Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Star Fruit Pattern Testing

Here's something new for me ~ I volunteered to be a pattern tester. Diane of From Blank Pages put a call out on instagram  (@fromblankpages) for pattern testers. I thought, sure, why not? And then Diane sent me the pattern. What I didn't realize was that it was a foundation pieced pattern, which is definitely not my forte. Uh oh. But after reading through Diane's pattern and thorough tutorial I had no problem. The pattern went together really easily (well, okay, I had to rip out a few seams, but total user error) and the results are great! Here's my test block.


The pattern comes in 3 sizes: 6", 12" and 18". I did the 12" version. I could totally see an 18" block as an awesome pillow. Check out her blog to see her turn a block into a mini quilt,  plus see some other versions from her testers.

The pattern is available to purchase in Diane's Etsy shop or on  Craftsy. Better yet would you like to win a copy? Just leave me a comment by the end of the day Saturday, May 3rd and I'll pick a winner on Sunday. Let me know how you feel about foundation piecing. Any great tips?

Happy Quilting!
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15 comments:

LindaSchiffer said...

I saw this block on one of the blog hop pages (for the new Blocks magazine) - I really like the way the four red 'leaves' pop diagonally behind the star. :) Very nice color choices - another WIN by Heather.

:) Linda

Sandie @ crazy'boutquilts said...

I enjoy foundation piecing in small amounts. Not sure if doing a large quilt would keep my interest... but maybe. Love your block!

Amy Verne said...

I use a light box when I paper piece. I like your color choices.

Jan said...

Ahhh I love the colors you've used! Makes me want to give this one a shot!

Pat said...

Love the block. Foundation piecing is not for me but I will admire from afar. :)

SIMPLESEW said...

One thing, I like Paper piecing and making the retro kitchen set from a Paper piecing hop, I am thinking thats what ya'll call Foundation piecing. but I didnt know that. I am getting better with it especially with the smallest areas when you are working with more than a star, more with an object like a tea pot. the block is lovely

KMSC said...

I like foundation piecing. I can stitch intricate patterns without templates. Your block is beautiful; great colors.
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Gill said...

Great pattern - I love the colours!
No tips as I'm a beginner!

Beth said...

I've never paper-pieced, but I'm gathering up my courage to begin. Seeing great results like yours is very motivating.

Lisa said...

I love this block, it has such potential. I love love love paper piecing. I think I just have a knack for it or something!

Helen Ernst said...

Ooh La La! Great pattern and colors. PP makes such wonderful sharp points! Would love to try this one!

Cecilia said...

I enjoy paper piecing, especially when I want sharp points. Pretty block! Thanks for the chance to win.

Tiffany said...

I'm still new to paper piecing - but absolutely love the looks that come with paper piecing! :D

Texas Quilting Gal said...

What a fun block! I love paper piecing bc points are so precise!

Kelly said...

Such a fun block! Great color choices! I've pinned it to my "Quilty Goodness" board on Pinterest (with proper credit, of course!). Feel free to follow me if you'd like: http://pinterest.com/lipglass/quilty-goodness/