Things have been pretty hectic lately. I'm sure you know how that goes! It is the end of my semester and that is what always happens. Anyhow, I have managed to sneak in time to put together a paper-pieced star block for a friend of ours who is graduating from high school. She is a close friend and has been swimming with the girls for years. She lives in Oklahoma and will be attending college up there this fall. She is valedictorian of her class too! This block is full of little meanings for her. I chose a star because Torie has always been a shining friend to the girls. She was right there when Jessica was so very ill. And she is a "star" in many other ways as she has so many talents. The "bubble" fabric for water-both swimming (how we all met) and the Christian symbol fabric for her to remember to keep Christ by her side and to follow His lead. The colors of the block are blue and purple for loyalty and faith of which she has a lot. Inside the star are other colors too and movement for Torie is full of life and fun and has a full future ahead of her.
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As far as the paper piecing goes. This was the first time, I have ever done such a large block using this method. It was harder than I realized it would be to put the paper-pieced sections together. I think it takes some practice and perhaps knowledge of some tricks (?)! All in all, I think it came out fair and if i did another, I'm sure I learned from my first experience!
Congratulations to all of our graduates!