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Summer Solstice Quilt

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!

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  • smalltownthread July 31, 2013, 3:01 pm

    I adore your star block! The color choices are so perfect!

    • QBee August 2, 2013, 11:59 pm

      Thank you! It’s a little out of my comfort zone, but it’s been fun to stretch myself.

  • the momma August 1, 2013, 2:01 pm

    What a great idea to combine the two quilts & use your favorite blocks!! This one looks fabulous. I’m trying my hand at foundation paper piecing, too, but I’m not sure I’m loving it just yet ~ it takes SO long!!

    • QBee August 3, 2013, 12:01 am

      Thank you so much! Paper piecing really does take forever, doesn’t it?! I just love the end results though 🙂

  • Schulz Family August 2, 2013, 8:27 am

    visiting from WIP Wednesday. Loving the star!

    • QBee August 3, 2013, 12:01 am

      Welcome! And thank you!

  • One English Teacher August 3, 2013, 12:37 am

    Beautiful! It looks like a block that you labored over for many hours because the details are so nice.

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