Paper piecing quilt patterns are among the most asked-for patterns we publish. Foundation paper piecing isn’t in every quilter’s comfort zone, but for those who love it…well, they really, REALLY love it!
That’s why I was thrilled to be invited to participate in the blog hop to celebrate the release of The Paper-Pieced Home: Quilting a Household One Block at a Time by Penny Layman (Interweave/F+W, $26.99).
With 40 unique, original paper-pieced block patterns, all with a domestic theme, PLUS 14 project patterns to showcase the blocks, this book is packed with fun ideas and inspiration. Foundation masters are on an enclosed CD for easy printing. A quilt using a bunch of these blocks would be amazing!
What really caught my eye when I flipped through the book was the Sewing Machine Block. I loved the sense of perspective and the streamlined look of it, and at 15″ square it was a great size for a pillow or other small project…just what I needed! True confession – I’d never made such a complicated paper-pieced block before. But Penny’s foundations and instructions helped me get it right on the very first try. Here’s a photo gallery of some of the steps along the way:
Here’s the entire blog hop schedule; most of the participants have made blocks from the book, so bookmark this page and click the links to stop by as many as you can!
3/16 McCall’s Quilting / Sewing Machine Block (you’re already there!)
3/17 Love of Quilting / Review
3/17 Sandi Sawa Hazlewood of Crafty Planner / Watering Can Block
3/18 Quilty Pleasures (Quiltmaker blog) / Review
3/18 Imagine Gnats / Rotary Phone Block
3/20 Verykerryberry / Lion Block
3/21 Artisania / Cast-Iron Skillet Block
3/23 Where the Orchids Grow / Lamp Block
3/24 Katie Blakesley of Swim Bike Quilt / Layer Cake Block
3/24 House on Hill Road / Oven Mitt Block
3/24 Lee Heinrich of Freshly Pieced / BBQ Grill Block
3/26 Pink Penguin / Allie-Gator Block
3/26 A Happy Stitch / Giraffe Block
3/27 Bijou Lovely / Jar Block
3/27 Two Little Banshees / Saucepan Block
3/27 Charise Creates / Espresso Mug Block
3/30 Karen Lewis Textiles / Couch Block
3/31 Poppyprint / Clawfoot Tub Block
3/31 One Shabby Chick / Stack of Books Block
3/31 During Quiet Time / Sleeveless Dress Block
4/06 Pat Sloan The Voice of Quilting / Author Podcast Interview
And now for a giveaway! We have 3 copies of this value-packed book to give away to our readers. Leave a comment below before midnight April 12, and you’ll be entered into our random drawing. Three names will be drawn on April 13 and notified by email. This contest is open to US and Canadian residents, excluding Quebec.
Can’t wait to see if you win? You can order print and digital copies of the book right here. Enjoy your paper-pieced homes, everyone!