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 …

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 …

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 …