At the end of July, I figured I better get Tara's block all finished and in the mail. I pulled out her fabulous red fabric and got to work.
I'll admit it. I've not done much paper piecing before. In my mind, I thought it was the "easy-peasy" way to get nice clean lines and crisp points...worth doing for unique shapes and tight angles, certainly, but easy. Almost cheating. Oh my, I take it all back!
I really had to think to figure out how to best cut and place my pieces so they didn't end up just a little shy in one corner or the other. I think I unpicked every other seam, including the last one because a sliver of white kept showing up in the middle of my asterisk. Grrrrrrr.....
At the end of the day however, I'm so glad to have done this block. What a fun pattern! Now I have a few little paper-piecing tools in my quilting tool-box. Who knows, maybe next time it will be easy peasy!
Thanks for such a fun block Tara!