Paper piecing

I decided to pull out my #glampstitchalot2015 quilt and continue the paper piecing round. I’m using turquoise and green for the arrows and black and white or gray and white for the background pieces. The sections finish at 6″ high and I’ll be spacing them out with 3″ x 6″ strips.

The current top is 60″ square, this round will get me to 72″ square and I have most of the broken dishes blocks made for the next round to 84″ square. I am planning on making this king size, so after that I’m going to add one or two borders.

For these odd shapes, I have made templates and by pre-cutting the fabric it saves time and waste during the actual sewing progress. Pretty much every evening, I spend 15-30 minutes in my sewing room and the pile of finished blocks is growing.

For a label, I have collected selvedges from fabric made by each of the teachers from that weekend, and I’m going to include those as well as the embroidered badge we were gifted.

We had our summer week at Chandler Point in Haliburton and it was glorious, but I’m glad to get back to the routine. Although a laundry fairy would be nice… Linking up to Main Crush Monday at Cooking Up Quilts.



  1. Oh what pretty blocks.

    1. Thank you so much! My quilt is very bright, I think this section will be calming. :


  2. I’m so glad you stopped by and commented. I dont think I have been here before but glad to be here now. I LOVE these blocks. Are they your pattern or someone else’s?

    1. These blocks are designed by Violet Craft and I think they’re exclusive to the weekend retreat, but it has been almost 3 years so she might have released them to the public. The weekend involved learning 6 block patterns and techniques from 6 teachers, and creating a medallion quilt. Some people made a sampler or row quilt instead. Thanks for visiting and come back soon!


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  3. Beth @ Cooking Up Quilts · ·

    Yes – a laundry fairy would be wonderful! 🙂 I’m glad you enjoyed your trip and that you’re making such good progress on your blocks. I really like the pattern of the blocks, and that pop of color against the low volume background. Gorgeous!

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