Tag Archives: paper piecing

Lleonard the Llama

I have a standing agreement with my good friend Joan (who incidentally is an amazing crochet artist with a new website!) that one of these days, we’re just going to run away to the llama farm (pending acquisition of a llama … Continue reading

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Quilt Challenge: “I’m a Sewciopath” & pattern

My local traditional quilt guild put out a “Say it with Flowers” challenge: we had to make a quilt that incorporated text and at least three floral fabrics. My husband and I recently read a whole lot about sociopathy and … Continue reading

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Dragonfly mini quilt (and new pattern!)

I seem to be in a bug phase at the moment, because on the heels of my Spooky Spider paper piecing pattern, next up is a paper pieced dragonfly! I designed this for a swap, and this little mini quilt … Continue reading

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My Finished Epic Halloween Quilt

As many of you are finishing up your Epic Halloween quilts, I wanted to share my finished quilt and hopefully give you a few ideas on how you might quilt yours! I decided to go elaborate on the quilting, and … Continue reading

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Epic Halloween QAL, Week 11: Broomstick and Haunted House

At this point, I imagine you are all old pros at paper piecing! This is the last week before we assemble the quilt, so the end is in sight. Today we have two last blocks: the broomstick and the haunted … Continue reading

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Epic Halloween QAL, Week 7: Midnight Bite

This week is the last really intense paper piecing pattern! We are making bats from the fantastic “Midnight Bite” pattern by Nicole of Lily Ella Stitchery. Grab your pattern here if you don’t have it yet. You will need to tape … Continue reading

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Epic Halloween QAL, Week 6: Variable Potion Blocks

This week we’re bottling fame, brewing glory, even putting a stopper on death piecing Variable Potion Blocks, so called because you have lots of options on what size to make your potion blocks. These potions are also a great place to … Continue reading

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Epic Halloween QAL, Week 5: Ring of Coffins

Happy Independence Day to all my American readers! I hope thinking of Halloween helps you survive the heat! This week’s block is “Ring of Coffins” by Jessee Maloney of Art School Dropout, and I think it’s one of the most inventive … Continue reading

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Epic Halloween QAL, Week 4: Cauldron & Potion Bottle

If you haven’t yet recovered from making three spiders, this week should give you a breather and allow you to catch up! This week we are making two more paper pieced blocks, both freely available from the lovely folks at … Continue reading

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Epic Halloween QAL, Week 3: Spooky Spiders

This week we start with some of the larger paper pieced blocks—it’s spider time! If you don’t have your pattern yet, get it here. Stick with me as we talk about the block measurements; I’ve got a tip for cutting your … Continue reading

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