mom comes first. It’s a log cabin variation, done in mitered blocks. Weird, but I like it. I may do some of the SS blocks, but I don’t think I’ll be doing all 100.
I like the colours. They remind me of my Dear Jane quilt fabric choices.
I am still working on this block. I decided to English paper piece it. I still haven’t decided which fabrics to use on the border bits, but I might have the middle star section sewn by the end of today.
Thanks for sharing your paper piecing challenges. I have been quilting for over 15 years and asking me to paper piece is like asking me to do neurosurgery (with my eyes closed).
…with my hands tied behind my back!
Looks great. I gave up on Splendid Sampler. The crochet pushed me over the edge. LOL.
I understand! That one was the toughest one for me.