Wednesday, May 20, 2015

English Paper Pieced Star

 I had a dear friend gift me a small pack of 60 degree diamonds for paper piecing.  They measure 2" per side.  She also sent along the acrylic template.  She tried this design and did not like the process of it so she just passed them on to me.  :)  

This was my first star!  I like how it turned out but it does take a little more time trying to make sure things line up correctly.  It's not perfect but close enough for me. 
 I also did something a little different than I do with my hexies.  My hexies, I stitch baste them.  I tried the glue basting with this star.  This is my first time doing that.  I'm just hoping that if I made a ton of these the the edges and points would still be stuck and not a big loose mess.  

I'm not sure if this is a future project or not but I want to finish my hexie quilt first before I more on to something like this. 
 She also threw in this Clover thread/yarn cutter.  :)  She said that she thought it was just too heavy for her.  I just need to find a cord or chain to put it on.  I think it is cute! 
 Hunter had his appointment with his ear specialist yesterday.  All is well and he should be fine for another 3 months.  :)  He was a little light headed and had a headache when we left the doctor's office but that is to be expected when they have to clean that much stuff out.  LOL!  Poor guy...he has always had such dry ears.  Today the doctor told me to put a few drops of Olive Oil in his ears a couple days a week. 


Kathy ... aka Nana said...

I've seen that star before! On the EPP group on Facebook! I loved it then, and I love it now. It'll be interesting to see if the glue holds. Good luck!

Janet O. said...

That is a beautiful star. Looks perfect to me!
Poor Hunter to have to go through that regularly. Hope the olive oil helps.

Deb A said...

Glad Hunter is ok for a few months. Pretty star... I still have the hickory nuts as a future project ...... must not add any more. I need to start FINISHING some things! Think the kids will let me quilt a bit on Friday when they are off school?