|44" x 44" Feathered Star Baby Quilt, Designed in EQ8|
|Same Quilt, This Time With Novelty Prints|
|And This One in Kaffe Fassett Collective Prints|
I was inspired to go wandering off on this tangent by my friend Julie's gorgeous Feathered Star baby quilt in progress over at Pink Doxies. Julie designed her quilt in EQ7 and is struggling with the feathered triangle points, and when I suggested paper piecing them she said something like she'd "rather give birth to a rhinoceros without an epidural than paper piece," so I was curious about how EQ software would divide a quilt block like this for paper piecing, and whether or not paper piecing it really WOULD be worse than childbirth.
The borders I put on my feathered star quilt are easy to paper piece in one section, and since the software calculates the sizes there's zero chance that I would mess them up and have to redo anything. So I'm selecting the center of the quilt, the feathered star block, and asking EQ8 to generate foundation paper piecing patterns for me to print.
|EQ8 Has Divided My Block Into Foundation Piecing Sections|
|Fitting Foundation Pattern Sections to my Printer Pages|
My friend Julie's quilt design doesn't have a LeMoyne Star in the center of the feathered star, though. Hers is more similar to this design:
|Yet Another Feathered Star Baby Quilt Variation|
|EQ8 Has Divided My Block Into Paper Piecing Sections|
|EQ8 Automatic Print Layout|
|My Revised Print Layout, No Taping Necessary|
So now I'm curious. How many of you out there have PaperPiecingPhobia? Would anyone like me to actually MAKE this quilt and show you here on my blog how easy it is? If so, let me know in the comments! (We all know I'm just looking for someone to give me an excuse to chase another squirrel, right?) Although this would be yet another new project, I did finish something last week... And this would be a manageable, 44" square baby quilt that would be pieced and moved onto my longarm frame relatively quickly...