Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Getting Groovy with Paper Piecing

I've started prepping for a new quilt.  I'm making another baby quilt for a sister of a friend and since I'm fairly certain she does not follow my blog, I'm going to post the progress of the quilt.  I have been admiring all the paper piecing I've seen since I've joined the cyber quilting community.  I haven't tried paper piecing yet, but I figured it's about time.

I selected the Arkansas Traveler's block, which is one my eye is drawn to every time I see it.  Here's an example of the block from Freshly Pieced's Summer Sampler

I've also selected the Carnaby Street fabric line by Pat Bravo.  Here is a fun pic showing some of the fabrics in the collection from Art Gallery Fabrics.

I have the instructions printed out from Freshly Pieced and all my templates printed (all 80 of them).  All my fabric is washed, ironed and ready to go.  I started cutting last night, but I'm no where near finished yet.  I should have it all cut tonight...hopefully.  Wish me luck!

UPDATE (7/19/2013):  Life has been busy!  I have all my patterned fabric cut and the templates cut out.  I'm just lacking the white fabric, which WILL be cut tonight.  I'm ready to get this show on the road!


  1. Good luck! I tried paper piecing for the first time recently too, and I just love it!

  2. Your paper piecing looks great! I look forward to following the progress on this one!

  3. Ooh this pattern is on my list to try, thanks for reminding me! Love the fabrics that you chose for it.

  4. Ooh I love this pattern too but have yet to make it! Looks like you're off to a great start!

  5. 80 templates is a lot!! As is all the cutting but I can see a beautiful quilt in those fabric stacks!!

  6. Hello. I found your blog from the Quilting Gallery site. I love paper piecing so will follow your adventure with interest.

    I LOVE your modern Lone Star quilt that you showed a couple of posts back.


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