|44" x 44" Feathered Star Baby Quilt, Designed in EQ8|
|Same Quilt, This Time With Novelty Prints|
|And This One in Kaffe Fassett Collective Prints|
I was inspired to go wandering off on this tangent by my friend Julie's gorgeous Feathered Star baby quilt in progress over at Pink Doxies. Julie designed her quilt in EQ7 and is struggling with the feathered triangle points, and when I suggested paper piecing them she said something like she'd "rather give birth to a rhinoceros without an epidural than paper piece," so I was curious about how EQ software would divide a quilt block like this for paper piecing, and whether or not paper piecing it really WOULD be worse than childbirth.
The borders I put on my feathered star quilt are easy to paper piece in one section, and since the software calculates the sizes there's zero chance that I would mess them up and have to redo anything. So I'm selecting the center of the quilt, the feathered star block, and asking EQ8 to generate foundation paper piecing patterns for me to print.
|EQ8 Has Divided My Block Into Foundation Piecing Sections|
|Fitting Foundation Pattern Sections to my Printer Pages|
My friend Julie's quilt design doesn't have a LeMoyne Star in the center of the feathered star, though. Hers is more similar to this design:
|Yet Another Feathered Star Baby Quilt Variation|
|EQ8 Has Divided My Block Into Paper Piecing Sections|
|EQ8 Automatic Print Layout|
|My Revised Print Layout, No Taping Necessary|
So now I'm curious. How many of you out there have PaperPiecingPhobia? Would anyone like me to actually MAKE this quilt and show you here on my blog how easy it is? If so, let me know in the comments! (We all know I'm just looking for someone to give me an excuse to chase another squirrel, right?) Although this would be yet another new project, I did finish something last week... And this would be a manageable, 44" square baby quilt that would be pieced and moved onto my longarm frame relatively quickly...
I don’t go looking for paper piecing projects because I don’t enjoy paper piecing. Would I rather give birth then paper piece?? No. I will do it if that’s the best option, but I won’t like it. 😊 Your pattern would make an awesome baby quilt. I say make it! And then share the pattern, please!
I will enable you :) I hate paper pieces and I make mistakes every time I try it with placement of fabric. If you want to show how it is done I will pay attention :)
yes, and a pattern for the feathered star quilt with the Lemoyne star in the middle, it is really nice as well. Gorgeous work!! take care from Iowa
haha!! No clucking here. I've started 4 new projects this year! You are ROCKING the EQ. Paper piecing is a wonderful technique that tops all others in some situations, and definitely the way to go for these feather points. It did make me cry literally when I first tried it, but after attending a workshop with Judy Niemeyer, all my woes were resolved. Plus, you get guilt-free TV time when it's time to pull the papers!
I would love to see how you make this pattern. I love the Feathered Star block but I have never paperpieced before. Hugs,
I love feathered star blocks but have never paper pieces one. I’d be intrigued watching your progress. I approve another squirrel. It makes me feel better about chasing my own squirrels. Lane
Hi, new reader here.. I would rather paper piece than figure out EQ7.. I know, just need to practice.. but I'd rather be sewing. Cool blog, I'll be back.
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