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Thread: 50 Fab Paper-Pieced Stars

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    Yes, that is a "Why didn't I think of that? moment. I have lots of those.



    Quote Originally Posted by moonwork42029 View Post
    What a wonderful start to this state!

    I had mine all copied and the fabric picked out ready to start cutting...now that I've seen some of the others, I may have to tweak my choices a little.

    See y'all later, got some decisions to make.

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    Wow... one block is nicer than the next one..Great Job Everyone! I can't decide which one I like more. I have started on CA, but today life got in the way. Planning my FL trip and trying to run the vacuum around here. Now dinner time and tomorrow back to work. OMG where did the weekend go???

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    Alaska is done!

    If I can do two a week, I should be able to catch up in a few weeks.....
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    Jan... I love your blocks..Beautiful. Heck... I like them all. Can you just imagine what our quilts will look like when we are done? I can't wait to see them all!

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    Here are my first three stars. I love paper piecing and this a real fun project.
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    Help!

    I can not get mu pictures to post. I thought their size was to be 600 or less. What are they suppost to be?

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    I must say all of us are doing fantastic jobs interpreting the blocks in our own style. I love looking at all the different colors and how we've placed them in the stars. They are just awesome!

    I too got a calendar and marked each Sunday with the name of the star for the week. I know I'll get behind at some point so it's my reminder.

    Everyone fantastic job!

    Deb

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    They need to be 1.91 MB for a jpeg ... I usually post my pics to facebook, then when you have the choice to look at your pic on facebook you can download to your computer... It ends up being small enough to post to quilting board. I haven't figured out my photo program enough to make it small enough..... Sigh

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    Mona Lisa... I had problems too with the size and went to the help section of this board, and followed the instructions to download a re-size program. Worked like a charm. I know some people have had problems with downloading from their I-Pad..etc. It works best from a regular computer.

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    Awesome blocks, ladies. Pieces for California are cut out, but don't know if I shall get to the block today.

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    Arkansas Star

    here is my star..........
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    Quote Originally Posted by GheckoAZ View Post
    Here are my first three stars. I love paper piecing and this a real fun project.
    Beautiful! Love your colors.

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    Here's another Arkansas. (This is going to be a little jarring I'm afraid, right after MonaLisa's purple-ish one).
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    And, a song to sew by, Arkansas Travelor, of course. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D06baYz8qRw

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    Thanks for the music, whitepine. It is so appropriate. What have you got for California? By the way, the block is stunning!

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    I just found this thread - such beautiful blocks!! I actually signed up for this class at my LQS and start tonight. It is a monthly club. I have never paper pieced. Was a little bit worried about the one Amazon review that said some blocks have 60 pieces. That made me feel that for a first timer to paper piecing - I am in the wrong class! But then I figured, nothing ventured - nothing gained (and they assured me this class is for those who have never paper pieced to those brushing up on skills, etc). I have watched quite a few YouTube tutorials on this, so while 60 pieces seem a little daunting - it looks like one just needs to follow the process - and the result will be a wonderfully detailed block that couldn't be obtained otherwise.

    I look forward to seeing the additional blocks everyone is working on - and posting some of my own once I get started.

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    Dawn, if you have read through this thread you will have seen we have many beginners and if you look at their finished blocks you will not be able to tell who they are.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PokerDiva View Post
    Dawn, if you have read through this thread you will have seen we have many beginners and if you look at their finished blocks you will not be able to tell who they are.
    I started out going forward in this thread, then spent time going backwards to see all of the pretty blocks. I did see quite a few that mentioned being new or relatively new at this. And - looking at the blocks - you are right. I would have never guessed who had done this before and who hadn't. I guess that is part of the genius of paper piecing. Is not as fast as strip piecing, but so very detailed - and because of the method it is easy to be successful. That is very encouraging to me since I felt a little bit nervous about going to my class tonight. Really looking forward to it now! (as well as being able to participate in this thread).

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    I am right there with the rest of you ladies - being utterly repetitive and saying "wow!" over and over again! The blocks are really turning out gorgeous and I am so liking the diversity in fabrics and colors. I like that some of us are mixing it up and some of us are not.

    I am still behind (but not worrying haha!) and I used two hours of sewing time yesterday to work on finishing FMQ-ing a baby quilt I promised my nephew about a month ago. His kid is going on 6 months old so I am pretty late and need to get that bashed out before I can really dig into these blocks. I am still going to start my next one and plod along because sometimes I get a few minutes and sometimes I get a longer stretch.

    Right about now, I am really wishing I had two machines because it is a pain in the neck to constantly be switching needles, bobbins, settings and threads to go back and forth between piecing the blocks and FMQ'ing. But hey, if this is the only thing I have to complain about, life must be pretty good!

    Gorgeous work everyone, Dawn I am looking forward to seeing how your class progresses. Good luck and don't be afraid, I started PPing with block that contained 7 pieces and then went to the Doak star blocks. Take it one piece at a time and don't sweat it, you'll get there and you'll be glad when you see the beautiful stars you will make!
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    Great blocks, girls. I'm cutting fabrics for Quilts of Valor. Our small group will put two tops together.

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    GheckoAZ, great work with those blocks. And Dawn, I too am looking forward to seeing your first post after you have taken your class. One piece after the next - as long as you can count to about 20, you've got it made. If not, take your shoes off for the bigger numbers! It - paper piecing - is addictive, but not many of us are out there looking for a cure - or at least, I'm not. Have a funeral to get ready for in a few minutes, but tomorrow is set aside for sewing and I'll work on my UFO list. Posted one for January, so have some time to finish the next - I can work on my next star.
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    I am looking for and embroidery font for my machine, I thought maybe someone here could help. I would like to embroider the name of each state on the block. I want a small font, something simple. maybe almost a cursive alphabet with a single line of stitching. Anyone have a clue where to get one? I thought about trying to do it free motion, it didn't work very well. I'm not good enough at free motion. Thanks.

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    If you want it small, how about using an embroidered back stitch with thread to either match each block, or to be a constant for all the blocks. I would use 2 strands of floss if I were doing this. Handwrite the name with a very fine line Pigma or some other pen like that, that will not run or bleed.

    What format of embroidery does your machine use?Have you checked out the fonts available at Embroidery Library?


    Quote Originally Posted by meanmom View Post
    I am looking for and embroidery font for my machine, I thought maybe someone here could help. I would like to embroider the name of each state on the block. I want a small font, something simple. maybe almost a cursive alphabet with a single line of stitching. Anyone have a clue where to get one? I thought about trying to do it free motion, it didn't work very well. I'm not good enough at free motion. Thanks.
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    Is everyone cutting their pieces by the directions in the book? Is anyone besides me considering just taking a piece of fabric that will fit and sewing it on?

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    Some people are using the measurements from the book. I measure all of them myself. Haven't heard anyone say they are doing it your way but I might have missed it.


    Quote Originally Posted by sue z q View Post
    Is everyone cutting their pieces by the directions in the book? Is anyone besides me considering just taking a piece of fabric that will fit and sewing it on?

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    I've noticed there's less waste doing it with Carol's measurements. It seems faster too.

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