A couple of weeks ago, I saw a teaser (poster) at my local quilt shop for a class called "A Flock of Feathered Stars." This was a paper piecing class and I was intrigued. I had the book at home and loved the stars but I didn't have the time to do it. Here was a class held once a month, the first Tuesday of each month, we bring our sewing machines, do it at the quilt shop AND socialize with twelve other quilters! What a deal! I immediately signed up and we had our first class earlier this week and we paper pieced! Needless to say, I loved it!
A photo of the book is pictured to the left, A Flock of Feathered Stars by Carolyn Cullinan McCormick. It is a wonderful book full of paper pieced stars. They look difficult but they are not. I will say that you had better like paper piecing!
This is the block that we started with: Feathered Star No. 4. It was fun and not complicated. The block is 12" finished.
This BOM is an 18-month program. We will sew a block each month and make 3 blocks of the border. It really is fun.
I am current with the Threads of Time BOM. Well, I put the four blocks together for Month #8, Broken Star and Month #9, the Anvil block. Of course, I have not done the flying geese for them but they are not difficult when I use Studio 180 Design's Wing Clipper Ruler.
I enjoyed sewing the Broken Star Block. It was fun because it was a bit more complicated compared to the previous blocks. Of course, after a difficult block, a majority of the time an easier block is next, the Anvil. It was easier and fun but the background was directional.