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Paper/Foundation Piecing Quilts

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  • Total submissions: 28
  • Total countries: 5
  • Total provinces: 2
  • Total states: 15

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#1 Floral Runner #1 Floral Runner
By: Gene Black,
Alabama, USA

This is the very first quilted project I ever made. A co-worker got me to take a class she was teaching on Paper Piecing. I took the class and learned to make a square. Then I pieced the four floral squares for this piece and made the table runner. It is quilted “in the ditch.”

Quilt size: width: 14" height: 30"

*Oktoboskop* (October/Kaleidoscope) *Oktoboskop* (October/Kaleidoscope)
By: Bente,
Germany

Sewn two years ago together with lots of other quilters in the “Quiltfriends” online group. Big Fun!!!

Quilt size: width: 36" height: 36"

A Christmas Wreath A Christmas Wreath
By: Patricia Moffitt,
Alaska, USA

The original pattern was only 18 inch square and my daughter wanted it for above her mantle so I enlarged the foundation pieces. Because I did not want to rip out all the paper I printed the pattern on muslin and left it in. The quilting is a poinsettia pattern.

Quilt size: width: 38" height: 38"

And A Good Old Staffer, Too And A Good Old Staffer, Too
By: Regina Arlauckas,
New York, USA

One of my first quilts – I was armed with quilt as you go assembly knowledge, a walking foot, and lots of gumption to attempt this. These were my first paper pieced blocks, and improvised appliqué. I was also flying without a pattern – piecing 12 Boy Scout critters and drawing the WoodBadge emblem.

Quilt size: width: 70" height: 90"

Auttumn's Wedding Quilt Auttumn’s Wedding Quilt
By: Cathy Stephens,
Missouri, USA

I took a Craftsy class Quick Strip Paper Piecing with Peggy Martin. First time ever paper piecing. This is the New York Beauty design.This was for my daughters wedding. I added pieces of my wedding dress to the corners.

Quilt size: width: 81" height: 88"

Broken Hearted - HLHS Quilt Broken Hearted – HLHS Quilt
By: Melanie Merritt,
Florida, USA

My best friend gave birth to her 8th child and her new daughter has HLHS, a broken heart. She had to have open heart surgery at 2 weeks old. I made her a quilt to show my love for her!

Quilt size: width: 21" height: 36"

Bubbles Bubbles
By: Stray Stitches (Linda G),
California, USA

This little tropical fish pattern was fun to paper piece. It won a first place in miniature quilts at our local fair last month.

Quilt size: width: 12.5" height: 12.5"

Coneflower and Sunflower Coneflower and Sunflower
By: Colleen,
Alberta, Canada

The two flowers were small kits that were given to me. Once they were done, I decided that they needed a third one to make an interesting wallhanging. So, I added the leaf. The three of them now grace my bedroom wall.

Quilt size: width: 4" height: 5"

Country Claus Country Claus
By: Sue Cook,
Pennsylvania, USA

To keep his red suit ready for the big night, Santa does the hard work in his flannel shirts and blue jeans! His hats are 3 dimensional, his eyes and nose are beads and a jingle bell hangs from each of the hat points.

Quilt size: width: 46" height: 46"

Crazy Bird Crazy Bird
By: Iret,
Ontario, Canada

This is a paper pieced pattern I found on “quiltmaker.com” and it just cried out to me to make it. I used my own colors and added a pieced brick border to give a little more pop to the black background. Binding is done in lime green to co-ordinate with all the lime grasses.

Quilt size: width: 57" height: 76"

crazy quilt crazy quilt
By: Theresa Johnson,
Alabama, USA

purple for Jackie

Quilt size: width: 98″" height: 98"

Crown Jewels Crown Jewels
By: Mary Miller,
Ohio, USA

This was made from Tula Pink’s Crown Jewels pattern. I made it for my daughter, Grace’s (Princess Grace) 21st birthday.

Quilt size: width: 45" height: 60"

De weg naar nergens De weg naar nergens
By: De weg naar nergens,
Sweden

Een lange weg in het leven, dat nooit eindigt.

Quilt size: width: 150" height: 120"

Desert Sky Desert Sky
By: Darlene Gerber,
Ohio, USA

Desert Sky is my first Judy and Brad Niemeyer pattern. I only recently got hooked on paper piecing and their patterns are well written. This quilt helped to increase my Batik stash!! I’m currently using the left over Batiks in my current paper piecing project by Judy and Brad, Feathered Star.

Quilt size: width: 48" height: 54"

Elephants on Parade Elephants on Parade
By: Erica Baron,
Vermont, USA

I made this quilt for the daughter of friends soon after she was born. The elephants in the border are paper pieced. I also made a stuffed elephant to go with it!

