July is Kati's month for our Sew Beautiful Bee. She sent us glorious stacks of gray and yellow fabric, along with a request for (preferably) paper-pieced stars. My paper-piecing experience is very limited, but I decided to give it a go, and I'm really happy with the result!
I found some gorgeous Pioneer's Compass blocks made by Jen Johnston on Flickr. She linked to a downloadable pattern from eQuiltPatterns. I downloaded it (for the low low price of 99 cents!) and got to work. It was a challenge for sure, and my seam ripper was always close at hand. The site lists it as a difficulty of 1 (out of 5). I'm glad I didn't try a more difficult pattern!
It's definitely not perfect, but I'm quite proud of my effort! I cannot WAIT to see how Kati's quilt comes together.
Icicle Star Free Block Pattern
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