Monday, July 13, 2015

Warning! Warning!

They are contagious and they're highly addictive.  Read on at your own peril.

What I'm talking about is 3" finished stars.

I am hand piecing them.  No background fabric has been chosen for them yet, but it will be the same for all blocks, not scrappy.  There is already a lot going on.  The little motifs fit perfectly under the template and then it's fun to hunt for  a complimentary coloured fabric for the contrast.

Drafting the pattern was slightly tricky.  I used Jinny Beyer's advice and folded a 3" piece of paper to get the right size for the star segments.  At 3", accuracy is mandatory.  Who knows how many will make a nice sized quilt.

I've been preparing a few at a time and sewing them in the evening in front of the telly.

Three more for tonight.  You have been warned.


Julie Fukuda said...

I am a paper folder too. The stars are great. I can see why the addiction is taking place.

Janet O. said...

They look very fun, and I love the size, but I am not on good terms with Y-seams, so I doubt I will get hooked. : )

Cardygirl said...

Very cute indeed...but thankfully I am not tempted!

Sharon said...

I just started playing with Marg's Star templates. 1" star pieces that are set into a hexi. OMG, what a slippery slope that is!

Dawn said...

I love three inch stars and agree they can become...addictive. Yours look great.