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Bella Bella Bella Bella
By: Busybees2,
Virginia, USA

This Bella Bella quilt pattern is at this point awaiting the perfect quilting & quilter. The main body was paper pieced, the center medallion was fussy cut & paper pieced, and my wonderful husband designed the paper piecing patterns for the borders.

I plan for a turquoise piping & brown bindin

Quilt size: width: 87" height: 87"

Blue Bird of Happiness Blue Bird of Happiness
By: Amy Gay,
Louisiana, USA

Dot Gautier of Stitches and Kisses designed the paper pieced center of this sweet little wall hanging. I added tiny nine patches and appliqued flowers for contrast. It ended up being shipped over seas in a swap sponsored here.

Quilt size: width: 18" height: 24"

BOM Sampler in 1/12 Scale BOM Sampler in 1/12 Scale
By: Diane Bryant,
Ohio, USA

My quilt group was doing a Block of the Month and I decided to see if I could reproduce it in miniature. All of the blocks are hand pieced. The plain blocks are a stripe fabric. It was fun to challenge myself and see how small I could go. The smallest piece is a 1/8 inch triangle in the heart block.

Quilt size: width: 5.5" height: 7"

By: Jean,
Ohio, USA

This was designed by a woman in Canton, Pa. named Betty Neff. She lives on Center Street there. My husband came from the same town. It is paper pieced with applique vine around. It is machine quilted as well.

Quilt size: width: 49" height: 51"

Compass Celebration Compass Celebration
By: Debbie,

This is a mini-quilt that I made several years ago using one of Carol Doak’s blocks. It contains my favorite colors. It was once included in a magazine article that Carol wrote for Quilter’s Newsletter.

Quilt size: width: 12" height: 12"

Dancing Ribbons Dancing Ribbons
By: Ranju Gandhi,

This wall hanging is paper pieced in silk.
Inspired by Cindy Robbins

Quilt size: width: 16" height: 16"

Explorations Explorations
By: Sally Gould Wright,
California, USA

The raffle quilt for the 2009 Santa Monica Quilt Guild Quilt Show ” Explorations”. I designed the quilt with my art quilt group & paper pieced the central compass. Kits for the stars and geese were made by members from designs by Peggy Martin. I sewed it together and quilted the final result.

Quilt size: width: 60" height: 72"

Feathered Peacock Star Feathered Peacock Star
By: Darlene Gerber,
Ohio, USA

Custom free motion quilting enhances the Merlot to Light Green Batiks, which radiate from dark to light in my second Judy Niemeyer paper pieced creation. My biggest challenge was selecting the colors and patterns of the 12 different batiks. My husband says they remind him of peacock’s feathers.

Quilt size: width: 60" height: 60"

Forest QAL Forest QAL
By: AmandaK@whatthebobbin,
Texas, USA

This quilt is made up of several paper-pieced blocks from the Forest QAL Hosted by Shape Moth. I’ve added in a strip of “leftovers” fabric from the blocks to enlarge the top a bit. I am still working on what the back will look like.

Quilt size: width: 48" height: 50"

Gansos entre estrellas Gansos entre estrellas
By: azuliverde,

This is my first paper piecing quilt and it’s a wall hanging for my daughter’s bedroom.

I bought the fabrics in the U.S.A. (I’m from Uruguay).

Some details are still missing. The flying geese will have a 1/4” bias and the quilt will have a wider bias al around.

Quilt size: width: 47" height: 34"

grandmothers garden grandmothers garden
By: Marianne,

I started this quilt with no plan of what size it was going to be and I made quite a few flowers before deciding how what the other hexagons would be. I used a jelly roll. It is hand pieced and hand quilted. It is for my daughter and she loves it. What more thanks does one need?

Quilt size: width: 45" height: 50"

Hairbell Hairbell
By: Kathy Howard,
Vermont, USA

The Hair Bells are from a wildflower photo by my brother. I drew out the design myself and paper pieced it. The dimensions are approximate as I don’t remember the size for sure.

It was a Christmas gift to the brother who took the photo.

Quilt size: width: 60" height: 45"

Jenny's Harry Potter Quilt Jenny’s Harry Potter Quilt
By: Joan,
Iowa, USA

My daughter loves Harry Potter & make it for her. When it came time to titling the books, Jenny picked out the titles.
This quilt took over 300 hours to make. The back is paper-pieced also.

Quilt size: width: 68" height: 79"

Kaffe for Julianne Kaffe for Julianne
By: Lynn,
Oregon, USA

This was done for a Doll Quilt Swap. The recipient liked Kaffe Fassett and paper piecing. This is what I came up with.

