Tuesday, August 16, 2011

BOM 2011 Stars from Quiltingboard.com

I am just catching up on my star blocks that they are doing on Quiltingboard.com and I have so far gotten 6 stars completed. Here is January. Sorry about the blurry picture but you get the idea.
Friendship Star
Then February came along and they came up with a really tough block. I was my first paper piece! The one you see below is my second attempt and I really like it.
Original Design
March was not much easier for me. Luckily, by the time I got to this block I had purchased Carol Doak's instructional DVD and It made paper piecing so much more simple and enjoyable! I bought it use on Ebay, yeah!
Alaska Star 
March was easier for me. "The star is the Alaska star from the 'Heavens to Betsy' Quilt published by 'Quilter's Newsletter' in June of  2005."  Pattern link I dreaded it but loved the way it turned out once I finally got it done. A heartfelt thank you to Carol. I really want her stars book now that comes the "Foundation Factory" program. I understand that it will let you print the stars in any size.
 Amish Star
The Amish Star pattern is a McCalls pattern found here and I really enjoyed doing it.
Morning Star

Evening Star