Bedding, Quilting, Work In Progress
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Adventures In Paper Piecing

It’s weird to think that at this time last year I hadn’t made a quilt. The words spray baste and warm and white meant nothing to me, but now I have a minor addiction.

I have 3 quilt projects in progress right now: A voile quilt to give as a Christmas gift, I’m collecting fabric for a Carolyn Friedlander quilt and of course, the project that brought on this post, a giant Alison Glass Feathers quilt!

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As a huge fan of her fabric lines, I bought this pattern not long after it was released in early 2014 with the intention of eventually getting to it. Well the time has come and I’m a bit obsessed with paper piecing now, even if it makes a huge mess!

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Like everyone I know in the quilting community, I fell in love with the Blueberry Park line from Karen Lewis and ordered myself a fat quarter bundle and matching Kona solids to get started on this quilt. The duvet on my bed is gray so I decided to use Kona Charcoal for the background to match my existing bedding.

The pattern is for a throw sized quilt, but I have altered it to be queen sized. This was really easy to do by just adding additional strips and a few additional blocks to the length. When all is said and done I will have about 140 blocks and I’ve currently made 80 of them.

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I completely underestimated how much fabric this was going to take so I used every last inch I had during my guilds’ retreat in April and then ordered more. I’m working through the new pieces now at a rather slow pace, but plan to have this quilt finished in July.

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Here is the one strip that I finished so I could show it off at Show N’ Tell at my guild meeting. Also seen in this picture is my True Bias Southport dress.

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What is your experience with English Paper Piecing? I’m taking a class with Amy Garro in June and am really looking forward to learning her tips and tricks, but I would love to hear yours too!

 

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3 Comments

  1. Wow! I love your quilt!! Paper piecing is so much fun. I’ve only made a few blocks, but I definitely plan on more in the future.

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