Friday, November 16, 2012

Paper Piecing - Part 2 - New Hampshire Star

Part 2 in a series of Paper Pieced Star Blocks from the book Sensational 9-Patch Stars by Carol Doak.


This is block is called New Hampshire and is block #29 in the above mentioned book.  The block consists of three different foundation designs.  I chose this block for it's dynamic look and used bold fabric placement for the largest point of the star block.


I chose this block for it's dynamic look and used bold fabric placement for the largest point of the star block to create movement.  This block was a little more fiddly to piece but if you adhere to and persevere with the paper piecing process, it is nonetheless accurate.  The 9 patch block comes together with ease; the seams match and the points of the stars are sharp.



Thank you for stopping by,
Rita

Relevant Links:
Paper Piecing ~ New Mexico Star (Part 1) 

20 comments:

  1. simply stunning, Rita. I am not normally drawn to greens but just love it!

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  2. Amazing detail in the blocks - they are lovely

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  3. Adore!! Fabric choice is spot on!!

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  4. Love your choice of fabrics , so fresh....

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  5. I WANT THIS QUILT! You're a genius.

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  6. Oh wow... Beautiful! So funny, I have the same book and made one star from it. Them when I saw your last star I decided I needed to make one 'Rita style' totally copying your idea and including texty fabrics though still in the same colors as the first one. I am in a star bee and decided I wanted to make either of those stars and asked my readers to decide which one. The 'Rita star' is by far the favorite :) you have such a great sense about balancing the fabrics.

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  7. Wow, gorgeous!! This looks like a great book and the blocks so versatile depending on the fabric placement. I have been wanting to try paper piecing and this book will be on my Christmas list. Thank you!!

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  8. Rita,

    Love these blocks! I have carol dork book on my Christmas list. I have been going to her web site and getting free pp patterns. I have turned a few of her patterns into mug rugs for Christmas presents. Very addicting when you get on a roll. Have a great weekend.

    Linda

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  9. purchased the book last post you wrote about it, and looked through it just today. can't wait to get started on some beautiful stars of my own! Thank you for introducing me to paper piecing!

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  10. Oh there must be stars in the collective consciousness...I am making a few too. Not quite as gorgeous as yours but one has to start their stars somewhere.... Thanks for your inspiration Rita.

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  11. Love your wonderful blocks!!
    I love stars and paperpiecing patterns.

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  12. Oh why did you do this to me!!!!!! It is way beyond gorgeous!!!!!!!

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  13. Love your fabric approach to these stars!
    All the best,
    Carol Doak

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  15. Your choices of fabrics/colors make these stars so fresh! I'm inspired!

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