Quilt size: width: 18" height: 18"

Kashmir Kashmir
By: Jenny,
Minnesota, USA

This is a kit by Jinny Beyer given to me as a gift. It is my first paper pieced quilt. I had many frustrating moments but with several calls to a quilting buddy I persevered. I am happy with how it turned out and can’t wait to get it quilted.

Quilt size: width: 82" height: 82"

Let's Twist Again Let’s Twist Again
By: Lorraine,
New Zealand

My first PP quilt. Design came via an on-line purchase and I had grave problems with it (won’t mention shop). I could not get the twisted log cabin to work and thought it was me but the paper pattern needed to be reversed. Quilted by my friend Sue Roper in exchange for a quilt top I made for her

Quilt size: width: 108" height: 108"

Lighthouses Lighthouses
By: Sandy Lynch,
Maryland, USA

Found this pattern for paper pieced lighthouses and just had to make it. Each lighthouse is 3 inches x 3.5 inches.

Quilt size: width: 13" height: 20"

Log Cabin Mini Log Cabin Mini
By: Hetty Gruener,
Ontario, Canada

This miniature was intended to be part of a silent auction at our quilt show, but it did not get done in time. Only 14 inches square, it contains 336 pieces of fabric, not including the borders. Each strip is 1/4in. finished. I doubt that I could have made it without paper piecing it.

Quilt size: width: 14" height: 14"

Mariner's Compass Stars in Window Mariner’s Compass Stars in Window
By: Carol Johnston,
Idaho, USA

I purchased Carol Doak’s book, Mariner’s Compass Stars and made two different quilts using paper pieced blocks. Then I just had to make a whole quilt of different stars from the book. This is the result

Quilt size: width: 73" height: 90"

Mars Sure is Bright Tonight Mars Sure is Bright Tonight
By: Kathleen Leake,
California, USA

This was made for my daughter to take to college. It was a modification of the Millennium Compass pattern published in The Foundation Piecer magazine in 2001. She needed a twin-size quilt so I added lots more stars. The original pattern had the stars on beige fabric.

Quilt size: width: 84" height: 108"

Memories of Wales Memories of Wales
By: Anne Shelbaer,
Colorado, USA

‘Memories of Wales’ These are the words below the dragon in Welsh. Contest called ‘Memories’; background, border & teal only were added other fabric were from the contest. Really fun but was difficult to piece together, all those straight lines. Did not actually see a dragon while in Wales.

Quilt size: width: 23" height: 30"

Mexican Colors Mexican Colors
By: Marjorie Nath,

This is the Rays of Hope pattern by Carol Doak. My inspiration was all the beautiful flowers here in Mexico that seem to bloom all year round. This is the first of the wall hangings that I plan to make for the home that we are building.

Quilt size: width: 28" height: 28"

Music to the Heart Music to the Heart
By: Donna Porter,
California, USA

My son Adam just graduated from CSU Chico with his teaching credential in music. He just landed his first teaching job and will be working with the young people of the Kerman California.

We are so proud of him and this is his graduation present.

Quilt size: width: 68" height: 84"

One Day at a Time One Day at a Time
By: Martha Szescila,
Florida, USA

Inspired by my late husband, while he was battling brain cancer. He believed all things could be accomplished “one day at a time”. This was machine pieced, machine quilted, and hand beaded and took 3 years to complete. It is my tribute to his strength.

Quilt size: width: 40" height: 40"

Orange Peel Orange Peel
By: Bunny,
Ontario, Canada

This quilt is entirely paper pieced. I enjoyed making this quilt although the border was a little tricky. There are a variety of several fabrics as you can imagine.

Quilt size: width: 80″" height: 80″"

Prairie Schoolhouses Prairie Schoolhouses
By: Delia Hardcastle,
United Arab Emirates

Prairie Schoolhouses was my first attempt at foundation paper piecing. I used leftover scraps of material from another project. The best part of the process was tearing off the paper afterwards and turning over the square to discover how perfect the schoolhouse finished. I hand quilted it.

Quilt size: width: 36" height: 36"

Quel est le chemin pour Sesame Street? Quel est le chemin pour Sesame Street?
By: Accroquilt,
Quebec, Canada

Designer: Michelle thompson
I made it for my grandson Victor.

Quilt size: width: 54" height: 80"

Sew interwined Sew interwined
By: Kerri Hunter,

I made this quilt from an online QAL late last year, it was designed by Jen Excell and Melissa Dunworth. It was my first attempt at paper piecing and I found it so much fun as it went together without any issues.

Quilt size: width: 65" height: 65"

Starburst Wedding Ring Starburst Wedding Ring
By: Anne Cloud,
Tennessee, USA

I made this paper-pieced quilt as a gift for my daughter. She helped me choose the fabrics, not realizing I was making it for her. She was stunned when she opened her Christmas present the following year.

