Donna and I have spent the last few days sewing and sewing and sewing. We're each making the same quilt. We're using some of the same fabrics and many different ones. Each of us needs 9 star blocks.
In the process of making the 9 star blocks and 120 flying geese ... we made a bit of a mess.
The original pattern, published in Australian Patchwork (August 2009) called for handpiecing. HANDpiecing?! No way!! I've never handpieced and I own 4 sewing machines - why in the world would I handpiece? Donna drafted a paperpieced pattern (3 per block). Paperpieced using a MACHINE ... much better idea!
Here are the blocks for my quilt.
And here are 70 out of the 120 geese blocks.