Incredible Block from Hell by Dzirin

Summary

Category:
Quilting
Pattern:
Abby's star
Status:
Top Assembled
Started:
2014-06-21T00:00:00Z
Finished:
Tutorial:
None

Description

This block is #823, Abby's Star, from Quiltmaker's 100 blocks, Vol. 9, and designed by Carolyn McCormick.  It is paper-pieced and has 143 pieces!

Materials:
blue - stash, Moda Marbles
black print - Deco Pink Orbits 4DEC3 (Jason Yenter, In the Beginning) from Ruth's Stitchery, ColoSpgs
white optical print - Ruth's Stitchery
purple print - Ruth's Stitchery
large scale black print (border) - Deco, Ruth's Stitchery

Sample layout of triple border: 1 inch blue, 3/4 inch white, 3 inch large scale print.

Pictures

Loves

Gico
cally68
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Comments

Quilterinmotion

Those paper pieced blocks with many small pieces are challenging but what a sense of accomplishment when you complete it and it looks so amazing! Your block is fabulous!

HawkFan

You did a fantastic job on it!

Dzirin

Quilterinmotion HawkFan Thanks. I actually like paper-piecing and this block was very challenging. I met the designer, Carolyn McCormick, and bought her "add a quarter" tool that makes it a little easier.

cally68

That is beautiful! It would make a fantastic center medallion.

HawkFan

Dzirin I have the add a quarter ruler and I use it all the time.

True

Love this and wow!! beautiful job and patience of a saint!! I have the same ruler and love it...one of the tools I have found makes my life easier.

Caribousmom

Wow - what an amazing block with all those teeny tiny pieces!!! How big is the final block?

Charlie

You certainly met the challenge! Beautiful colors too. I love having the add-a-1/4 ruler. Love the title of the post too.

Dzirin

Caribousmom The final block is 12 inches square. That makes the smaller half-square-triangles 3/4 inch.

Caribousmom

OMG - that is amazing. I am in awe!!!

Quilterinmotion

It is amazing and without paper-piecing, who among us would try to make a 3/4 inch HST? That's why I'm sold on paper-piecing and I agree with you, Dzirin, the add-a-quarter is a useful quilter's tool in many arenas.

True

Love the three borders together...really pretty and ties in nicely.

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