This makes a 12" block, and is paper pieced!

Click here for the paper piecing template!

The first thing that I would recommend that you do, is go to the Practice Paper Piecing Page.  When you feel comfy with paper piecing, come on back and try the Eight Pointed Star Variation 2 Block! You will need to print out four copies of each of the two units needed per block you want to make on very lightweight paper. Fat Quarters will be plenty!

When you are done paper piecing the eight units...join them as quadrants, and then join the four quadrants as a block, as shown at left...using as always those SCANT 1/4" seams! Alternate pressing directions with each addition...




Here's another four by five quilt, with a pieced border, quarter squares in the four corners, and a thin binding...Reminds me of the fourth of July!

Happy Quilting People!

Marcia :o)

Here's Tessa's!  Gayle's  Beve's!  Susan's!

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April 27 2001 Marcia Hohn

Traditional Block

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