I know you are going to be shocked when I say that I want to use a star as my central block. I searched high and low for a paper piecing template that I could download as I would like for this to be more complex than my usual 8 point stars. There are apparently lots of really amazing paper pieced star pattern books, but I am not lucky to have one of those on hand. Instead, I found myself browsing time and time again Wombat Quilt's free paper piecing downloads.
There, Cath had an example Kaleidoscope star block. I was hooked.
I finally coaxed him off and finished my all so important coloring....
It seems a bit more "me". This paper pieced star will finish at 12 inches square. According to our QAL guidelines, I need to add a border to this block making it 15 inches OR turn it on point and add setting triangles. I think I'll choose a path once I have the block in front of me. These things tend to work themselves out.
But what fabrics will I use!?!? How about these?
I just hope I have enough of the red pin fabric. Fingers crossed! You'll see a little white print with black dots on the bottom of the fabric pull. Yes, I'm going to try once again to use an LV background. Who knows if I can get the hang of it this time. I will give it a try and you guys can tell me where/when I go wrong.
This week I will be piecing the central star. Until then, I am linking up with the MQG Ireland. If you want to see what others are planning for their medallion quilts, pop on over with me!