Monday, February 24, 2014

I need to try something new, Star Bright!


I have been sitting here wondering what I want to do new next.  I use to try new things all of the time (new quilting things) and have not been doing them lately.  While reading blogs lately, I have been so amazed by all of the Paper Pieced things that people have been producing.  I have decided that I want to make something paper pieced.  So I sat down with EQ7 and designed out a simple 6 inch paper pieced block.  While drawing out different blocks (this was my 4th) my son Jared was helping me.  You can tell when he helps as everything has to be colored green (it is his favorite color).  He was had to point out my original blocks were not symmetrical and instructed me on how to properly make my block.


So having picked the block I decided I wanted to make a on point quilt (I seem to be on a diagonal kick for some reason). Any way tossing all of my blocks into a single quilt with approved quilt size from Tanya, I came up with what I will refer to as the frog quilt top.   This looks cute, but just wont cut it for me.


So twisting my blocks around, I was happy with what I then referred to as a star quilt.  I am fond of stars so it was good.  I do have issues though with the all green, but that can be fixed.  It was funny after I saved the above picture Jared had to point out that I messed up a block.  If you look at the bottom 2 blocks in the above shot they are facing the wrong direction.


Now this is what I finally decided was the quilt that I plan to make.  I plan to call it Star Bright.  Now I need to pick a fabric line and order fabric.  Then of course have to sit down and start making my paper pieced blocks.  I hope that after making that many simple paper pieced blocks, I can get good enough to do some of the cool complex blocks that so amaze me.

8 comments:

tubakk said...

So fun! You'll make it, and even get hooked on paper piecing.

Design Originals by KC said...

I too want to try some SIMPLE paper piecing and advance if I like it... not sure I would like doing 100 blocks of it with ALL that paper... but maybe a few to try out the technique.. hope you will share your journey here :) Happy fabric picking! Kathi

Anita said...

I love the Star Bright design!

Ivani said...

I like the star design. Paper Piecing is addicting. Have a great week.

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

I like that block. It should be pretty easy to make, too. Have fun!

Barbie Mills said...

Nice design! I especially like the first layout, but the star is great too.

SIMPLESEW said...

HI Richard, stopping over from the Triangle flicker group

Vera said...

Start bright looks really cool. Good luck and have fun making it!

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