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Thread: 50 Fab Paper-Pieced Stars

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    I made my Alabama block today. Here is the picture:
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    It's beautiful Judy. Thanks for sharing.

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    Great job Judy. I just borrowed the book from my friend to see if I can do some of them. Thanks for sharing.
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    Another thing I like about the Kona cotton for these: no front or back of the fabrics and they pretty much go well together. One less thing for me to worry about!

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    I've just recently starting paper piecing and I really enjoy it. I ordered her the book for this BOW so will have to play catch-up when I receive it. Looking forward to seeing all the great blocks.

    Deb

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    Very pretty GoldenDog. I think the solid colors really show off the piecing. I'm using batiks and I think some of the cuts are going to get lost. Oh well, I know they're there.

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    Here is my Alabama
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    Ok, fellow quilters; you hooked me. Just ordered my book. I'll be about 3 weeks behind by the time it gets here, but I think this is going to be a lot of fun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wvhill22 View Post
    Here is my Alabama
    Great block! I love the contrast and the greens are really gorgeous, especially with the dark background.
    I am a homeschool mom to four little ladies, a prayerful wonderer and marveller, a spirit-filled dancer, a meek and mighty warrior, and a friend to many small creatures. Nice to meet you!

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    And I would suggest making those background blocks 4" and 5" - that extra 1/4" is sometimes needed!
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    Yes the templates in the book are the right size. I only bought 5 yards of background fabric but I guess I will have to get 2 more. It is a batik and will be really hard to buy elsewhere. I looked thru the book and at least half of the blocks take just 4 3/4 X 4 3/4 squares and 3 3/4 X 3 3/4 squares. It doesn't seem to add up to that much. I love my background fabric so I guess I will have to buy more. Carol Doak said it adds up to about 5 yards but buy 7 to be safe.
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    Great job ladies on your 'bama blocks. Yesterday was small group in our quilt guild, so I worked on the Alaska block. Got half way through in spite of all the gabbing and eating we did. I gave my extra book to one of the gals in the group who wants to do paper piecing but I don't think she will join our group.

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    Do we not have a seperate page for block pictures?

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    Really nice, I feel like I could run my toes in the sand.
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    What fun to see the beautiful blocks you ladies have made so far! I'm making a beach quilt, so it's in blues and browns.

    Here is mine.

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    Alabama Block

    Just finished my block, not perfect, but am happy with it.
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    Wonderful block. A black and white quilt is on my bucket list. Hmmm.
    Quote Originally Posted by cherylmae View Post
    Just finished my block, not perfect, but am happy with it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cherylmae View Post
    Just finished my block, not perfect, but am happy with it.
    That red center really makes the block pop. Good job!!!

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    Boy... I can't wait to get my book. Should arrive by Friday. .. I have fabric all ready and waiting... just need the book. Everyone's blocks are so pretty. I just can't wait to start!

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    I just saw this thread today. I already have the book, I will be a week behind. All the blocks done so far look great. Love the black/white/red block, think I'm going to do mines in purple.

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    SO here is my Alabama... and my first ever paper pieced ANYTHING...

    It drove me to tears actually. I had a booger of a time getting the center points to match. PLEASE do not look closely. I nearly quit. But I sent a pic to my DEAR sister and she said it was fixable... Not without frustration, I promise. My other choice was to remake it. But I decided to embrace my process??? HAHA It did not measure 12" finished. Not sure where my mistake was there. I'll have to add a border if the other squares make it to 12". Maybe by the time we get to Wyoming I'll have paper piecing mastered?

    I'm using a collection of 37 antique red/white/blue 1/2yd MODA fabrics I purchased last summer while swap hopping in Idaho with the above mentioned sister. I will do all my backgrounds in plain muslin. I may purchase a couple of yellow or golds as the MODA collection doesn't have any and it might come in handy in some of the squares. I hope I have enough fabric to finish all 50 states.

    Thanks for looking.

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    That looks really nice, especially if it is your first project! Good work!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SheriR View Post
    SO here is my Alabama... and my first ever paper pieced ANYTHING...

    It drove me to tears actually. I had a booger of a time getting the center points to match. PLEASE do not look closely. I nearly quit. But I sent a pic to my DEAR sister and she said it was fixable... Not without frustration, I promise. My other choice was to remake it. But I decided to embrace my process??? HAHA It did not measure 12" finished. Not sure where my mistake was there. I'll have to add a border if the other squares make it to 12". Maybe by the time we get to Wyoming I'll have paper piecing mastered?

    I'm using a collection of 37 antique red/white/blue 1/2yd MODA fabrics I purchased last summer while swap hopping in Idaho with the above mentioned sister. I will do all my backgrounds in plain muslin. I may purchase a couple of yellow or golds as the MODA collection doesn't have any and it might come in handy in some of the squares. I hope I have enough fabric to finish all 50 states.

    Thanks for looking.

    ~SheriR
    SheriR, great for your first ever pp project. Is your avatar the Hoopsisters mystery for this year?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SheriR View Post
    SO here is my Alabama... and my first ever paper pieced ANYTHING...
    ~SheriR
    I like your block! There are no block police, so don't worry. Your next one will go smoother and soon you will be enjoying the process. The important thing is you conquered the block!
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    Quote Originally Posted by LindaC View Post
    SheriR, great for your first ever pp project. Is your avatar the Hoopsisters mystery for this year?
    Ooo yes, and thanks. My daughter and I did the Hoopsisters 2011 Mystery and loved it! She did hers in yellow/black.
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    SheriR, I think we are usually our own worse critic. I don't see a problem. Please don't give up. You will be an expert long before Wyoming.

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    SheriR, when you said it didn't come out to 12" (12 1/2), did you remember to add your seam allowance aroung the outside of your pieces?

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