Today was a good day for many reasons. The sun was shining. Good post arrived. Good food was enjoyed at lunch out with my father and his partner. And more productive sewing occurred. All these things add up to a very good day indeed.
First up, the post. In the morning I got a delivery from Love Patchwork & Quilting returning some of my projects, and my Aurifil thread that was used on the Oakshott cushions. And in the regular post I got a lovely package from Jennie of Clover & Violet fame. Jennie and her mum make wonderful things, and create some gorgeous patterns. They also use some beautiful fabrics, some of which Jennie knew were in my all time favourite list of favourite fabrics. She sent me some, just because. A huge thank you was sent, needless to say.
I've no photos from lunch, but I do have sewing photos. Go figure! Trina had asked for two 12" blocks with a lovely colour palette (which I hope I got right) for her month in Stitch Tease. All she asked for was stars of any sort. Obviously I have a paper piecing phobia so am always the person who turns in the simplest blocks when it comes to these requests. I made this block.
But I decided there had to be a way I could make a more impressive star without loss of sanity - which would be the direct result of me foundation paper piecing. So I had a play on Touchdraw and came up with a plan, using freezer paper instead.
I have never chain pieced freezer paper piecing before. And I have never, ever had four corners match up as well as I did today. Seriously, I couldn't believe how precise they came out. Not every corner sewn was that good but I was so proud that I had to take a photo. Sad git that I am.
Here's the resulting star.
It wasn't so difficult, the 'Y' seams cooperated and, for once, I managed something that looks more impressive than half square triangles.
Today was a good day.
Your stars are gorgeous! Love the fabric/color combo there. Beautiful.ReplyDelete
Fab post day, too. Lucky girl :)
Looking superb! Great to have good post!ReplyDelete
Loving those blocks and wanting to steal some aurifil! I was gutted there wasn't a four pack sample in our FQR goody bags last year like there had been the year before!ReplyDelete
Bloody hell, I am going to stick to simple, to make sure you shine brightest, obviously!! ;)ReplyDelete
Today was a creative day too! Love that block with perfect points!ReplyDelete
Excellent job! And I'm with Hads lolReplyDelete
Sounds like the perfect day. Can't manage much else to say as I'm still drooling over all that Aurifil!!!!!!ReplyDelete
You HAVE to do a tutorial on this freezer paper piecing! It looks fabulous, Susan! I am totally in love with the pattern, and the colors you used. Lucky you getting mail like that! :)ReplyDelete
Waaa ....envy..envy...envy...You are sooooo amazing.ReplyDelete
And I thought you were allergic to foundation piecing?
Yes, what Hadley said. Both stars are amazing!ReplyDelete
both stars are shining brightly, isn't the aurifil so tactile?ReplyDelete
I liked the first one but the second one is spectacular! Glad to hear you had a good day. My Wednesday started off well when someone gave me a cupcake whilst I was waiting at the traffic lights, but the week has gone seriously downhill since then!ReplyDelete
You are becoming the paper piecing queen! Gorgeous star and fabulous points!ReplyDelete
"For once"....what???? Oh yeah you have set the bar so low we NEVER expect anything more than HST from you! More like, amazingly cool, as always!ReplyDelete
Hi Susan! I'm happy to hear you had wonderful day! Both of your stars look Super and the colours are perfect! I thought that I don't like yellow and now I like everything in yellow! x TejeReplyDelete
Well now you've set the bar too high and I will have to get all fancy for Trina's blocks. You done good, mrs. :-)ReplyDelete
Those are beautiful seams for sure! I love the blocks, and the colours.ReplyDelete
Wow, love the paper pieced blockReplyDelete
Looks like you had an awesome day, Susan! Sign me up for one of those, please. ;o)ReplyDelete
Love, love, love your paper pieced block. Your not the only one that wants to celebrate when points match up so perfectly. Woohoo!
Awesome - looks like you might have to change your mind about PPReplyDelete
Great blocks! Fab post day :)ReplyDelete
With points that perfect you can be as sad as you like! Beauty colours, totally jel :)ReplyDelete
Good job making things work for you! I've never tried the two freezer paper techniques I've heard of, but I'm far more likely seeing your work with it...ReplyDelete
So nice to hear about a good day :) And look at all of that Aurifil, so pretty. Those blocks look great.ReplyDelete
Amazing! How love how you make it sound so easy!ReplyDelete
Holy. Cow. That's. Outstanding.ReplyDelete
I love those stars!ReplyDelete
The colors and patterns are just gorgeous stars!!!ReplyDelete