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Thursday, October 22, 2015

IBA/YCQ Blog Hop Day 7...My Day!

I sure do hope you are enjoying this blog hop as much as I have been.  Marlene Odie and Leila Gardunia have written a book that is sure to be a great addition to any ones quilt book library.
So many tips and tricks for the new quilter as well as refreshers for those who have quilted for many years. Some times we are the worst at falling into habits that are not the best. It's been an nice reminder for myself.

Today I am sharing Skill Builder Set 7, Foundation Paper Piecing with you. If your new to this technique, these 3 different blocks will allow you to gain confidence as you go, working your way from simple to more difficult blocks.

Hidden Star Block
While it's a great way to get your feet wet, this block
packs a big punch in the visual department.
Simple lines to stitch, for the beginner.

If you look closely, you can see that you get nice sharp points when you paper piece.

Eastern Star Block
This next block gives us some different angles to piece.
Again each and every point is perfect when stitching on paper.

Circle of Geese Block
It may look difficult, but your going to be more than ready for this
 after piecing the last 2 blocks.

Each of these blocks are 12 1/2" square. (unfinished)
Even if you are not making the complete sampler,
there are so many things we can do with blocks this size.

They are the perfect size for a throw pillow.

A great addition to this Carpet Bag Tote.

Lastly, these blocks are a perfect size for a table top quilt rack.

I do hope this has inspired you to give paper piecing a try, 
and play with some different uses for your blocks!

Make sure you enter in the give-a-way from Marlene.
 She's giving Island Batik Bundles and books to 4 lucky winners!
                                                         Rafflecopter giveaway

Thanks to Island Batik for the fabulous fabrics.

Tote bag...

1115014076 from Flower Fields
Almond from Neutrals
BE24-D1 from Blenders
111502078 from Flower Fields


521515013 from Holiday Happenings
521510044 from Holiday Happenings

Mini Quilt
Sprinkles from the Neutral collection
combined with my hand dyes.




  1. I would like to try FPP.

  2. Great ideas! Loving your mini quilt progress as well!

  3. how lovely. I love your projects. I love to paper piece. right now I am making a minion pot holder for my daughter in law for christmas

  4. Very pretty, thanks for sharing!

  5. Great blocks! I love the book. I've made the Circle of Geese block, too, and it comes out perfectly.

  6. I've used the circle of geese as a border on a quilt - looks great!

  7. Oh, wow! That moose in the top block is most excellent. :D

  8. these are great! love the projects you made with them

  9. Great projects' I love the star tote!

  10. Thanks so much for taking the time to review the book and make the blocks. I LOVE how you incorporated the Eastern Star block into the bag. I might have to do that myself....maybe with the circle of geese block.... Thanks!

  11. I love paper piecing! Your blocks are great!


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