Monday, October 15, 2012

Paper Pieced Pear

Autumn Greetings, my friends.  I hope this finds you well.  It’s been awhile and it’s lovely to be back.

I recently challenged myself with a small paper pieced project.  It was done in four sections that were then sewn together.  When I say challenged myself I really mean it. 

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The pattern was from a 1996 McCall’s Quilting Magazine.

   A larger project called ‘Partridge In a Pear Tree’.

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My little pear was the ‘practice’ piece. 

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I pulled all the fabrics from my stash and was thrilled that the raspberry colour  for the inner border and binding matched the colour found in the Thimbleberries greens.

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Labelling my quilts is not one of my favourite jobs.  So I used the freezer paper method to print off a few.  Then cut them into stripes, sewed into  ‘tubes’, turned right side out and pressed the seam to the centre back.  Then I machine stitched the two ends to the seam allowance of the quilt layers then when I had hand stitched my binding these ends where covered up.  There no hand sewing on a label.  Easy peasy.

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Paper piecing can certainly drive you mad but the results can be well worth it. 

Thanks for visiting,

Diane

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