I've been working on a little project for you!
I wanted to make the feathered star foundation paper piecing templates that I've been enjoying so much available to you! Oh yeah, and it's FREE!! Get yours today!
I've had a lot of fun putting together different fabric combinations to make this block - some more successful than others - just being honest. ;) I've also tested out this block in three different sizes that are included in this one pattern: 8", 12" and 16".
What I really like about this method is that it includes the precision of foundation paper piecing. As I get more experienced in quilt-making, I've come to expect a certain level of point-matching and perfection. To be honest (again), I don't want the burden of being perfect. I'm trying to shed that. But at the same time, when I can use easy methods to get a great outcome, I don't consider that problem-level perfectionism. :) Why am I telling you this?
Back to the pattern, so: foundation paper-piecing is accurate, that we know. This pattern breaks down the seemingly complex block into somewhat small, easy-to-sew segments. Those segments are joined by easy straight seams to form a 9-patch before the whole block comes together. As the clever (or not - ha!) name so clearly indicates: there are no y-seams!
For me, I find straight seaming more comfortable and predictable, and I tend to get better results than when I sew y-seams. Better results make me happy!
I'd absolutely love to see the fabrics you use and how you incorporate this block into your quiltmaking! Share on Instagram using the hashtag: #noyseamfeatheredstar and feel free to tag me too, I'm @threadedquilting.
One more thing! As an extra bonus, I've created a closed group on Facebook if you'd like to join up and show us what you've got going on, ask questions or just chat about quilty things. I'd love to have you : Friends of Threaded Quilting Studio.