Monday, February 20, 2012

~ Paper Passion ~

I have mentioned before how much I love "paper-piecing." For you non-quilters out there, this is a method to guarantee crisp points on even teeny pieces. You actually sew on the lines on a piece of paper ... and then you spend a great deal of time ripping the paper off.

But that's beside the point.

These pictures are of a sample of paper piecing blocks I did to advertise the class (on paper-piecing) that I was teaching.

Let me assure you that I wouldn't be able to handle these teensy-weensy pieces of fabric without this technique. (Although there are quilter who do and they have my undying admiration.)

I even did these Flying Geese blocks (easily done without using paper-piecing) to showcase the possibilities.

All of the blocks I used for that sample came from this book by Carol Doak. I just printed out the patterns off the CD and was able to pick the size I wanted. Way too much fun.

That isn't to say that I haven't designed my own paper-pieced blocks like these houses (seen in completion here) ...

... or this New York Beauty block (seen in completion here.)

Right now I am working on a quilt for my latest granddaughter. Her middle name is June. She is as cute as a bug in a rug. The letter blocks came from my Carol Doak CD.

The rest of the quilt will come from these fabrics.

Stay tuned.

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  1. Love your houses, I am just about to embark on my first paper-pieced block on the Littlest Thistle's Foundation Paper Piecing for the Terrified Course. Your blocks are wonderful inspiration, thanks!

  2. Stopping by from the Girl Creative Blog Hop!

  3. Well I came over to visit your post from the Potpourri Party at 2805, but I became enamored and couldn't stop reading. Thought I'd pause on this post to leave a comment that I love your blog, love your quilts, your turquoise, and your granddaughter :) Thanks for sharing the beauty in your world with us. Hugs ~ Mary