Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Points All Around

I'm on a paper-piecing kick.  After finishing the New York Beauty blocks for the front of my pillow, I needed something for the back.  I picked a pattern called Celebration Compass.  It's a free pattern by Quilting on the Square.  I found the pdf on Wombat Quilts' page of free paper-pieced patterns.  (Say that five times fast.)

The pattern is for a 12" block.  I needed a 16" square to back the beauties.  I had planned to extend the block simply by adding more leafy material to the edge.  But as I started to lay out the pieces, I realized I didn't have enough fabric to go around.  Instead I added an extra ring of gold and brown.  I really wanted the outside ring to be blue, but I think this still looks really cool.

I plan to bind with blue, once they're quilted.  Quilting needs to wait for my old machine, which may be a week or two away.  In the meantime, I'm piecing together some binding for the pillow and a pair of mug rugs.  I've also started stitching together an oven mitt and designing a new kite quilt.  Good stuff!

Sharing with Freemotion by the River's Linky Tuesday.

3 comments :

  1. that's stunning! It looks perfect with the gold and brown... like that's the way it should be! You jumped in with both feet! Isn't paper piecing fun? LeeAnna

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  2. Fabulous block - love how you've enlarged it. I'm not a fan of paper piecing, but I'm getting there and this block is calling me. So glad I went to Linky Tuesday and saw this. Thanks for the link to the pattern.

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  3. Wow, that looks so beautiful!!!
    $regards from Switzerland.
    Marina

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