Paper Pieced Home Blog Hop

During the Learn More, Sew More paper piecing challenge, I asked Penny Layman of Sew Take a Hike if she wanted to participate.  I have always loved Penny’s work and her patterns inspired me to try paper piecing.  Luckily, she agreed and I interviewed her here. Then I *might* have stalked looked for her at Quilt Con.  When I found …

Tangelo Class with Carolyn Friedlander. Paper Piecing {Learn More, Sew More}

Have I told you I’m in love with Carolyn Friedlander?  It really is not a secret.  There might even be some evidence of it online… I wanted an autographed copy of Carolyn’s newest book, Savor Each Stitch, and offered a mug rug and snickerdoodles to anyone who would get me one at Quilt Market!  Yes, that is the proof of …

More Paper Piecing Resources. {Learn More, Sew More}

Since I have been working on the paper piecing component of the #learnmoresewmore challenge, I wanted to share more helpful resources: Allison wrote a fantastic post on using Freezer Paper for Paper Piecing! Right Sides Together put together a great Paper Piecing Cheat Sheet for us visual learners. Any other resources you have discovered and want to share?      

Free Heart Pattern by Caroline from Lalinsocal: Paper Piecing {Learn More, Sew More}

Between tutorials from Diane, Kristy, and Sarah, I hope you are conquering your fears about paper piecing! Through the amazing world of Instagram, I “met” Caroline of Lalinsocal.  When I discovered she lives in San Diego, I gently encouraged pushed her to come to the San Diego Modern Quilt Guild.  What can I say!?!  I am an enabler!! As a …

Penny Layman Interview. Paper Piecing: Week 3 {Learn More, Sew More}

Eight years ago, Penny Layman started her blog Sew Take a Hike .  A dental hygenist by day, she has become an expert in foundation paper piecing.  Her designs have been featured in Optical Illusions,  Lucky Spool’s Essential Guide to Modern Quilt Making, Pillow Pop, Modern QuiltsUnlimited, Stitch magazine and more.  Her newest book, The Paper-Pieced Home,  came out on January 9th.  I …

Loving the “Love” {learn more, sew more}

Diane’s tutorial on how to make a “Love” block using her paper pieced alphabets has inspired me to make my own! Does it shock anyone that it is purple!?!  The purple plus Lizzy House and Anna Maria Horner just screams “Sandi!” Jenny also made one!   Anyone else ready to try one letter for a chance to win Diane’s whole My …

Introduction to Paper Piecing {Learn More, Sew More}

Paper piecing involves sewing fabric to a foundation and creating a precisely pieced object. This gorgeous paper pieced block was made by Freshly Pieced. It looks hard!  All of those perfect pieces sewn in perfect angles!!  But after you make a few blocks, you realize paper piecing is not hard.  With a bit of practice and a few tips, the …