Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Compass Centre

Look what happens when I manage to avoid turning on the computer in the morning!


I managed the whole thing today. Didn't get the laundry done though!

I haven't shown this project since last May, when I bought all the fabrics. The pattern is Judy Niemeyer's Prairie Star, which is the same pattern as her Hawaiian Star, only a different colourway. I have decided to call it Riviera Star, since many of the fabrics are from the Riviera II collection from Connecting Threads. It's almost sold out now.

Here's my colourway again:


The background cream fabric with the red flowers is darker overall than I expected, but I think it still looks ok.

The foundations are printed on newsprint. This worried me when I first opened the box, because it feels very fragile and easy to tear. So far, though, working with the smaller centre sections at least, it has been pretty good. It's easy to fold accurately, and it does tear away easily. I suspect, though, that those large outer sections are going to be a challenge!

But anyway, it was a fun day today. I love paper piecing, and it's always interesting to try out a new pattern!


16 comments:

  1. Very impressive! Wonderful start.:)

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  2. Beautiful piecing! It sure helps if you don't have the computer to distract you.

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    1. Thanks, Cynthia. Yes, you're right, I should do it more often!

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  3. You are so very right about the computer? I do the same as you if I really need to get a good day of work in; fortunateley (or unfortunately) it doesn't happen very often, since we have all come to depend on the internet for so many things. I wouldn't want to do without it, but it is certainly a distraction.

    Good luck on your paper piecing. That is an amazing amount of intricate paper piecing, but it will be beautiful when done. Looking forward to progress reports.

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    1. Thanks very much. I hope it will look good, but I'm starting to think there may be more surprises.

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  4. Looks fantastic Monica. The quilt is going to look amazing as you work on it. I enjoyed paper piecing that little pincushion today. It is an interesting process and different from just hexagons lol.

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    1. Thanks, Katherine. Interesting *and* addictive, I find!

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  5. I just love the background, especially the red flowers. It has a great sense of dimension. Wow!

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  6. That looks fantastic! I love the pattern.

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    1. Thanks, Hetty. I agree that it's quite a dramatic effect considering the pattern is actually pretty easy.

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  7. It will all come togther in the end you wait and see don`t look at the small stuff remember the big picture.!
    I can`t wait to see this in guild!! when you are done

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    1. Thanks, Debra! When it's done...

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