To start, I stitched a basic red and white block that matched the vision of the block I had before starting, which still stuns me in its clean lines and simplicity. I love how it turned out and want a whole quilt of them!
...and of course, I had to modify the pattern to include a skinny outlined version, too.
One of my favorite aspects of paper-piecing is the way that you can make a pattern completely your own by fabric choice and placement. Who says you have to follow the model the designer posts?
For instance, this next block is a scrappy version of the first shot of this post:
Do you notice that each point of the sun could be extended to create a bold pinwheeling version if there were different fabrics instead of the background color? Sometimes, secondary shapes emerge based on the seam lines. Regardless of the pattern, you can change up values (light and dark) to make a completely different block.
Craftsy pattern store or Etsy, complete with two sets of templates (for both the basic and outlined versions), a planning sheet, some color placement options, and basic paper-piecing instructions. Stitch up some sunshine!