I’m officially dubbing this WIP the “Summer Solstice Quilt.” As I mentioned in my earlier post, my plan is to combine several stars from Faith @FreshLemon’s Summer Sampler and Solstice Stars Series. See what I did there? Summer Solstice Quilt. Mmm hmm.
Well, after weeks of procrastinating I finally broke ground on my project. This was my first time foundation paper piecing, and I was so intimidated! I am a creature of habit and paper piecing seemed completely counter-intuitive. I’m happy to report that everything went smoothly despite my worrying, and I had a lot of fun! I think paper piecing might be my new favorite thing — it was so satisfying to watch the little bits come together.
My first star in my Summer Solstice Quilt is the Star of Mystery. I am so thrilled with how it came out! Unfortunately, I’m having a tough time getting a photo that is true to color. The midnight navy is reading as black… maybe my camera is trying to tell me something about 2AM photo shoots.
I will say that this block was hugely time consuming. It took an hour and some change to cut the pieces, and then another couple of hours to complete the various sections. After investing all that time I decided to baste the segments together first — just to make sure that my points matched before joining them more permanently. I think the extra step paid off 🙂
|Star of Mystery, all finished!|
I’m feeling reinvigorated on this project. I can’t wait to start up my next block!
Linking up with Freshly Pieced and WIP Wednesday!