Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Well,... it's not half bad really.

I'm not a quilter, and certainly not a paper piecer, but I managed to make a star block for the Bushfire Quilt Project. I read about the project on Ofenjen's HP Paper Piecing and although I am not good at this at all, I gave it a shot.



I used the Galaxy Star pattern by Moira McSpadden , because it looked easy, and it was. You can barely tell bits aren't lined up. And, as it's only my third block ever, I'm rather proud of it actually.

I'll be emailing the wonderful and oh so very generous hermione-jean to get her info and send it in asap. Thank you so much for volunteering to put the whole thing together hermione-jean! You are the best!

12 comments:

sewhooked said...

I think it's lovely and I'm thrilled that you're participating in our group quilt. Can't wait to see what it'll look like all done!

pj said...

Thanks! *beams*

I put it in the mail yesturday afternoon. It should arrive early next week.

Do you know how many squares we have so far?

Can't wait!

Pren said...

looks amazing! and that one looks harder than the one i did for sure! mine was only 3 pieces. im just retarded on the paperpiecing and cant do it. although i tried again last night and that one came out much better!

pj said...

Really, this one is much easier. There are more pieces, but it is much more forgiving when you sew the four big pieces together. Just luck really, I didn't know it would work out that way.

How many are you going to send? It took me hours to do just one and I don't think I have time to do another.

Pren said...

i am just sending the one and i included $5 cash for the batting and shippng and stuff

pj said...

Cool, I did the exact same thing. I wrapped the cash in the square, so I don't think anyone will know it's in there.

Can't wait to see pics!!!

sewhooked said...

I think we're around 9 or 10, including a couple that are currently in transit. We still need a few more!

pj said...

Hum, I'll try to do another one next week while K is home on spring break. I'm just so ridiculously slow though, it might not go in the mail till the week after.

sewhooked said...

That'd be fantastic, if you have time, of course! Just let hermione_jean know if you do so she knows it's coming. :)

pj said...

Two more ready to go! And K made her's almost all by herself! I emailed hermione_jean and will send them as soon as I hear from her.

Moira said...

You did great on the block!

Moira

pj said...

Thank you Moira! I just love your pattern, thank you so much for sharing.

The quilt was completed and sent to the Bushfire project. You can see it here

http://tinyurl.com/pkxbzm

hermionejean did a wonderful job quilting and it is just beautiful.

Thank you again for sharing your pattern and thanks for stopping by.