Difficulty of block: difficult (to hold)
Number of pieces: 31
Method used: hand piecing
I can't believe I did it! I hand pieced (no paper piecing) the tiny inner star of Papa's Star. I cut each piece out separately and hand stitched them together. The little star is made up of seventeen tiny, tiny pieces and measures just 1-inch. Jane Stickle did it by hand, so I knew it was possible. It's not perfect, but I didn't expect perfect on my first try. Sure hope they don't get any smaller then that!
Brenda's draft of Papa's Star is quite different then how Jane made the original. Both Jane's inner and outer stars are on an angle. I decided not to redraft the pattern, as it looked scary enough as it was. I've listed G-6 on my sidebar as an oops! pattern.