Spinning Stars

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I do declare - English paper piecing is a wonderful project for transitions. I’ve taken it on the train, several times. Tossed my project bag on the edge of sofa after sofa. Traveled with just a few pieces that unfurl into one new star after another. The task seems to add quiet moments to my days.

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I have two new blocks to show you, but I suppose this one took the most concentration. The blue star center is made up of a Anna Maria Horner Loominous plaid print. With careful cutting and stitching, it creates a sort of pinwheel center. I like!

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I’ve also completed a darker block, featuring Kim Knight raccoons and more Loominous stripes. In fact, I think stripes are making their way into every one of my Ice Cream Soda EPP blocks! Isn’t that funny? I’m always thinking “fussy cut” when I choose my fabrics. Apparently, I can’t resist the directionality that stripes bring.

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My next block (also with stripes!) is inviting me to slow down my body and my mind. Hand sewing seems to be something I avoid, but then don’t want to stop once I’ve started. Spinning stars - it’s magic! Once again I’m thankful for this grounding project. Thanks, Tales of Cloth, for creating such a special pattern.