I think it passes from the back of that galloping horse but this is one I will be very leery of ever giving away!
Snipforfun -- It was a 2000 edition of the 50 Fabulous Paper Pieced Stars Book (used, online, cheap, minus the CD -- which I chose to buy anyway). This is the Maine Star and I copied the pattern from pg. 65. None of my problems were Carol's fault, I assume full blame but I sure did learn a lot!
The cds that come with Carol Doak's books are not how to paper piece, they are for printing out the block patterns. Foundation Factory is a software program that is all for paper piecing. All of Carol Doaks cds will install to Foundation Factory but also will stand alone. FF was on sale a few weeks ago for 50% off at Quilt Pro website. Quilt Pro is a quilt program that will support FF in designing quilts.
I had to laugh about your experience - wow, you are not a quitter.... lovely quilt.
That sure came out beautiful!! And just imagine how easy the next project will be!!
That is a truly beautiful quilt - not sure why you are so worried, don't think the 1/8"seams should be a problem especially since with PP you normally use a very small stitch. I haven't done that star block yet but think I will have to after seeing your quilt. It is kind of hard getting used to PP, but once you get the hang of it you are good to go.
What a great looking quilt!!!!! I love paper piecing. There has been some discussion about wasting fabric, but for me....the cutting mistakes that I have made making traditional blocks far out weigh the waste with paper piecing. I like it because I can cut my pieces and they don't have to be straight or be an exact size. Just close with a little extra. So I do have a little waste.
Gorgeous! No bleeding fabrics? Even better! So, the manufacturer of the fabrics, please?
Your quilt is wonderful after your trials and tribulations with paper piecing.:thumbup: Congratulations on finishing it.
For all the troubles you had to get there, it is beautiful. Your did a great job:thumbup: