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  • Total submissions: 34
  • Total countries: 10
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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 29, 2013 at 10:23 am

    I use 80/20 all the time!

  • June 29, 2013 at 10:33 am

    I base my batting choice on what I’m making, whether a bed quilt, home accessory or garment. Sometimes I select based on what I have in my personal resource center (stash).

  • June 29, 2013 at 10:56 am

    I am just a beginner don’t know what my favorite is, but I like the feel of silkbatting very much.

  • June 29, 2013 at 10:58 am

    I usually choose Warm and Natural, but it depends on the quilt. Next I want to try a wool batting.

  • June 29, 2013 at 10:59 am

    I don’t really know about the different brands, I buy whatever the store keeps it seems.

  • June 29, 2013 at 11:07 am

    I use Warm & Natural, I like to use cotton and a thin batting is heavy enough in the south.

  • June 29, 2013 at 11:37 am

    I use warm and natural but the LQS has bamboo batting that I’d like to try, it is so soft and moves so nicely.

  • June 29, 2013 at 11:37 am

    Warm and Natural is my favorite and I stock up when it’s on sale. I use it for machine quilting, which is the only kind of quilting I do. Kudos to those who do hand quilting! Great quits this week as always.

  • June 29, 2013 at 11:42 am

    Hobbs- Polydown for me, it quilts nicely and although I machine quilt, it can be hand quilted.

  • June 29, 2013 at 12:04 pm

    I love Quilters Dream but I use Hobbs generally as it is easier for me to purchase.

  • June 29, 2013 at 12:06 pm

    This weeks quilts are outstanding. I needed more than 4 votes this week. Congrats to all who have entered.
    Those jewel rounds are absolutely beautiful.

  • June 29, 2013 at 12:16 pm

    My favourite is Tuscany by Hobbs. It makes my quilts warm but not stiff after quilting iike Warm & Natural.

  • June 29, 2013 at 12:27 pm

    I love Warm & Natural, I have used other brands but I always go back to W&N.


  • June 29, 2013 at 12:44 pm

    I’m not brand loyal as I do have to shop the sales. But I always use cotton or a mostly cotton blend (80/20). I would LOVE to try wool batting as well.

  • June 29, 2013 at 12:50 pm

    I’ve only used Warm & Natural so I guess it must be my favorite. Maybe I’ll eventually branch out and buy something different if I can get it on a great sale.

  • June 29, 2013 at 1:04 pm

    I just use what ever is on sale. Thanks for the giveaway.

  • June 29, 2013 at 1:13 pm

    I like Warm & Natural best so far but I use what I can get here in Mexico.

  • June 29, 2013 at 1:57 pm

    I’d love batting with organics but we don’t have any here, in Uruguay.

    We have only two options (plain guata or guatina) and both are synthetic.

  • June 29, 2013 at 2:24 pm

    I use Warm and Natural most of the time but I’m thinking of trying a silk batting for my next quilt.

  • June 29, 2013 at 2:32 pm

    I really love Warm and Natural, but I am open to trying others if highly recommended by someone I know.

  • June 29, 2013 at 2:36 pm

    Warm and Natural for quilts.

    But for table runners – Woolen yardage that is prewashed and pressed. Lies nice and flat and isn’t too thick or poofy. (I am wary of candlesticks on thickly batted table runners.)

  • June 29, 2013 at 2:49 pm

    I use 2 favorite battings for all my machine quilting. I use high loft Mountain Mist for bed quilts – I like my quilts soft & cushy. For wallhangings I always use Warm & Natural cotton batting – the heavier weight of it helps the wall quilts hang just right.

  • June 29, 2013 at 3:20 pm

    I’m new to quilting so I don’t have a favorite yet. Looks like a great giveaway. Thanks!

  • June 29, 2013 at 3:46 pm

    Wow, it was really, really hard to vote for just one this week. What gorgeous quilts and beautiful work!!! My favorite batting is Quilter’s Dream. I usually use the Quilter’s Dream Blend for machine quilting, but I have used other battings in their line, and I love them all.

  • June 29, 2013 at 4:03 pm

    I really haven’t found a batting I don’t like. Depending, I use wool, bamboo, polyester and cotton and I really haven’t seem a lot of difference in how they quilt. Wait, I did try to use an unbonded, polyester, high loft someone brought for me to use. Still good for tieing a quilt but disaster for machine quilting. I won’t do that again! Thanks. Those are gorgeous gems.

