Friday, September 10, 2010

I am sewing and telling on paper piecing!

For this Friday's Sew and Tell, I'm posting a picture of a block.  Several of which I've finshed.  I timed these bad boys out and they take me 1 hour each. Do not assume that paper piecing means faster piecing. :)  The pattern called for 16 for a wall hanging and I've got those done but I have more than that to do for a king size bed.  I am posting this as a finish b/c I broke these out into mini-goals and I've met one.  The block is awesome, though, isn't it? I can't wait until I can show you them all together.


Oh, and a nod to last week, I did add a border. I was feeling "country-ish" given our new home is in farm country so instead of a dark brown border which could have made this top look a little more contemporary, I busted out some fabric from the stash and went more subdued and country to me.  My DD doesn't like it but I find it has some sort of appeal. It's not a normal style for me but as soon as I put the border on, I also knew that quilting this one would be simple straight lines and cross hatching.


There you have it. For more refined projects and finsihsed this week, hop over to AmyLouWho's Friday Sew & Tell with the linky to the right.

Cheers! Beck

22 comments:

Jessica said...

oh so so pretty! How funny, I just found a pic of that paper pieced block and have been working on a template to make it! Seeing it all finished definitly inspired me to use it in my next quilt. Awesome job!!

KQuiltyBee said...

wow--fantastic paper piecing. I rarely have the patience for this, but the results are beautiful!

Tori said...

Beautiful, block, wow!

P. said...

Imagine Wayne and Garth doing the "We're not worthy!" bow. That's how I am about your paper piecing! Fabulous!

And you know what? That's a perfect border for that quilt. It's a border that doesn't scream BORDER, so it doesn't detract. Great job!

Leslie said...

that block is amazing!!!

p.s.phyllis sews said...

Love how you added the border...it really does change the character of the quilt. Very cool.

The block is amazing! I am not sure I could have the patience to plan out all the colors for that block. Great work!!

Barb said...

That block is amazing and I like you can't wait for you to get them all together....

Haylee said...

That block has left me speech less. It is breathtaking. I can't wait to see the finished project.

Marg said...

The block IS awesome. I am really looking forward to seeing the rest of them. I have never tried paper piecing but I that block makes me want to try.
The border is perfect for the quilt, you have been busy.

Marg said...

The block IS awesome. I am really looking forward to seeing the rest of them. I have never tried paper piecing but I that block makes me want to try.
The border is perfect for the quilt, you have been busy.

Quilting in My Pyjamas said...

Wow ! Wow ! Wow ! @ your block. You're making up for lost sewing time. That's amazing.

Yep that border totally changes the look of that quilt. And if the hubs doesnt like it - he can make his own quilt.

Hollie said...

That block is amazing!

Vicki @ DottyJane said...

Terrific paper piecing! I really should practice that technique more.
I like the border you chose. It gives it a homespun look. Nice!

Ivory Spring said...

Wow, that block is to die for.

Thank you for visiting me and leaving the kind comment on my quilt. I am pretty sure it is coming out in the Jan 2011 issue of The Quilter. :) The quilt has a secondary block that helps set the tone for the whole quilt.

Michelle said...

That block is totally awesome! I've never seen one like it. Of course, you've also used all my favorite colors. :-)

Your quilt is so pretty too! I like your border. It frames the quilt and does not overwhelm the design.

You've had a really productive week.

Karen said...

Your king size quilt is going to be spectacular. Love the border you picked. It is a great addition.

Nina... said...

Wow! Those are gorgeous! Thanks for sharing!

Aunt Spicy said...

I am petrified of paper piecing, but your block turned out beautifully!

ktquilts said...

Stunning paper pieced block!!! It will be a breathtaking quilt!! Nice flimsy finish on the border!!

Carol P said...

I love, Love, LOVE your block! Amazing Forty-one different fabrics?!!! - 10 per side. WOW! And, you used my colors ;D I really look forward to seeing more blocks and the finished quilt. Will you please share how a person may find that pattern or learn how to make that block for 'oneself'?

Carla said...

Wow that looks like an amazing block! It's going to be so pretty and can't wait to see it all pieced together.

Myra said...

Love your paper-pieced block!!! I look forward to seeing more of that one!

Your finish quilt top is wonderful! I love that border! 8-)