60 Fabulous Paper-Pieced Stars, 2nd Ed.: Includes 10 New National Parks Blocks

C&T. Sept. 2023. 144p. ISBN 9781644034026. pap. $24.95. CRAFTS
Doak has updated her popular 50 Fabulous Paper-Pieced Stars, based on the 50 U.S. states, with 10 new stars that reflect inspiration from some of the U.S. National Parks. This book focuses on the paper-piecing method that gives quilters ultimate precision and ensures sharp points. Included are clear instructions for first-time paper-piecers, plus patterns rated for beginner through accomplished quilters. A handy index gives the number of pieces—from 40 to 128—in each block and helps readers to select the appropriate level to try. Four copies of the paper foundation patterns will make one 12-inch star, and fabric needs are based on this size. In addition, the book gives directions for reducing or enlarging the patterns to make blocks that range from four to 15 inches in size. The stars themselves are gorgeous, and the additional patterns in this book make it worth investing in the second edition, which also demonstrates how to make a quilt from repeats of a single block.
VERDICT This volume by a star in the quilting world would enhance any quilting collection.
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