  • June 29, 2013 at 4:22 pm

    My favorite batting is Thermore by Hobbs. It hand quiilts like a dream, but is light weight for those of us who live in warm climates (Texas). Just love it.

  • June 29, 2013 at 4:53 pm

    I don’t have favorite yet. I’m trying out what’s available in local stores. Thx.

  • June 29, 2013 at 4:56 pm

    I have used warm and natural exclusively (everything I quilt is machine quilted), but I have been thinking of trying 80/20 and hand quilting some small wall hanging quilts. Thanks for the opportunity to win!

  • June 29, 2013 at 6:54 pm

    I have tried several brands and weights. Most don’t need to be quilted any closer than six inches, although I really love the look of heavy quilting, it adds so much texture and such a finished look.

  • June 29, 2013 at 7:48 pm

    I don’t have a favorite brand, but I like the bamboo batting that is available.

  • June 29, 2013 at 7:49 pm

    Warm and Natural has the texture I like for hand quilting.

  • June 29, 2013 at 8:30 pm

    I use Warm & Natural and I’m machine quilting

  • June 29, 2013 at 8:41 pm

    Don’t really have a favorite brand. Just far prefer cotton over polyester.

  • June 29, 2013 at 8:43 pm

    I love Warm & Natural or Warm & White for both hand quilting and machine.

    Lovely quilts this week! It was hard to choose!
    Sandy A

  • June 29, 2013 at 8:46 pm

    I don’t have a favorite brand. But I use it for machine quilting. I’m still learning!

  • June 29, 2013 at 9:33 pm

    I’m not loyal to any particular brand, but I almost always use 80/20. Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

  • June 29, 2013 at 9:37 pm

    I mostly use wool batting, no particular brand.

    Very hard to choose four quilts this week.

  • June 29, 2013 at 10:01 pm

    I usually use warm & white or warm & natural, but my quilter loves quilter’s dream!

  • June 30, 2013 at 12:14 am

    I like Starburst Wedding Ring!

  • June 30, 2013 at 1:37 am

    I love Quilter’s Dream, Warm and Natural and sometimes I use wool. I machine quilt.

  • June 30, 2013 at 1:54 am

    I’m not too fussy about brands but here in Australia I use one called Sew Easy (I think!) when I want cotton or a cotton/bamboo blend which I use for machine quilting. If I’m hand quilting I use a high loft wadding such as a wool but don’t have a particular brand for it.

  • June 30, 2013 at 2:03 am

    Over the years, I’ve mostly used the Hobb’s Heirloom 80/20, for machine quilting.

  • June 30, 2013 at 4:56 am

    I love the “trouvez le coer”. Beautiful colors!

  • June 30, 2013 at 6:12 am

    I am a hand piecer so it was fun to see the variety of paper-pieced quilts, even if I would never make any. As for batting, I love “thinsulate” made by 3M. I think it is intended for clothing and I can buy it on the roll in assorted lofts. I like it because it has a tacky feeling and does not need a whole lot of basting, and stays put while hand quilting, Even the thinnest has a nice high loft. My sister living in the stated can.t seem to buy it there which is strange. Japanese battings come in sealed plastic so there is no way to know what you are buying until you take it home and open the package. The only thing you know is the size … in centimeters of course.

  • June 30, 2013 at 7:26 am

    I almost always use Warm & Natural. I’ve used polyester some but don’t care too much for it. Warm & Natural is easier to work with. I do only machine quilting. All of this week’s quilts were wonderful. It was hard to choose only 4.

  • June 30, 2013 at 9:08 am

    I love warm and natural and use it for everything! I find it faubulous to work with!

  • June 30, 2013 at 9:43 am

    Sorry, I don’t know the brand name but it’s a fusible from my LQS. They also have a none fusible that is mostly poly that I like for baby blankets since they get washed so much.

  • June 30, 2013 at 9:46 am

    I use Hobbs Tuscany wool for machine quilting. Soft and lightweight. Drapes beautifully. Quilting really shows up….

  • June 30, 2013 at 9:57 am

    I’ve been using the “warm” battings (natural, white & black). I love the 100% cotton but I’m looking to try wool!

  • June 30, 2013 at 10:01 am

    I like Warm & Natural or Warm & White for my machine quilting. Haven’t done any hand quilting before.

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