Star Bee update

I just thought I would update you with my latest blocks for the Australian paper-pieced star bee I’m in for this year.

March’s block for Wendy was just so much fun to make. I used a Carol Doak version of a Mariner’s compass, and it turned out beautifully.

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Wendy asked for pink and green prints on a white tone-on-tone background. It’s hard to see in photographs but there are subtle prints all through the white fabric. When I was a teenager I had my bedroom painted in this exact colour combination – three walls pink and a fourth feature wall in mint green. They just go so well together!

April’s block for Fiona continues with her theme from last year before I joined the bee. Due to the size of the blocks and the low bee numbers, there isn’t enough active participation to make a quilt in one year.

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Fiona asked for a plain black background, with lime green and assorted bright colour accents in either solid or tone-on-tone fabric. This particular star, Diamond in the Rough, I found for free on Wombat Quilts blog. There is a large selection of both 12″ and 8″ star blocks posted there among many other paper-piecing patterns, and I’m sure I will be back for another month soon enough.

I have already had a request for more tutorials or giveaways on paper-piecing from Karine. Who else would be interested in some more information on this fascinating quilt form?

Happy Crafting - Cassie.

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8 Responses

  1. Oh I love your work Cass! I’d love more tutorials too. You are great at explaining things and a patient teacher!

  2. Melissa (minniecat)

    I could definitely use a tutorial. My brain just doesn’t like paper piecing. I always want to do it backwards.

    • Oh, I am exactly the same. At least once in a session I will put a piece on the wrong side of the paper, or try to use a piece on the wrong angle. It’s a test of patience some days! Thanks for dropping in 🙂

  3. I love how unique each block is and they are both absolutely gorgeous!! Well done.

    • Thanks Raquel. It’s so much fun using new patterns and combinations that I wouldn’t normally choose.

  4. I missed seeing this the other day. You have a natural knack for paper piecing Cass, its hard to believe that you are just a newbie at it because your work looks fab & we are so happy to have you in our stars bee this year!

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