|Paper pieced tree pattern designed for the Free Spirit Quilt-a-thon.|
I am sooooo excited to be involved with my very first quilt that is a group effort to complete that was with a bunch of wonderful quilters from all over and many know and have heard of. My job was to design my very own pattern and tutorial in a 6 inch block size using the fun fabric shown below by FreeSpirit Fabric, (this free quilt block pattern is also available as a PDF on their Free Spirit Fabric site). So after working through several different designs floating around in my head I thought why not use the 15 degree ruler designed by Erin Underwoods Creative Grids 15 Degree Quilting Ruler Link to Amazon that I had recently purchased. This ruler is so exciting to me the designs ideas seem endless. (These rulers can also be found @ Erin Underwood's awesome quilting site).
So please don't be nervous about paper piecing, I had NEVER done it until I made this pattern and I taught myself how to do it by reading up on it and watching some YouTube videos. This is a link to my favorite video on YouTube that really explained it to me best regarding paper piecing. So after making a simple tree design on paper and numbering it, I was ready to go. This is what I came up with :-)
|Updated block, same pattern & fabric which I|
think highlights the fabric better!
You will need one of these rulers, which already has at least 12 patterns designed for it's use!
Let the fun begin, I hope my pictures and descriptions explain everything you need to know. Click on any of the photos to see them enlarged. :-)
|1st Option also shown :-)|
|Sewn together, next step is to cut down to a 6" block!|
Pic Below: THIS WAS A HUGE BEGINNER'S NERVOUS MISTAKE it was should be 6 1/2" unfinished (Covers face, I was right the first time....ahhhhh)
I really like the Christmas trees and how you did your block.ReplyDelete
Thanks sooooo much Sandi, that means a lot! Do you think you will try making it yourself? :)Delete
Spectacular I love the fabric choices and you did such a nice job with the description...ReplyDelete
Hugs, thank you sooooo much Sally! It was exciting and nerve racking at the same time, trying to make things just so...phewww 1st one under my belt now :-) hahaDelete
This is a very pretty block. Thanks for the fantastic tutorial.ReplyDelete
I can see this as a Christmas pillow with snowmen edging
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Thanks soooo much Lori, I can picture exactly what you are talking about! :-) Christmas is only a few months away, now that is a scary thought...haha :-)Delete
Arrived here via Sally's Quilting Corner post. That is a very pretty block. I am going to learn paper piecing next month and I'll have to watch the YouTube video before I go to the class. Thanks for posting the info.ReplyDelete
Thanks for letting me know how you found my blog, thanks for visiting! I watched a many of videos on youtube and that really was my favorite one. It seemed to really simplify it for me, I hope it does for you also. Good luck with your class, I would love to hear how it went and find out what you made :-)Delete
This is amazing!!!ReplyDelete
Thank you so much for showing your support of the Hopeful Threads project this month by adding the badge to your blog! :)
I'm also your newest follower!
Big hugs, thank you soooooo much! I worked really hard on it, but think it may have been too much for the QAL (http://www.freespiritfabric.blogspot.com/2012/08/christmas-in-july-block-16-free.html), no comments there so far :( It is ok, it was my 1st time in one of them and I learn through the process you know :-) Thanks for following me too, I hope to have a button like yours soon too :-)Delete
Wow! Your first paper pieced block? I'm so impressed--and encouraged to try one of my own. Thanks for sharing.ReplyDelete
Hi Beth, thank you! Yes, it was my 1st and definitely not the last, I am currently working on a paper piecing quilt that is a bit involved. I love trying new techniques, luckily no fears as of yet...hahaha. I am glad it has given you the boost to try it out also. I would love to see your block when you get it done too. Do you have a blog I could also follow? Chat soon, Tiffiny :-)Delete
What a fantastic blog! Love the paper piecing video and I'm.going to check out that ruler. I'm so glad to follow you.ReplyDelete
Thanks "sew" much for stopping in and checking out my blog and becoming a new follower too! You will love the ruler, you may want to check out the dozen patterns she has made for it already too: http://erinunderwoodquilts.com/store.php?cat=3 *** Glad you liked the video I found on Youtube, it really simplified things for me, which I REALLY needed when I was learning on my own. Thanks again for following my blog, I will be making sure I am following yours as well. :)Delete
Hugs & smiles, Tiffiny :)