Quilt size: width: 60" height: 60"

Swedish Bloom Swedish Bloom
By: Debbie,
California, USA

This paper-pieced quilt was made while participating in the Patchwork Please, Zakka 2.0 Sew-Along. Working through the new book Patchwork Please-one project a week! This is a variation of a project in the book upcoming for Week 10.

Quilt size: width: 56" height: 64"

The Zoo The Zoo
By: Afton,
New Mexico, USA

“The Zoo” is my own original paper-pieced pattern designed for my son, who loves animals.

Quilt size: width: 44" height: 56"

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

I made this for my sister who lives in Alabama. She wanted something that was tropical and I used all colorful batiks in paper piecing this together. She loves it.

Quilt size: width: 6" height: 79"

Trouvez le coeur Trouvez le coeur
By: Brigitte DUMAINE,

Kit de Jinny Beyer, magnifique arc en ciel, j’aime beaucoup les travaux de cette créatrice ! entièrement piécé et quilté machine.

Quilt size: width: 45" height: 45"

Y = X Y = X
By: GeoMama,
Alberta, Canada

This is a small block that is going to be a pillow top. I love math and think there are far too few math related quilts out there. This was my first attempt at paper piecing, I designed the block myself. I have more ideas of math related blocks to make once this pillow is finished.

Quilt size: width: 10" height: 10"

Paper Pieced Quilts

129 thoughts on “Paper Pieced Quilts

  • June 28, 2013 at 8:09 pm

    my favorite batting is dream select 80/20 and i use it for machine quilting…peg in ks

  • June 28, 2013 at 8:14 pm

    My favorite batting is Warm and Natural, and I use it for machine quilting.

  • June 28, 2013 at 8:16 pm

    My favorite batting is Warm and Natural in bamboo – it is amazing and so, so soft!!!

  • June 28, 2013 at 8:19 pm

    My favorite batting is the one I can get on sale for 50% off! Seriously, I am ashamed to say I don’t buy just one certain brand but do prefer cotton blends for ‘bed’ quilts and fusible for art quilts. I truly do buy what is on sale when I need to get batting. I am lucky that we have quite a few stores that sell battings of several different brands.

  • June 28, 2013 at 8:19 pm

    My favorite batting is warm and natural, I use it for machine quilting!

  • June 28, 2013 at 8:48 pm

    I like to use a cotton batting. I always hand quilt my quilts and I think this makes a very pretty quilt. I don’t have a favorite brand. I would love to win.Thanks so much for the chance.

  • June 28, 2013 at 8:54 pm

    I always use Warm Blend batting. It provides just the right loft for my needs in all my projects. I do machine quilting.

  • June 28, 2013 at 9:03 pm

    I use Warm and Natural. I like the feel when it is done. I do machine quilting.

  • June 28, 2013 at 9:04 pm

    I use warm and natural . I use it for all my quilting projects.

  • June 28, 2013 at 9:05 pm

    I just use 100% cotton or bamboo, anything natural is what I look for.

  • June 28, 2013 at 9:06 pm

    No favorite. I let my machine quilters choose for each of my quilts.

  • June 28, 2013 at 9:16 pm

    My favorite is Fairfield’s Bamboo batting. I love the feel, the ease to work with and the drape of the quilt.

  • June 28, 2013 at 9:47 pm

    My favorite betting is Warm and Natural, not that I’ve tried too many battings. Once I used this I was happy and haven’t used anything else.

  • June 28, 2013 at 9:51 pm

    I use cotton batting – usually warm and natural because that’s what my guild sell and they get it for a quantity discount. I only machine quilt (I’m sure I’d never finish anything if I tried to hand quilt!). I have used polyester for a bit more puff on wall hangings – but I don’t use it on things that will get washed because I’ve had bearding issues.

  • June 28, 2013 at 9:53 pm

    Warn and Natural or Warm and White, use it for all my quilts.

  • June 28, 2013 at 9:54 pm

    I love Quilters Dream, but have a hard time finding it! I usually use Warm and Natural, as it’s easy to find.

  • June 28, 2013 at 9:58 pm

    Depends of the project. I like Warm & Natural and Pellon 80/20

  • June 28, 2013 at 10:04 pm

    I love Warm and Natural for most things but Bamboo drapes beautifully for others.

  • June 28, 2013 at 10:16 pm

    I use Warm & Natural for all my quilts. I love how it washes up after I machine quilt.

  • June 28, 2013 at 10:17 pm

    I mostly machine quilt and mainly use Hobbs 80/20. I am hand quilting a large quilt using 100% wool and it is so easy to stitch. Have yet to try a wool batt with the machine.

