Virtual Quilting Bee - Eren
August 24, 2009
I am trying to finish up my blocks for the Virtual Quilting Bee. This one is for Eren, who sent the leafy print on the bottom left and the yellow and white print on the top left, as well as the off white solid. I took a good look at the our flickr group and picked some other prints that I thought would go well with the other finished blocks. I didn't have enough of the off white to put it in the center so I chose this aqua out of my stash.
This was my first attempt at paper piecing. I used the great instructions found here by Christina at The Sometimes Crafter. It was easier than I had anticipated and now I wonder why I waited so long to try it. I can totally see this block done in three monochromatic solids - wouldn't that be cool?
This is fantastic! I love the movement.
Posted by: jess | August 24, 2009 at 02:47 PM
That is totally lovely! I am loving the blue star center with the patterned pieces on the sides. Fantastic.
Posted by: Shannon | August 24, 2009 at 02:47 PM
you are so cool. i love it!
Posted by: carol | August 24, 2009 at 02:49 PM
wow, this is awesome!
Posted by: Tracy | August 24, 2009 at 02:56 PM
This is a great block! I think it would be fantastic in a green monochromatic color scheme like you mentioned!
Posted by: Kate Mills | August 24, 2009 at 02:59 PM
I really love this! I have a quilt block post planned for later today...great minds and all :)
Posted by: beki | August 24, 2009 at 02:59 PM
this is cool! i love star-like squares.
i have a question, does the paper just act as a guide/template or does it literally get sew in? if so does it stay in? i've always been curious about paper piecing.
Posted by: kristin | August 24, 2009 at 03:09 PM
That is SO nice!!!
Posted by: Audrie | August 24, 2009 at 03:11 PM
Posted by: Isa | August 24, 2009 at 03:22 PM
That looks really neat!
Posted by: Wendy | August 24, 2009 at 03:28 PM
That's cool. You can do so many amazing things with paper piecing and your corners are dead on accurate! Good job!
Posted by: Ana Kreutzer | August 24, 2009 at 03:55 PM
Posted by: Stacy | August 24, 2009 at 03:55 PM
beautiful block! I love the colors you chose.
Posted by: larissa | August 24, 2009 at 04:37 PM
ooo...pretty...I'm such a big fan of white backgrounds at the moment...and I see some of the katie's jump rope fabric from my stash is in your square too!
It makes me want to break mine out and do something with it. :)
Posted by: Annalia | August 24, 2009 at 05:00 PM
I love the nautical-ness of this block. It is for Eren after all!
Posted by: Mama Urchin | August 24, 2009 at 07:49 PM
Posted by: Dana | August 24, 2009 at 07:57 PM
So neat. I get very inspired by your gifts - and I mean the word in every sense.
Posted by: amy | August 24, 2009 at 09:31 PM
Lots of movement to this block. Love it!
Posted by: Carla | August 25, 2009 at 09:44 AM
That is really gorgeous! Love the aqua!
Posted by: brandy | August 25, 2009 at 10:26 AM
ooo. I like it. I think she will too.
Posted by: Andrea | August 25, 2009 at 10:27 AM
Posted by: Holly | August 25, 2009 at 11:22 AM
Looks fantastic - glad the instructions helped!
Posted by: Christina | August 25, 2009 at 12:43 PM
I'm thinking of using this block for my month of a virtual quilting bee!
Posted by: Beth | August 25, 2009 at 04:08 PM
holy moly (moley?) i love this so much. and everything you do, really.
Posted by: melissa f. | August 25, 2009 at 06:26 PM
it is a beautiful block...looks like a LOT of work. but it's gorgeous.
Posted by: Sandy | August 26, 2009 at 07:48 AM
i am in awe of your sewing.
Posted by: leslie | August 26, 2009 at 08:56 AM
Wow- that's an awesome block! I'll be doing my first paper piecing soon on an upcoming block on the month at my local quilt shop quilt-along. I've avoided them so far...
Posted by: ali | August 26, 2009 at 03:02 PM
Very cute! I saw her tutorial a couple of weeks ago but it never occurred to me to use a different center fabric. Very smart!
Posted by: Jackie | August 27, 2009 at 10:16 PM
rock star block - I've never seen one like it. Love it!!
Posted by: cyd | August 28, 2009 at 11:28 AM
Love it. I have been wanting to try a quilting block myself.
Posted by: Mama Veg | August 30, 2009 at 09:59 AM
Oh my gosh, Erin, this is amazing! Wow. I'm blown away!
I only have one square to complete ... it's so close ... I can't believe I'm not there yet. LOL.
Posted by: Grace | August 30, 2009 at 10:07 PM
Oh my friend...I could just cry...it is beautiful. Really, I could. But Im a total emotional mess right now anyway. This just made my day!!! Thank you a million times over.
Posted by: Eren | August 31, 2009 at 09:24 AM
have I told you that I love this block? I love this block. Loverly.
Posted by: Annalia | September 01, 2009 at 09:54 PM
i love the block. it looks fabulous!
Posted by: amandajean | September 01, 2009 at 11:44 PM
i love the fabrics and fluidity of this block, beautifully crafted!
Posted by: gardenmama | September 03, 2009 at 08:58 PM
I love your quilt patterns!! So energetic and fun! :)
Posted by: featherbed | September 12, 2009 at 08:40 PM