Friday, April 14, 2017

Bound and determined this time around

I cannot put these quilt blocks away again.

To refresh your minds, I have been working sporadically on Hearts and Hands for EONS!!!

Here's a close up of the blocks.

When I recently pulled this UFO out of the bowels of my sewing closet, I went on a binge of making 31 paper pieced star burst blocks.  I nearly burned myself out; and this is where I probably would have put it away "again" for a year or two.  Those 31 blocks are done and added to the rest of the star burst blocks that I had already done.

There are 52 here.  Oh!  When I looked at the pattern, I was supposed to have 53.  Oh no!  I have to make another one of those?!!

Well, as I was  looking over my blocks, I found that I had one extra of a star burst that has just a few spires.  Ok.....I have decided to go with that and not make an extra one.  Thank goodness!

As I have been completing blocks (in the past), I have been pinning them to the pattern, so I am going to show you what I have completed so far.

These are some more paper pieced star bursts with a medium amount of spires and one applique block on this page.  

Here are all the other pages.  Where there is nothing.....I have to make one or more blocks. 

Do you get the idea that I have left the more complex blocks to last?  Yeah....that's probably what I did.

I have kept my working stash with the blocks.

I am really going to try and not add to this.  There should be enough fabric to complete 22 more blocks.  Wouldn't you say?

OK....wish me luck!


  1. Such an ambitious project. All these star blocks! Will be quite an accomplishment when complete but quite an accomplishment to have gotten this far and with such perfect looking blocks.

  2. I'm so glad that you are determined to finish this on! It motivates me to keep at some of my older UFO's!
    (Anonymous) Sharon


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