|STAR THISTLE12 1/2" UNFINISHED|
|16" x 43 1/2"|
Deciding how to quilt it seemed daunting at first. I ended up letting the block dictate the design. There were a lot of threads to bury! I used my walking foot for all of it. Much to my surprise, it was so easy!
Yes I did! I used red and black thread! And white and grey. I thought it would make for an interesting back, and it did.
The inside black border is 1", the same size as square in the block. The outside border is 1 3/4". I'm wondering what it would look like if the binding had a red flange added to it?! Next time perhaps!
I don't know if anyone will use my paper pieced block pattern, but if you do I hope you share it with me! It's always exciting to see what the possibilities are!
That being said, I put a call out for pattern testers on Instagram. I was stressing! Because this is my first paper pieced design, I wanted to be sure my pattern was correct...instructions and templates. If you ever need a tester....Instagram is the way to go!
Here are what they came up with for me! I was so thrilled that anyone would want to test for me, thankful that they did and amazed at their blocks! I can't really thank them enough!
Katie @Katie Quilts did this one! We had the same 'red' idea! I really like the patriotic vibe...it works so well!
Tish @Tish's Adventures In Wonderland picked prints, which I was excited to see. I tend to shy away from prints, but wondered how they would look in this block. I do believe I like it!
Isabelle (Instagram @southbaybella) did a beautiful print too! Alison Glass fabrics never disappoint! Having the dots on the blue print all going the same direction is such a great idea!
Before I left on a quicky trip to Atlanta to visit IKEA, I made a smaller version of Star Thistle. Hopefully after I get my furniture assembled from said visit...I can finish this little one!
|6 1/2" STAR THISTLE|
Another pretty combination to inspire you...and me!