Friday, April 29, 2016

Quilt Focus : Prismatic Star

Perhaps the easiest paper piecing pattern I have ever done was the Prismatic Star. It's 48 - 2 1/2" strips, 1 1/8 yards of leading, and 2 1/2 yards of background...and absolutely amazing. It's fast and fun, and a great beginner project if you are new to paper piecing. Plus it has smart corners, so the final line up is easy peasy. I've been lucky enough to teach this one a bunch of times, and am always amazed that no matter whether you use a Judy Bali Pop (with 48 pieces) or a regular one, or whatever you have from your stash, it comes out amazing. I've has students do this one in Christmas, Halloween, Batiks, Kona Solids, and even hand dyed fabrics.

Here are just a few samples....
My original made with a Judy Bali Pop, and Sapphire leading and Cabana background.

The same bali pop, but with a Grape leading, and a turquoise and purple butterfly print.

A Terra regular bali pop, with Breeze as the lightest value, and Moonstruck as the darkest.

That same Judy Bali pop, with Raven leading, and Celery background.

That same Judy pop, with black leading, and Orchid background.

And a couple in process shots....on the long arm....

just before trimming....

A closeup of the diamonds....

Made with a Lorikeet Bali Pop, and a couple of replacement sections.

I'm just waiting for someone to do one in reproductions!!!!

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