Wednesday, June 3, 2009

My First Paper Pieced Quilt

Here's a picture of my first paper pieced quilt.  It's probably one of my favorite if not my absolute favorite quilt that I've made.  The blocks are from Carol Doak's 50 Fabulous Paper-Pieced Stars.  I took a class about 3-4 years ago at Quilter's Way in Concord, MA in learning how to paper piece.  We were only supposed to make one block, but I absolutely loved the colors and the block, so I made another 8 stars.  This was the first color combo that I made in the class.  You can see a close up of the border fabric, which was the inspiration for the colors that I used.  
After loving how everything was turning out, I made a block in this color combo. Two blocks turned into 3, then 4, then 5... I just couldn't stop I was loving how everything came out.  


  1. It looks fantastic! I really like how you get the center star forming! I have taken several classes with Carol and just absolutely love her!

  2. Very pretty star quilt and great colors.

  3. I love this quilt! I came across your blog and was happy to find another mid-20s quilter from MA! My friends think I'm 25 going on 70, so I'm glad I'm not the only one! Your piecing looks really nice - still haven't tried paper piecing yet. I guess I'm a little intimidated! haha. silly I know!