Tag Archives: paper piecing

A finish, but not without a fight

Wallander is done done done! I’ve just scraped it in during the Finish A Long bonus week too. At the start of April this is how much I had (about 10 blocks)… So that’s pretty good right? It wasn’t without a fight though. When I got it out of the washer this morning and was […]

Goal setting and a winner

Firstly, my OH has solved the wonky Wallander block problem. It seems to be that if I number the pieces differently and put all the corners on at the end it lines up beautifully, look: However I am still needing to paper piece 100 of these in total which is harder than I thought. I’ve […]

Plants and animals

This year I’ve decided the garden needs to be pretty. Everytime we’ve had flowers, the birds have eaten them or they’ve died. I forget about this when I buy annuals that they don’t just come back. Last year I bought a Laurentia and it lasted a month or two. Thankfully I got seeds from it and have […]

My lovely bag

I was very very lucky- my secret partner in the latest Mouthy Stitches swap (tote bags) was Nicky and I did amazingly well! I got this parcel on Saturday and was supposed to blog about it yesterday with the appliqué tutorial today but I got my days mixed up. The appliqué tutorial was posted yesterday so please go back […]

Kaleidostar cushion complete

I’ve spent the last three days working on this cushion, sometimes paper piecing triangular sections for hours. I actually sewed and listened all the way through from Chris Evan’s Breakfast Show to the end of Steve Wright in the Afternoon on Monday whilst OH was sleeping as he’d just finished a night shift at 7am. Ken […]

Pretty patterns over on Craftsy

I’ve started a small patterns shop on Craftsy (link is now in my top bar of the blog) which I’m going to add my free blocks to too, but I thought it would be worth giving a nod to some other pattern seller on there so you can see what fantastic patchwork patterns are on […]

How do you like this pattern?

I’ve just been having a play with Electric Quilt 7 again and come up with a paper pieced block that looks like this… Which when made into a cushion panel will look like this- pretty! Once I’ve sewn one up I’m thinking of submitting it to a magazine as a pattern. But I can’t think of […]

Free Paper Piecing Pattern: Daisy Star Block

I drew this up the other day on Electric Quilt. Of course it is unfinished, so the edges will meet the side points. It’s actually quite an easy block to do and consists of four pieces. There are loads of tutorials on the internet for how to paper piece so I’m not even going to attempt […]

Tutorial: Lazy English Paper Piecing Hexagons

I know a lot of you already know about stitching together hexies by hand. However I am surprised at the “conventional” way of doing it- so I’ve adapted it to work best for me (i.e. the laziest way possible). My way means you don’t stitch through the papers which makes them easy to remove- and […]

Weekend sewing

I had planned to spend Sunday finishing my goldfinch quilt finally. I then got distracted by the Tova sewalong over at VeryKerryBerry and finished this in about 4 hours… Sorry for the crap photo- lighting was not good and my camera doesn’t cope well with high ISO (though Fujis used to back when I worked […]