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It looks like 12" and 6" LeMoyne stars. They don't have to be paper pieced, I would do it with the rapid fire template. Ann
I believe that paper piecing is one of those techniques that you either love or hate. I personally love it, but I know many people who hate it. Before I would spend that much money I would do as others have suggested and try something else first, to make sure that you're not going to be one of those that hate paper piecing. It is a beautiful quilt but I would have to think long and hard about spending that much money for a kit, mainly because I'm a tightwad, but also because I want to pick out MY fabrics and the problem is with kits all the quilts made with that kit, are the same, you might as well go to the store and buy a quilt, but after you've tried paper piecing and you have the spare money to get it, then try it.
My first quilt block was a paper pieced block for our guild president's "good bye" quilt. It wasn't bad at all but haven't done any since! That is one BEAUTIFUL quilt!!! Love the colors and the pattern! Good luck and keep us posted!!
Beautiful quilt. I don't think the paper piecing would be required, but it would really help for the corner blocks of flying geese going around the corner. The blocks are all standard blocks and you can find directions to make them in multiple places. Try http://quilterscache.com
How would one paper-piece a LeMoyne star?
You can do it.
If you have a problem, your friends on the board will help you!
visit the Carol Doak website & print off a few free paper pieced blocks- follow along her tutorials, hints, tips and do some- some of us LOVE paper piecing- other people hate it- only you can decide which person you are. I would try out a few before spending money on a kit. Carol is considered a Queen of Paper Piecing and is a great teacher for anyone wanting to learn the technique- but as with any new technique you need to (get the hang of it) before attacking something big & expensive.
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Before you get it, may I suggest looking at Deb Tucker's site, 180designs? She has a Lemoyne star ruler that is wonderful and a quilt that looks very similar to this. I've used the ruler numerous times and get a star that is dead on with points and no paper piecing. Love the colors in the quilt!