you must be my Lucky Star!

After collecting, sorting, resorting and finally cutting – I began sewing my lucky star block 1.

The technique of paper piecing is straight forward and Elizabeth’s tutorial was straightforward and easy to follow – I only managed to sew one piece of fabric backwards πŸ˜‰ although I had to unpick a couple due to faulty fabric placement!

a little bit of seam ripping. . .

I quite enjoyed the process, although if I were to take this process of quilt making more seriously – I would look at investing in a light box, or depending on the price, McGyver something, because I can imagine the process of holding the paper/fabric above my head so I can try and peer through to check my seam allowance would become very tedious.
But I have to admit, my heart plummeted when I first laid eyes on this:

the horror. . .the horror. . .

It looked horrible, no rhyme, no reason. . .random pieces of my favorite fabric. Β Paired with two purples that aren’t quite right – heavy sigh.
I looked at my freshly stacked pile of fabric cuttings and decided to plod along and finish. . .

hmmm. . .

Well this is it, my first ever paper peiced block size 12. Β I’m really not sure if I like it. Β I looked at it in black and white to see if the values are bothering me. . .
value check

I’ll try to take a better picture tomorrow and add this one to Elizabeth’s photo stream. Β Please, take a look at all the gorgeous blocks here.

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6 Comments on “you must be my Lucky Star!”

  1. January 7, 2013 at 7:26 pm #

    Awe, cheer up! I think it is pretty! Maybe you could add a solid color fabric or the middle fabric all around the block….just a suggestion.

  2. January 7, 2013 at 9:01 pm #

    Instead of reading your idea and implementing, I was messing around with the silly blog format!

  3. January 11, 2013 at 11:03 pm #

    I think it’s gorgeous!

    • January 12, 2013 at 3:07 am #

      Thank you, I must admit, it is beginning to grow on me. . .or I’ve just gotten a little more used to it πŸ™‚

  4. January 17, 2013 at 8:15 am #

    I LOVE the colors! I think the purples that are “off” actually work great together because there’s no illusion that you’re trying to “match” them together. Nope, absolutely love it!

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