I came across this paperpieced basketweave star pattern. I'd love to try it but I need to practice pp'ing first. I love the scrappiness of it. She had it posted on the Flickr mugrug board.
It's too bad that I hate paper-piecing, because that's really pretty!
Really like the scrappy star.
Another way to make this star would be to make several 1/4 log cabins and then trace one point of the star on the log cabin and cut it out. Add the setting triangle to each and sew four of them together. Finish as desired.
I like that!!!
my philosophy: there are no real mistakes in quilting, just design opportunities!!
Gee AngelaC isn't it great that I LOVE paper piecing. See what you could do with it. I think this would be a good one to try it out again. I really like this block,just might try it out when I'm allowed to sew again.
PatriciaAnne, "how nice of you to think to make one of these for AngelaC"!!! What a good sister you would be! And when you are done with her's I will (or she could) give you my address.
Quiltnana2, thanks for posting this. I did print off the template. But since I haven't developed a love affair with paper piecing I was trying to think how else to do it. Thanks Paus, for coming up with another method.
I clicked on it then realized it was paper pieced. Nearly started cussing just thinking about it! shudder
Does this hat make my butt look big?
I loathe PP'ing and it doesn't like me much either...Paus has a better way for me. Cool star...
I like PP, so this is going on my to-do list!
I'm not a fan of PP'ing either but I thought it's because I haven't had enough practice. It just seem to waste a lot of fabric, don't you think?
I was wondering about doing crumbs for the star part and solid for the background. Good place for those tiny scraps!
Thanks Paus for coming up with an alternative method.
Ooooooh! I like!
lolllll Quiltinana2. Your point is well taken about pping 'wasting' fabric. It's ironic but the story of pping is that it was a way to use up scraps. As the designs have become more intricate, more elaborate, we don't use as many scraps for them anymore.
The idea of using the star point pattern and filling it in with crumbs is a great thought!!!
I love the precision of pp and use it often but this pattern just seemed to call for that 1/4 log cabin because that is basically what is being made.
That is a gorgeous block. I've never done paper piecing except a couple of little "learning" blocks, but they do turn out so nice. Maybe I'll print this template and play with it.
Life isn't about how to survive the storm, but how to dance in the rain.
Not a big fan of PP but I love star blocks & I like the alternative method shown. TFS
it is a really beautiful block..for me, it would be like going over to the dark side..i shudder too,at the thought of trying it!
Thanks! I love it!
“I have found that all the ugly things are made by those who strive to make something beautiful, and that all beautiful things are made by those whose strive to make things useful.” Oscar Wilde
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