Just wanted to share the little quilt I make for Doll Quilt Swap 13! When you are given a partner you are also given their likes and dislikes. My partner said she liked optical illusion quilts. That threw me a little bit because I've never made something like that before. So I set to work to find a pattern that I could figure out!
I decided to try this paper pieced star I found on Craftsy called Good Luck Star. I love stars and I love how it had a rounded affect. I have only tried paper piecing once, so I knew it could be a challenge, but I was up for it. I chose bright fun colors and decided on a text background fabric.
It took a few tries to get comfortable with the process of paper piecing. It's like doing everything backwards! But the result of paper piecing really is amazing. I can see why people get hooked on it. It allows you to be so precise and make really incredible art that you wouldn't be able to otherwise.
For the quilting I followed the lines of each section of the star. I appliqued a hexagon in the center of the star and then outlined that. It worked out really cool in the center!
Along the scrappy border I did a simple up and down continuous pattern. And outlined the red outline.
All in all it was a great project! I enjoyed working on my paper piecing skills, working with fabulous fabrics and getting a project completed! What can I say, swaps are fun!