My Harlequin Stars…………..

Hi Everyone…………the weekend is approaching  and I am loving my completed  foundation pieced Harlequin Star!

Harlequin Stars 1r

My local quilting group Bayside Quilters Inc  organized a foundation piecing workshop sometime ago.   I love the accuracy of  foundation piecing and wanted to  add a new technique to my quilting skills.  The workshop was focused on a foundation pieced  pattern, Harlequin Stars, designed and written by the lovely Emma Jansen of  Ballarat Patchwork.   The pattern can be sewn with any paper piecing method, however, the workshop focused on a freezer paper technique with a difference.   Essentially,  the freezer paper is folded back at the seam lines  and the fabric is stitched close to the folded edge of the paper.  The benefits are that the freezer paper can be reused multiple times and there is no need to rip paper away from the stitching lines.  Weeks had passed by and my  foundation piecing focus waivered until it was resumed with the love of the Fussy Cut Square Swap that I posted recently.

Now the cutting board is out and more stars are on the way to make this beautiful pattern…………..

Harlequin Stars Pattern r

The quilt pattern has been photographed with permission of Emma Jansen. 

If you are interested in this pattern check out Emma’s shop here!  There is a 50% off sale on this pattern at the moment.  It is back to the cutting board for me !!   I will keep you up to date with my progress………….

I am linking this post  up with  Needle & Thread Thursday at My Quilt Infatuation[Amy’s] Crafty Shenaningins for TGIFF,   Can I Get a Whoop Whoop at Confessions of A Fabric Addict, Kirsty at Quiet Play and  Crazy Mom Quilts Finish It Up Friday

As always,  thank you for stopping by.  Wherever you are in the world have a fabulous weekend!

Sew Happy…………………………..Marie x

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18 thoughts on “My Harlequin Stars…………..

  1. Dropping by from TGIFF and CIGAWW – this block just pops with those gorgeous colours against the white background. I do a lot of paper piecing but had never heard of folding the paper back and sewing close to the fold – what a great idea to not have to rip away the paper, well worth a try and I’m so glad I dropped by :)

  2. Our guild’s block of the month is “star” blocks–any old star you want to make goes! Your Harlequin Star caught my eye in my blog feed. I love it! It’s so different. I doubt I’ll attempt it but I love the inspiration. :)

  3. I love your Harlequin Star- your colour and fabric choices are ‘spot-on’! BTW – thank you Marie for your sweet comment on my blog about my Feathers quilt! (You are a no-reply commenter). cheers Suz

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