The incremental changes to the Monday Mystery continue. Last Monday, we put together the small 1/2 square triangles. I'm still auditioning corner settings, while I wait for the official plan. Today the next clue will, I hope, finish the blocks and then it will just be borders left to go.
The other blocks on the wall are from Dancing with the Stars. The March package is available, and the first of two blocks is complete. This one is Viennese Waltz, and Polka will join it soon.
I was a bit worried about this block of the month. I don't do paper piecing in general. I tried it several years ago, and it was a complete disaster, so I swore off the whole thing and have studiously avoided any project that required paper piecing since then. However, I fell in love with this quilt when I saw it, and I just couldn't pass it up. So, I am commited to 30 blocks, paper pieced. Last month, I cheated. The block was pretty simple, so I converted it to regular piecing, and put together those 3 connecting blocks. But the star blocks are not going to work that way. So, this weekend I jumped in. Drawing on my vague memory of my last attempt at paper piecing, I carefully cut the pieces, reduced the stitch length on my machine, and made one part of the first block.
Imagine my surprise when it actually came out correctly, and all the points matched. Eight more block sections, and I was able to assemble my first ever paper pieced block! Now I can't wait to start block number 2. And I'll even do next month's connecting blocks with paper piecing.
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