Friday, January 24, 2014

Fussy Friday Stars

When I went to English Paper Piecing Addiction group a couple of weeks ago, Michelle, one of our group that always has the greatest show and tell, showed us some six pointed stars that she had made.  Somehow I forgot to get a photo of her stars.   She said they were from a blog that was doing one star a week for the year.  Right away I knew it was Temecula Quilt Company blog because I had been watching their Fussy Friday stars, too.  So even though I really don't need to start yet another new project, what could it hurt to make just one star each week? 

Here is my first star. 

Today is Fussy Friday #4, so I had a little catching up to do.  

I ordered the Paper Pieces 2" six point diamond packet of 450 pieces.  To do one star a week for a year, we need 312 papers because we can't remove them until we know what the setting will be.  

Here is all that you need to be part of Fussy Fridays.  A lot of people use the acrylic templates to cut their pieces, but I really have better luck getting my "fussy parts" to meet using a template that I made out of an index card.  I trace around the shape with a Sharpie and cut it out with scissors.  I know it probably takes a little longer, but it is great TV work in the evenings when you are too tired to concentrate on much of anything else.  I've already got a start on week #5.  

I really can't get enough of this English Paper Piecing, and I'm getting pretty fast at sewing the pieces together.  

The weather here is bitterly cold, and we have a wind chill advisory until noon today.  It is perfect stitching weather.  

Hope you are finding some time to stitch, too!

Thanks for stopping by for a visit.  

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