Jen – “Sparkler” Fat Stack, a beautiful blend of Purple, Blue and Green Kona Solids
Jen says: I chose to paper piece my block. When paper piecing, make sure to use a smaller stitch length than what you would normally use when piecing. This enables the paper to be removed easier with less wear and tear on your fabric. My favorite Paper Piecing tools are a Sewline Glue Stick, Add-A-Quarter ruler, 28mm Rotary Cutter and Size 70 Microtex Sharp needles.
The center block (E1), I basted it to the foundation. I know what you’re thinking…why would I want to stitch this to a piece of paper for no reason? Basting it to the paper kept me from overstretching the fabric because the way this one gets assembled is not in a straight line. The joining seams are slightly angled. Basting it also gave me lines to sew on. To assemble this block you are sewing from point to point, not edge to edge. I re-pinned for the next angle at each point. If you sew slowly and carefully you’ll turn out a fabulous block!
Additional Block by Lisa K.
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