Mum and I just love Paper Piecing and have been addicted to it for many years. Recently it has had a resurgence and in contrast to our busy lifestyles it seems that the art of "slow stitching" is back on trend. Hexagons are the staple of paper piecing, but lots of other shapes can also be made using the same technique. Trihex shapes are so inspiring to me as different combinations can make so many different blocks. This simple yet stunning block uses just one Trihex shape to make both the star block and the heart blocks (and I have a clever trick to make the centre hexagon out of the same paper as well). A pretty design that can be used in so many ways. Applique it onto fabric for a doll or mini quilt, turn it into a bag or a cushion or anything else you can dream up.
My 3 year old daughter and I love to lie on the trampoline and look up at the night sky, we have been known to grab my largest quilt in winter and brave the chill as the stars are at their brightest. Many a wish has been made to those stars (especially when I was faced with Melanoma earlier in the year, I am sure I will blog about that one day). We point out the brightest stars and little miss 3 knows her favourite already. This block is inspired by those stars in night sky and the wishes of love that we have made to them.
This comprehensive pattern is written in an easy to follow format (great for beginners) and comes with photographs for each step. We also have kits available in the pretty pink and aqua florals, the pink and mauve Liberty Tana Lawn combination as well as the specially curated Molly and Mama Liberty Tana Lawn colourway.
The kit includes absolutely everything to make the block including all the fabric for the top, back and binding as well as the papers and arcylic template, ric and rac, wadding and our pattern. This kit makes the perfect gift or is great to take on holidays for some slow stitching. Our kits can be purchased here.
I was so excited when the amazing Lauren from Molly and Mama agreed to make my block using some very pretty Liberty Tana Lawn fabrics. Lauren chose to make a mini quilt, it makes me so happy to see that it is hanging on her amazingly pretty wall. Follow Molly and Mama on Instagram and read her blog for amazing inspiration and the prettiest patterns.
If you have never tried paper piecing, I urge you to give it a try, I promise you will fall in love. Happy Sewing Eve