Thursday, May 09, 2013

Something New - English Paper Piecing

First Star FlowerLast night, I decided to give my prize from BillieBee's Blog a spin.

I printed out the English Paper Piecing templates for Regina Grewe's Star Flower quilt pattern and decided to make just one ... to see how it would go.

My technique varied a bit from the directions–I printed the templates on card stock and didn't sew through the paper when I basted the fabrics onto the shapes. I punched a pair of holes near the center to make it easy to pin them to the fabric

Here's a direct link to the English page where Regina sells the Star Flower pattern and an acrylic template to use to rotary cut fabrics for the petals: Regina's Star Flower

I have a small project in mind which I'll share after I prove to myself that I can actually make enough of the Star Flowers.  It's an interesting bit of serendipity that after I declare my intention to learn to love the necessary preparations for the quilting journey that the blogiverse hands me an opportunity to practice, with a technique that seems to be all about the preparation.

Thanks again, to Bille in Texas and Regina in Germany.


BillieBee (billiemick) said...

Alrighty! Jumping up and down at your first Star! Love it!! Angie and I will have a Linky up sometime on Friday and you can link this post.... :D :D

Terri said...

Nice stars! We're both working on hexie inspired quilts. I'm really enjoying the slow pace of it, but I'm only working on it after supper while watching TV.
Have fun.

Anita said...

A lovely star!
I intend to try out paper piecing as soon as possible.

Anonymous said...

I love your star and the fabrics you used. Can't wait to see what it will become.

Chris Dodsley @made by ChrissieD said...

Dropped by from Pat Sloan's Show & Tell - keep it up with that paper piecing, it's going to be a great quilt :)

Terri said...

Sophie - I check your blog every day and love seeing all the projects you are finishing and working on! Terri

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