If you are looking for my paper piecing tutorial video, CLICK HERE
Over the July 4th Sew In weekend, I had two extra days off. I made this new sample for my bookshelf pattern. We will be showing it at tonight’s guild meeting, because it’s the pattern I will be using for the next in our skill builders series of classes. Paper piecing! I pulled out some batik scrap strips and quickly realized I didn’t have any brown fabric for the wood of the shelf. Luckily, I did have a red bamboo print that worked very nicely! Now it will match my red and white sewing room after it has done it’s job, hanging as a sample at the shop.
I have three J4SI winners and they will be receiving this pattern. *Drumroll*
@DDRQuilter, @Blessed2Quilt, and @AmyJoDubya
This pattern will also be available through Craftsy, starting this afternoon, so if you didn’t win, go get one! My free tulip pattern was downloaded 466 times.. If this pattern sees even a fraction of that action, I’ll be thrilled! I’m looking forward to seeing all the creativity you guys add to this pattern. The best part of designing quilt patterns is seeing what you all do with them. <3
The blocks finish at 5″
I kept them small for two reasons.. so that each will fit on a printed page, (there are 16 blocks) and I just love small blocks! The size doesn’t make it more difficult to piece. Quite the opposite is true. Foundation paper piecing is much easier if you aren’t trying to fumble around with a large piece of paper. I even have a couple brand new beginners who don’t even sew yet, that are thinking of taking this class. I’m totally confident I can have them sewing blocks on their own by the end of the class day. They made need to then take another class on borders and bindings, and one on machine quilting, but this will at least get them started making a top.
Feel free to have them enlarged 200% if you want them bigger. Or, for a bigger quilt, simply make more of them.
Click the picture to go to the Craftsy pattern page.