Back in January 2012
when I saw Anna Politzer's (Six White Horses)
Lone Starburst block
I knew this was a MUST
on my to-do list.
A great way to use up scraps and I love
the geometric design.
But then, life got busy,
and the project got moved to my
Fast forward to today:
I'm a member of the
with 11 of the most
wonderful and talented ladies.
Each month one of the members sends us a pattern and
fabric for a block they would like us to make.
asked that we make her a
Lone Starburst block.
With mixed feelings, I was excited and intimidated all in the same moment.
My paper piecing skills are somewhat elementary,
so for a month I have
starting the block.
This is, after all, THE April R.
and I did not want to be the Bee Member
to ruin her beautiful fabrics.
A fellow bee member, Trish (Notes of Sincerity) came up with a solution to ease my fears.
She suggested making a
as a trial run.
So, I pulled out my scraps and have started putting together
my version of the block.
Kind of like riding a bike,
paper piecing has come back to me.
And I love how
makes all of the sections
My only complaint with paper piecing
is the waste of fabric.
I am now feeling much more confident
to get a start on April's block.
And I'm having so much fun,
I just may make a few more for myself :)