We all know how to do foundation piecing if you are a quilter, also known as paper piecing, they can make your point sharper and your blocks precise.
This is a star block that was part of the block exchange which was paper pieced by Gwen Jackson. The focal fabric is in the center, see how nice the points are.
This star is paper pieced, it is a really good job, even the center seam is flatten out. The only problem is that the paper is a little thicker then I would use, I like more over a light weight paper like vellum or blank newsprint.
Also, it is harder to take a heavier paper off. This is not the only reason, when doing paper piecing you need to use short stitches. With shorter/tighter stitches, the paper is perforated and make it easy to remove the paper.
With the longer stitches you can rip the stitches open as you can see here. Since this was pieced in segments, I will be able to sew that part back, put will have to be careful near the star outlines so I will not rip the seams. I can not put those back together.
So I guess I better get to pluck out the paper on this one, because I have another one to also pull of the paper. I have not check this one yet, but I hope it is easier or I learn something after pulling the paper for the star.
I also am still putting pictures together for a picture quilt for a friends mother for Mother’s Day. Lucky I have a long weekend. I might not get anything done on Saturday since I have a quilt guild meeting and usually I do not get home to after 7 or 8 if we go get something to eat. We might even get home early. Then I have church Sunday, the day of rest, yah right, I might get some rest. So I have Monday and Tuesday to finish both of these projects before I have to go back to work.
So Happy Weekend Quilting to All
The Slow Quilter