Quilt size: width: 48" height: 36"

Every Man Jack Every Man Jack
By: Soma Acharya,
California, USA

I love the geometric features of the Union Jack flag. I used paper piecing technique to create the blocks so that I could reproduce the geometry perfectly.

This is my very first large size quilt that I made for my husband as a gift. Since the flag represents people, I called it Every Man Jack.

Quilt size: width: 50" height: 62"

Exquisite Table Runner Exquisite Table Runner
By: Carolyn DiPerri,
New Hampshire, USA

I have always wanted to try paper piecing. I love the precise piecing. When I saw this pattern, I knew I just had to sew it. Paper piecing takes a long time but it is definitely worth the effort.

Quilt size: width: 16.5" height: 41"

Farmer's Wife Farmer’s Wife
By: KT. in MI,
Michigan, USA

Design and block patterns from “The Farmer’s Wife Sampler Quilt” by Laurie Aaron Hird.

Quilt size: width: 50" height: 66"

George and Gracie George and Gracie
By: LethargicLass,
Ontario, Canada

These two “family photos” are of my friends cats George and Gracie. Sadly, shortly after I made these George passed away. I hope you enjoy the purrsonalities I gave them :)

Quilt size: width: 7.5" height: 7.5"

Harry Potter Project of Doom Harry Potter Project of Doom
By: MaxNTopeka,
Kansas, USA

This was my first paper piecing project. I used the patterns designed by Jennifer Ofenstein at SewHooked.com for most of the blocks. I designed the bookcase myself. Have been so happy with how it turned out I decided to keep it for myself.

Quilt size: width: 66" height: 83"

Liberty Liberty
By: Maria,
Germany

New York Beauty, Bali fabrics, this quilt was made for a challenge years ago…

Quilt size: width: 40" height: 40"

Life 3 - Switching Off Life 3 – Switching Off
By: Annabel Rainbow,
United Kingdom

One of a series of Life studies – an allegorical painted quilt. The quilt over the sofa is English paper piecing. Tiny odd shaped pieces of fabric are stitched together and then the whole is painted to give a 3D effect. The quilt deals with the very hard subject of coping with grief.

Quilt size: width: 51" height: 39"

Miniature Log Cabin Miniature Log Cabin
By: Jay,
Texas, USA

I have had the paper pieced patterns for years…a gift..then last year I finally got it together. I did change the color of the fabric used; original was multi colored. I entered it in our local guild show and got a third place ribbon for it. Next year I will donate it to our scholarship auction.

Quilt size: width: 18" height: 18"

Paper Fool Paper Fool
By: Maggi,
United Kingdom

Made in response to the Chairman’s Challenge at my local group. Black fabric was issued and we could only use three other fabrics. All three fabrics I chose were silk and very slippery, hence the name Paper Fool as it was foundation pieced – never again!

Quilt size: width: 16" height: 16"

Pretty Paper Pieced Log Cabins Pretty Paper Pieced Log Cabins
By: Doodlebug Gail,
Ontario, Canada

In order to get the perfection I desired for this quilt I decided to paper piece the blocks. The coloured strips finish at 5/8”. This quilt I made for my niece when she was born. The finished quilt was so lovely that I did another 3 (pink, lilac and green). All paper pieced! Total of 96 blocks!

Quilt size: width: 41" height: 56"

Sushi Plate Lunch Mat Sushi Plate Lunch Mat
By: Heidi Stales,
California, USA

I got the opportunity to pattern test the Sushi Plate block for Kristy who blogs at Quiet Play. It was a delight to choose prints for this project, and I turned it into a lunch mat for my husband to use at work. The outer border is linen while all other prints are cotton.

Quilt size: width: 15" height: 11"

The Red Sea The Red Sea
By: Julie Karlak Simply Divine Quilts,
Illinois, USA

I wanted to make a quilt with red as my “neutral”/background. I called it the Red Sea because the blue/green represent the waves. Most likely, the closest I’ll ever get to the real Red Sea is reading about it in The Bible!

Quilt size: width: 70" height: 70"

Tropical Ferns Tropical Ferns
By: Debbie Grasley,
Minnesota, USA

I designed and made this for my sister. She wanted something tropical, so I choose Batiks in all bright colors. She loves it!

Quilt size: width: 59" height: 74"

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This post was published on October 12th, 2012. Post topics: Quilt Gallery.

One Response to “Paper/Foundation Piecing Quilts”

  1. Nanny Alse says:

    ¡¡¡Uffff, que dificil votación!!!.
    Gracias, Misha!!
    Abrazos desde España.

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