Amy's Dancing Stars Quilt-Along project is designed to be foundation pieced. Before I jump in I thought I might like to piece it traditionally. An Etsy seller has even created acrylic templates for it. I know that if I do piece it traditionally that I will have to starch all of my fabric. These pieces have LOTS of bias edges.
I needed a sample block to test it out.
If I do decide to piece it traditionally I will likely just use paper templates taped to the back of my rotary ruler. I start by cutting strips (2" in this case) and then use the template to cut the piece.
Here are all of the pieces arranged. I used some scrap fabrics for my test block. These aren't the colors of my quilt.
Really close! It's hard to see but the block is a little short on the right side but I think I would get more accurate results if I starch all of my fabric. Now I have to decide if I prefer starching at the beginning or removing paper at the end.
Hmm.......back with a decision and the start of the project soon.
Also, I want to make sure you all know that yesterday's Thankful Thursday psot is open to everyone so please enter to have a chance to win these great note cards that Pamela made.