Saturday, 23 March 2013

Lucky Stars BOM - March "Ninja Star"

This month's Lucky Stars BOM with Elizabeth at Don't Call Me Betsy is called 'Ninja Star'.

I was honestly surprised at how easy this block came together.  I liked the fabrics of the block on the pattern so much that I tried to match my own fabrics to the colours as closely as I could, except for the background fabric, mine is all black.

So with all my pieces cut I jumped right in.  My biggest concern was matching the seams since there is no real guide.  So when it came to piecing the blocks together, I matched the ¼ inch line which should in at the edge of the block, marked on the paper (left picture) and hoped that it will be a good enough guide.  To make sure it worked I changed the stitch length to three and sewn just to the right (right picture) of the stitch line.

The picture below clearly shows the larger stitches, if I had to rip them out, it would not be too difficult, if I made a mistake and I kept my stitches so small, it would be much harder.

It worked perfectly.  So I just went back and sewn on that same line with a smaller stitch to secure it properly.

I had again used the scraps from the large 12½ inch block to make the smaller 6½ inch block.  Unfortunately my seams did not match up as neatly as with he large block.  I did rip out quite a few times, but that was as close as I could get it.

Here is a LINK to my other blocks I've made so far.

If you'd like to see hundreds of other beautiful blocks, visit the flickr group.

Happy quilting.


Elita en Suisse said...

Beautiful job Marelize! That black background makes those vibrant colours glow. Very nicely done!

Lisa said...

Gorgeous! Love the momma and baby star side by side - great pic!

Daphne Lewis said...

Paper piecing is so much fun! I love this star!!


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