Rainbow Paper Piecing Coming Together

Well I finished up the other three paper pieced blocks yesterday evening. And put it all together today. I ummed and aahed over whether to put it together like the tutorial or switch it up a bit. In the end I decided to walk my own walk and do it backwards lol!! So instead of creating a star, I made a hidden square!


Here it is without the black borders.  You can see how it was meant to look if you pop over to the tutorial at Add-Crafter


This was my first foray into paper piecing. I loved how perfect everything looks.  Buy I really hated tearing all that paper off the back lol!!


That's a lot of little bits!!


Now to decide on quilting. At first I thought I would do straight lines coming out from the centre just in the black sections. But then another idea popped into my head. When I first looked at the block it looked like one of those optical illusions with a rainbow square hiding behind the black cross (that reminds me of the Maltese cross). So I did wonder about quilting the rest of the cross in across the black cross to aide the illusion. Then continue quilting squares in the border. Now to decide whether to use plain black thread or variegated rainbow thread?  Any thoughts on colours or quilting appreciated...

In other news we have had a super busy week of school holidays with two fun trips added into the mix: Harry Potter World; and the Lion King Musical. Both were brilliant!

Just uploaded a Tour of my Craft Room if you'd like to sneak a peak:



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