Loose Threads: Fussy Friday Stars

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.  

24 comments:

ritad said...

LuAnn, I wasn't going to do this one ~ like you say just one star a week! 52 at the end of the year, and I do love stars! I've started sooooo many things!

Carole~Wheels on the Warrandyte Bus said...

Wow wow wow! these stars are just gorgeous and your fussy cutting is brilliant!

Sandy said...

LuAnn, the timing of your post couldn't be better. I am also doing TQC's Fussy Cut Fridays. Yours are so much prettier than mine, but if you're curious, come on over for a visit: http://mymaterialcreations.blogspot.com/2014/01/lemoyne-stars.html.
You're right, these are addicting and I need to join your group!

Ann Marie @ 16 Muddy Feet said...

I don't do hand work. One because I am a machine type of a person, and I suck at doing hand stitching. But my oh my! I LOVE those fuzzy cut stars. I might have to give myself a change of pace, and try this hand work thing again. I could even do some at work during break time too. Like I need another project. Thanks!!!

Gay Bomers said...

I've been watching the Fussy Friday stars too. They look like fun and yours are so pretty I'm going to get pulled into this one yet! How hard can it be to do one star a week?

Rosemary Youngs said...

Your stars are absolutely awesome, that is going to be one beautiful quilt.

Pokey said...

Oh how pretty! Can you imagine how wonderful these will be all together? Good work!
:-} pokey

jill said...

Yours are so pretty. I have been trying to not start this either, but with one more person it is going to be very hard.
Enjoy your weekend.
blessings, jill

Janet O. said...

You have a knack for finding fabrics that come together to create amazing patterns! Gorgeous stars, LuAnn!

Kathy ... aka Nana said...

If only had I enough pretty fabrics that would produce stars even half as gorgeous as yours!! I love EPP and I love stars ... and how difficult could it be to make just one star each week? ;-) Maybe I need to go buy a few fat quarters?? ha!

Cheri said...

They are beautiful!

Frances Leate said...

Great fussy cutting and I am awfully tempted to make some stars myself. Take care

Kath said...

how interesting. I have been making stars for several months now, but I didnt know there was a blog about it. I just love EPP. I get my husband to print the papers off for me from a shape we downloaded.
I enjoyed seeing your stars, I tried to fussy cut all mine and ended up buying loads of new fabric with directional prints!

Chantal said...

Hi Luanne

I just love your post. I have been following the Temecula Blog for a while now and have been watching the fussy cut diamond posts. After reading your blog I am now convinced I need another project. Your stars are so beautiful. I am off to go dig in my stash for fussy cuts! Have a great weekend.

Kindred Quilts said...

LuAnn, I LOVE THEM! Oh goodness, I may have to start another EPP project after seeing yours!

Barb said...

These are lovely! makes me want to start another EPP star quilt!~

Sue said...

Love those fussy cut stars. Thanks alot for directing us to the Temecula blog.

Gayle said...

Your fabric choices are making some really GREAT looking stars! I've started this project too, and it's been so interesting to examine fabrics to see it they're suitable for fussy cutting....

Janet said...

Your stars are wonderful - great fussy cutting! Stay warm!

Grit said...

Your stars are so wonderful.

Adrienne said...

Your stars are stunning. I love EPP, but I don't have the patience for fussy cutting. Makes me admire your stars even more!

Carrie P. said...

those are such cool stars.

Chookyblue...... said...

loving your fussy cut piecing.........it looks fantastic..........

Cathy said...

Tes étoiles sont superbes!! Je viendrai te voir régulièrement, j'adore!
http://lesbroderiesdecathy.blogs.marieclaireidees.com/

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