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Monday, December 21, 2015

Paper Piecing

As I was getting out my Christmas quilts
and table runners this year,
I realized that I don't have any
Christmas pillows.

I have LOTS of pillows,
but none are Christmas pillows.

the other night I was looking through some saved
ideas and found one to use to make a pillow.
** Here is the link to the pattern**

I'm not a huge fan of paper piecing,
but this would be a small project
and I really like the star.

Out came some Christmas fabrics
and the paper piecing began.

A while back I read that the
"Doodle Pads" sold at the Dollar store
make great foundations for paper piecing.
I had to trim the paper down to fit in my printer,
but it was easy and inexpensive.

At first I thought I needed four stars for my pillow,
but soon realized nine would be needed.

You can't beat how sharp the points are with
paper piecing.
I just wish I enjoyed doing it more.

I will sew all of these blocks together,
pull all of the paper off
and make my first Christmas pillow!

Please visit Patchwork Times to see what others are creating.

Happy Quilting!


Libby in TN said...

Pretty stars! I don't enjoy PP either, but it's hard to beat the precision, especially when dealing with odd angles. At least your stars had simple pieces.

Needled Mom said...

They look so pretty in the Christmas fabrics.

Sara said...

Gorgeous stars! I like paper piecing in small doses, but love the results.

gayle said...

They look beautiful!
I think I have that pattern, too. You're making me want to dig it up and test it out!

Sue Daurio said...

Love that bit of sparkle in those fabrics!! You can't beat paper piecing for perfect stars. Love your stars!!

AnnieO said...

Razor sharp points! I think this is why paper piecing was invented :) Beautiful.

Connie Kresin Campbell said...

Beautiful blocks and piecing!!! I love the look of PP but....I sure make a mess. Merry Christmas!

MissPat said...

Ramona, I love this star (and I don't mind paper piecing). Can you share the origine of the pattern? Thanks.

Vicki in MN said...

They are going to make a gorgeous pillow. Yes a link to the star block please!! The only thing I don't like about pp'ing is tearing off the paper! Thanks for the doodlepad idea.