Monday, March 21, 2016

Easter Eggs


I made these Easter eggs using the Iris Folding patterns I found online at www.circleofcrafters.com/irisfolding.  Both eggs are 6" by 8" and prop on small easels for display.  To use these patterns for paper piecing, I had to reverse the numerical order to do paper piecing,  working from inside to outside as opposed to the paper folding where you work from outside to center. 

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Paper Pieced Shamrock Towel

I recently discovered Iris Folding Patterns at www.circleofcrafters.com/irisfolding.  They have lots of free patterns available and are a quick project to complete. Instead of doing the paper folding process, I adapted this for paper piecing, fusing the final shape onto a background fabric and finishing with machine blanket stitching.  This one is on a kitchen towel celebrating St. Patrick's Day.

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

St. Patrick's Day Table Topper

I wanted a green table topper for St. Patrick's Day and saw a topper like this on the Sew Pieceful facebook page.  I made a trip to this quilt shop located in Campbell, NY and bought the pattern and fabrics.  The pattern is Happy Holidays by Atkinson Designs and has directions for 3 different sizes from table topper up to tree skirt size.  I'm looking forward to making this topper again for other holidays.