Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Paper Piecing

Good Morning!
I have probably mentioned before that I am a huge Fat Quarterly fan.  A group of the coolest cats in the blogateria put together a fabulous e-zine four times a year that is jammed packed with great quilt projects.
Issue 8 is all about paper piecing.

Did you just shiver a little bit reading that?  The phrase tends to send people screaming for safety, but I kind of like it.  Actually, if loving paper piecing is wrong, I don't want to be right.
Tula Pink presented me with my first PP project.

"Crown Jewels" remains my favorite quilt project to date.

Now I am working on a super cool pillow called Flower Star that Aylin Öztürk created for Fat Quarterly.

Flower Star: Fat Quarterly Issue 8

Can I tell you a secret?  PP is not nearly as "advanced sewers only" as you might think.  Once you get used to thinking a little differently than you might be used to, it is really quite easy, and a GREAT use for odd sized scraps you might have lying around.  But shhh!  Don't tell the others.  I sort of love it when people say "Ooooooh!  That looks so complicated!"


  1. Oh I love that crown quilt! And I love PP too. So fun.

  2. Oh that pillow is going to be AMAZING!!

  3. That star is amazing! Cannot wait to see the final piece :)

  4. I keep trying to love PP....maybe one day. LOL