One Step Ahead in the Starstruck Challenge

This is becoming a reality!  It is very exciting to see your designs coming together.  As I showed last week, I made a model for this star.  We measured the space in our cottage where my husband wants it; I may be adding a little bit of a border.

So here is what I finished yesterday.   What you don’t see is a lot of prep work.

  •  All the paper piecing pieces are printed on paper piecing paper.
  • Templates for the pieces are printed

I use templates to cut pieces of fabric 1/2″ seam allowance around and generally that makes the piecing go easier.

I packed some English Paper Piecing for a trip.  Some of you may remember a post about my nephew a few weeks ago.  Unfortunately, he died on Wednesday, so we are going to be with family for the weekend. We are shocked; we knew this was always a possibility.  He was 32 and had juvenile diabetes.  He was not in dire shape, but had some trouble controlling his insulin and had 2 bad incidents recently.  This one, however, was fatal.  This project may get touched and it may not.  It may or may not be my October Island Batik project.  Time will tell.

I am shutting down comments on this entry and going dark for a bit.  We have company next week and I won’t hit my stride until the last week of this month.

Thank you for your thoughts and prayers.  We really need them,

In piece/peace,

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My Favorite Tools

Pins with Numbers & Arrows
Annies Soft and Stable Foam Stabilizer
By Annie’s Clear Vinyl
Heat N Bond Iron On Vinyl
Omni Thread, Purplelicious
Aurifil 50 weight thread
Hobbs Tuscanny Wool Batting
Freezer Paper Sheets
Binding Sasher
Nexcare Clear Skin Tape
Cluck Cluck Sew Tape
Simple Folded Corners Ruler
Free Motion Quilting Workbook
Shape by Shape Collection 2
Shape by Shape
DayLight Wafer 1 Light Box
Freezer paper
Siteground Web Hosting
Dream Cotton Batting
Sidekick Ruler
Hex N More Ruler
4″ Circular Plastic Needlepoint
Awesome Ocean Pattern
Schmetz NonStick Needle
Sulky Totally Stable
Barn Quilt by Sherry Shish
Applique Pressing Sheet
Mary Ellen’s Best Press Starch
Clover Bias Tape Maker 12mm
Woven Diamonds Pattern
Hobbs Premium 80/20 Batting
Woven Star Pattern
Wefty Needle
Quilt Hanger
Fat Quarter Shop
Westalee Sampler Template Set
Mettler 60 wt. Cotton Embroidery Thread
Sandboard for Hand Sewing/Appliqué
Clover Needle Threader
Sewline Black and White Pencil
Sewline Grey Pencil
Backyard Birds
Wing Clipper
Quilt Pounce
Hobbs Thermore Batting
Clover Chaco Liner – silver
Turnabout Patchwork by Terese Mairal Barreau
Sewline Glue Pen
Fusible 1″ Hexagon Paper
Fusible Appliqué Paper
Electric Quilt 8
Quilter’s Dream Select Batting
Quilt in A Day Log Cabin
Judy Martin Log Cabin
Emiko Toda Loeb
3M Command Strip Clothespins
Paper Templates for Lucy Boston
Lucy Boston Templates,MPP
Lucy Boston Patchwork of the Cross
Clover Wonder Clips
Thread magic
Clearly Perfect Angles
Slotted Triangle Trimmer