Exploding Star Paper pieced block by Lisalakejohnson

Summary

Category:
Quilting
Pattern:
Exploding star
Status:
Complete
Started:
2013-08-26T00:00:00Z
Finished:
2013-08-28T00:00:00Z
Tutorial:

Description


I have just recently learned how to paper piece from some great blogs out there on the interwebs!
 
I decided that I wanted to make my own pattern to see if I could do it.....well here it is!  I call it the Exploding Star!
 
I used just some scraps and grey kona cotton to create this block.  This was my first time free motion quilting an actual project.  I was super scared to do it, but I sucked it up and did it anyways.  Its not as smooth as I would like it to be, but I suppose that I just need to practice more and more.  Maybe one day I will actually do an entire quilt...If I can get the guts to do it!
Update 8/4/13 Holy cats! Last night, Craftsy posted my pattern on their Facebook page! So many likes and shares, and then sales started rolling in for my pattern! This afternoon, my pattern has trended to the number one spot for paid quilting patterns. (See the screenshots I added) I feel so humbled and lucky to have this experience, especially with this being the first pattern I have ever made! I really appreciate these social sites that support independents. :)

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Comments

True

OMG I love this and cannot believe this is new to you amazing and thanks for link to pattern!

Mymble

Really pretty- you did an incredible job!

Juline

This is beautiful! It's foundation piecing, right?

Lisalakejohnson

Yes it is!

Quilt455

The word that comes to mind is "wow". This is beautiful. Love your quilting too. I have only done one paper piecing but loved it.

True

I am now fixated on this...how hard a pattern is it? I have done paper piecing and no it says beginner but really?

Lisalakejohnson

I swear I am being perfectly honest when I say that this was only my third time making a paper pieced block! No joke!

True

Lisalakejohnson well I am going to have to buy your pattern and give it a try as I love it!

Lisalakejohnson

I would love to see it when you are done! I'm beyond excited!

Terrysim

Really striking colors. Once I get a few more projects finished up I would love to give this a try. Thanks for sharing!

Sewzalot

That is a beautiful star!!!

Quilterinmotion

This is a terrific block, Lisalakejohnson . You should be very proud of this design and I can't wait to buy the pattern and make it BUT I have to get some other commitments out of the way. LOVE LOVE LOVE it.

Rebeccajeffsmith

Lisa, your star is fabulous! great job, and your quilting looks pretty good, too!

True

Congratulations! I have not tried it yet but I bought your pattern a few days ago. Cannot wait to do one, or at least try!

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