  • June 28, 2013 at 10:35 pm

    I have only used batting once, and it’s Hobbs 80/20. It was great. I am in the process of learning to quilt a 1600 batik quilt. First one I have ever sewn, sandwiched, and fixin’ to quilt.

  • June 28, 2013 at 10:41 pm

    I use Hobbs 80/20 fusible batting. It works for me. Thanks.

  • June 28, 2013 at 10:55 pm

    I like to use Warm and Natural for machine quilting.

  • June 28, 2013 at 11:02 pm

    I really like Quilters Dream – both the poly and the cotton. I can get just the weight I want. pretty close to perfect.

  • June 28, 2013 at 11:02 pm

    I live in the Middle East so batting is unbranded and you have to go searching for it and buy lots when you find it. I’ve got a compressed type of 100% cotton used by the curtain shop for padding the valance over curtains. Once I found 100% cotton that I save and use for my favourite quilts. At a craft shop I can usually fine the non-cotton batting which makes a quilt dry well and feel cuddly.

  • June 28, 2013 at 11:03 pm

    I use Warm and Natural for machine quilting.

  • June 28, 2013 at 11:13 pm

    I use Warm and Natural or Warm and White. First choice, always. Occasionally I use Quilters Dream Select 80/20.

  • June 28, 2013 at 11:47 pm

    Warm & natural is all i have used so far.

  • June 28, 2013 at 11:49 pm

    I use Warm & Natural or Warm & White. I’ve only machine quilted.

  • June 28, 2013 at 11:51 pm

    I use any polyester batting. Because that’s what my Memaw always used. And I only hand quilt.

  • June 29, 2013 at 12:06 am

    Warm and natural is my favorite

  • June 29, 2013 at 12:07 am

    I use Quilters Dream for machine quilting.

  • June 29, 2013 at 12:22 am

    I’m a Warm & Natural fan, whether I’m hand or machine quilting. I just love that stuff! It’s thin and drapes nicely and it feels good when I touch it. :)

  • June 29, 2013 at 12:43 am

    I have been using Warm and Natural Natural or Warm and White, but I am starting to explore others. I used a bamboo batting on one of my most recent quilts. I do machine quilting.

  • June 29, 2013 at 1:54 am

    I use whatever I can afford. Since I’m not working now, I use what is the cheapest.

  • June 29, 2013 at 2:00 am

    I usually use what is available, but I really like Dream Select 80/20 best, it’s horribly dusty when quilting, but the results are fabulous.
    I machine quilt, I don’t particularly like hand quilting.
    Thanks for the chance!

  • June 29, 2013 at 3:09 am

    What ever I can get my hands on! I’m still learning, so I prefer very simple machine quilting.

  • June 29, 2013 at 3:42 am

    Warm and natural is my go to choice. Love it!

  • June 29, 2013 at 5:35 am

    My favorite is warm and natural. I like handquilting, just now I am quilting on a small machine and it is a struggle ;-)

  • June 29, 2013 at 6:32 am

    I recently tried quilter’s dream brand for the first time, loving it. I machine quilt on my domestic sewing machine.

  • June 29, 2013 at 7:37 am

    My gosh, it was hard to choose just four!!! They are all beautiful, and there were so many that were just outstanding & magnificent!

    My fave batting is Warm & Natural, but I scored a really good deal on Hobbs 80/20, so I can’t wait to bust that puppy open and use it too. My long-armer used that in my first quilt, and I love it, so I’m sure I’ll be pleased with my next one too!

  • June 29, 2013 at 9:18 am

    I love the “Dream” batting. And have also just started using “Legacy”. Doesn’t give that crease when the quilt is folded up. Both are very nice to me.

  • June 29, 2013 at 9:21 am

    I really like Hobbs 80/20 for larger quilts with a lot of detail, it drapes really well and isn’t too heavy.

  • June 29, 2013 at 9:54 am

    I use quite a lot of Dream Puff or other synthetics – and I usually end up hand quilting because I’m scared of ruining my lovely patchwork by squidging it through the machine! (I’m lazy – I never tack the layers together, just use lots of pins!)

  • June 29, 2013 at 9:57 am

    I don’t have a favorite brand. I generally use what I can get on sale. I like fleece and cotton the best.

  • June 29, 2013 at 9:59 am

    Mountain Mist Cream Rose has become my go-to batting for bed quilts. I love the soft hand and crinkly texture it gives my quilts.

  • June 29, 2013 at 10:12 am

    I prefer bamboo batting because it is lightweight, needles well and drapes beautifully.

  • June 29, 2013 at 10:23 am

    I like Quilters Dream, but I do use Warm & Natural too. It depends on the quilt!

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