Tuesday, 30 December 2014

Mini quilt – paper piecing for Fat Quarterly

Less than a year ago I attempted paper piecing for the first time. So far I have paper pieced only that pattern, the Little Hedgehog by Artisania, and the Mail Envelopes from Love Patchwork and Quilting. Both of these I used for my partner in the Schnitzel and Boo mini quilt swap.

A few months ago, Lynne at Lily’s Quilts posted a picture on Instagram asking if anyone wanted to make something with fabrics from the Cherie line by Frances Newcombe for Art Gallery Fabrics.


There was absolutely no logic to why I put my hand up to create a new paper piecing design. The only reason I can see, is that I have always liked challenges.

The fabric line has a few pastel fabrics which I usually are not too keen on, but also a few with grey, white and beige. As I couldn't decide which colours to use and using all of them would be too busy, in the end, I made two versions. To give you some clues, it involves sewing and cake…. You can find my two mini quilts in the paper piecing issue of Fat Quarterly, due out in February 2015. 

If you are not a subscriber already, make sure you pre-order your copy before they temporarily suspend sales from 1 January due to the EU VAT rules coming into force.

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