Friday, 6 May 2016

Hasenbach Challenge Blocks

I am really pleased to be able to show you some more blocks that I have completed for the Hasenbach Challenge.  I think the last time I posted about this block of the month challenge was back in February when I had completed the 'Rising Star' pattern which was one of the February star blocks that had been released by Claudia.


Arrowhead Star

The other February star was one called the 'Arrowhead Star' which I wasn't sure that I would be able to complete being new to foundation paper piecing. However, I am pleased to say that I did manage to complete the second February star and have now also completed the two stars that were released in April. 


Best of All


Blazing Star

These were called 'Best of All' and 'Blazing Star'.  I do still struggle with this technique, so the stars are far from perfect.  However, I am learning a lot and I think that it is getting a bit easier each time I piece a block.



I don't think I am ready to piece the buildings that form the alternate months of the challenge as they are a lot more complicated.  I think I will keep to the star blocks for the moment! Have a lovely weekend! 

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  1. Wow! They look great. I especially like the first one in the photo.

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    1. Thank you! I am very pleased that I managed to get them finished! Christine x

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  2. Hi Christine,your blocks are amazing ,I am so enjoying seeing these xx

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    1. Thank you Shez! I really struggle with paper piecing, so I am pleased to have managed to finish them! Christine x

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  3. I like your stars a lot, and I am happy you stuck with it. The more you sew, the better it goes. And soon you will be able to tackle a house also!
    KATRIN W.

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    1. Thank you Katrin! You have been a lot of help and inspiration! Christine x

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  4. These stars don't look easy at all, even with paper-piecing -which isn't in my "favourites" list either...- You have done a wonderful job with these! Regards, Ariadna.

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    1. Thank you Ariadna! I did struggle with getting the finished! I am improving with this technique, so I will keep trying! Christine x

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  5. Your stars look good! I like all of them, but the Blazing Star looks almost 3 dimensional.
    Cathy

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    1. Thank you Cathy! I liked the Blazing Star too and it wasn't too difficult to put together! Christine x

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  6. Paper piecing can be tricky, but once you get the hang of it you'll find it's pretty easy. Do tackle the house blocks because I'll bet you'll be happy with them.

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    1. Thank you Mary Anne! It is always nice to have some encouragement! I think it is me.... I have a great deal of difficulty having to work back to front.... it is getting better though! Christine x

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  7. Oh my goodness--those blocks look very challenging--you did a wonderful job of piecing!

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    1. Thank you Karen! Some of them were a bit of a challenge but I got them finished so I feel quite pleased with them! Christine x

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  8. This are so wonderful Blocks. I am not part of this challenge, but i love it.

    Happy Mother's Day

    Iris

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    1. Thank you Iris! I was pleased that I managed to stitch them! Happy Mother's Day to you too! Here in the UK we celebrated earlier in the year, in March. Christine x

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  9. Dear Christine, your stars look great! And it is good to stick with the blocks which look more makeable. I am sure soon you will manage to sew the houses to!
    Hugs martina

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    1. Thank you Martina! The stars are already quite a challenge so I will stick to them for the moment! Hope you had a lovely weekend! Christine x

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  10. These are lovely! I LOVE the first one.

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    1. Thank you Renee! I did struggle with some of these but I was pleased that I finished them! Christine x

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