Wednesday, May 8, 2013

paper piecing

One fun thing about testing blocks for Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks is the variety of techniques I get to try. You might paper piece one block, then applique the next.  Lately I've been getting into paper piecing, and I love how precise and crisp points can be!  I signed up for a pp class this summer with Penny Layman (of sew take a hike)! Yay! I also just joined a paper piecing bee on flickr. (because I am insane and think I have way more free time than I actually do.)

This paper pieced block is called Santa Fe Star, for obvious reasons :) Block #615 by Eileen Fowler. I'm going to quilt it and make a pillow for my Nana, who loves this kind of stuff.

another block that used some paper piecing is #621, Point Taken, by Pam McMahon.  I hadn't thought of combining paper piecing with patchwork, but it's an easy way to make those triangle points!

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Sara said...

i think u are hooked on pp like me!

Marie said...

Your blocks turned out so cute! Just started paper piecing myself and it is soo addictive!


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