April 6, 2017

New Paper Piecing Patterns

I have two new paper piecing patterns available on Craftsy.  The first is a hot air balloon, based on the block I created for the Tim Holtz Creative Journey challenge.  (EDIT 1/21/2019: These patterns are now available in my Etsy shop.)

This pattern yields a 6 3/4" by 9 3/4" block (unfinished), exclusive of borders.

If I seem a bit partial to hot air balloons, it might be because I proposed to my wife in one.  We have a small collection of balloon-related items in our home.

The second pattern is a music note (specifically, an eighth note, or quaver).  Yes, I am a musician too.

This pattern was originally developed for my Ode to Joy quilt.  The music note is 5" by 6 1/4" (unfinished) before adding borders.  Neither pattern specifies a border, but borders can be added to extend the background and increase the block size as desired.

I want to thank my wonderful testers for helping me verify and improve the patterns.  Debora (@studiodragonflyquilts) made an eighth note with appropriate musical background fabric, and a colorful balloon to float above some coordinating giraffes.

Laura (@laura4448) made a couple of cute mini quilts:

And Allison (@allisonsews) made an elegant hot air balloon:

Thank you Debora, Laura, and Allison for your help!

I have a full quilt pattern in the works, and I hope to have more info available on that soon.

I'm linking up with crazy mom quilts for Finish It Up Friday.  

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