Monday, July 15, 2019

Summer Sampler 2019 :: Fierce

I may have gulped when I saw that last week's Summer Sampler emphasis was on tiny piecing. I needn't have worried though. The block, "Fierce," was designed by Kitty/nightquilter, and her pattern was flawless.

That's not to say that first very tiny (1 7/8"!!!) star block didn't take some serious focus. I certainly wasn't the only one to experience it as the smallest block we'd ever paper-pieced. The second star, using the tiny one as its center, was still pretty small (4 1/2") but not as fiddly. And I'll confess I swapped out the print from my swatch card, and I'm really glad I did, as the scale of the planned one just wouldn't have worked as well. 

I wasn't sure about the fabric used for those center points in the largest star, but all I had to do was get out a couple of my previous blocks and I was satisfied. Nothing like a little reassurance to keep you going.

Week 7: Sparkler [transparency]     Week 6: Cul de Sac [curves]
Week 5: Rope Twist [paper-piecing]     Week 4: Victorian Tile [nested seams]
Week 3: Curious Crossing [improvisational piecing]
 Week 2: Pixelations [half-square triangles]     Week 1: Spring Fever [precision piecing]


  1. I think I would have had heart failure on the teensiest star, but it turned out beautifully. The overall block is really stunning--yours is the first I've seen, and now I'll look forward to watching all the rest pop up!

  2. I can understand why that teensy block is called "Fierce." You MUST be fierce in your determination to make it. I would have backed down. Glad you faced it though because it sure turned out cute!

  3. Wow! Death by piecing. I guess if you must then you must.
    And as usual your piecing is great.

  4. such patience! absolutely love your block & the fabrics.

  5. Fantastic block. Don't think I could do something soooo tiny to start with!!

  6. Fantastic choices as usual! Can't wait to see more blocks from you.

  7. So far all the blocks have been amazing. But this one is gorgeous. It might have something to do with the tiny center block...that helps, but the colors and fabric placement are spot on! My favorite block thus far!

  8. I love all of the blocks! I Hope you will have a BOM in 2020, I hope to join.