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.


  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

  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.

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


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