Thanks so much for dropping by my quilt show. It was fun to do. Who knows if I'll ever finish three quilts in one weekend ever again! I've been feeling so yucky the past couple of days. By late yesterday afternoon, I was sick as a dog. Came so fast! I hate to be sick. I worked out every morning this week...told myself no more skipping...but that was it for me...worked out and went to bed. Arrrg. I thought a bit of sewing might make me feel better today.
I've made a commitment to make a star for a mom whose kids are doing a holocaust project. She's been asking folks all over blogland to contribute. I couldn't say no...it's kids...it's about learning! I thought it might be a good opportunity to try paper piecing. I found this free pattern from Carol Doack. It said it was for beginners. Then I read all I could about how to do it. This is from my third try. And it's only a fourth of the star. This single star might take as long as a whole quilt. How long does it take to do a whole quilt of these? I've heard from lots of folks that paper piecing is easy. Not so far. Maybe it's because I feel so lousy.
I missed on some of these pieces so there isn't a total 1/4 inch seam allowance around the block. My question is (if I get the other 3 made), do you leave the paper on when you sew the sections together? Take it off? I think I'm done for today. Maybe a nap!