Five Point Star with Foundation Piecing

29 Aug

I’ve finished my LMQG challenge for this month using foundation piecing and loved doing it:)  The central pentagon and star points were all done with this method.  Putting the star and the surrounding black material together proved quite tricky and it is not perfect, but I think the over all effect of the design works pretty well.

Tips I found out along the way:

Use a small stitch size, this makes it easier to tear the paper away when finished

Use thin paper – again easier to tear, to see your design and it doesn’t blunt your needle so quick

Make your strips bigger than you think so you don’t end up with less than quarter inch seam to sew with – I did some unpicking at first

It’s a fun and easy method with fab results – I like it A LOT:)



7 Responses to “Five Point Star with Foundation Piecing”

  1. Charlotte August 29, 2012 at 6:51 pm #

    bloody hell! that’s amazing!!!!!

  2. Pennie August 29, 2012 at 6:58 pm #

    Oh good grief! I am so not even sitting in the same room as you on Sunday!! In fact I might go go Fortnum and Mason instead of Liberty….. It’s amazing, as always!

  3. Patti August 29, 2012 at 10:14 pm #

    Stunning nothing else is good enough to describe this.

  4. Shevvy August 31, 2012 at 11:51 am #

    That is fantastic, no one else will see the tiny mistakes!

  5. Colette September 1, 2012 at 7:53 pm #

    Wow that’s fantastic – I need to make sure I don’t go after you on Sunday! Love your parcel from your Mum too, just beautiful. x

  6. Lori September 17, 2012 at 7:32 am #

    oh wow… that is GORGEOUS. Stumbled across it by accident while surfing…. where do I find this pattern?

  7. Anne February 13, 2014 at 9:48 pm #

    truly beautiful. do you know where I could find the foundations for this, or did you work them out yourself.

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