Cute! I should post mine....well and get my project page started.
True thank you! Oh, yes...the process...well, I hate templates. I would rather figure out the math. I think I am going to have to pick and choose the blocks I do very carefully!
Supposedly there are paper piecing templates somewhere online. That might be nice for some of the blocks rather than the templates. That's what I'm planning on doing if I join in later...
Oh, and forgot to say, I like your blocks - this is going to be super cheerful!
Uh Oh, I din't realize we were going to have to revert to the pioneer days to construct this quilt. I definitely need to look into the paper piecing method.Like Carolmarie I don't know about joining the yahoo group but it looks like I better figure it out fast.
Caribousmom this fabric is sensational and it makes the blocks looks sooo different that the book. You do such neat precise work! I'm excited because the fabric I chose is in the reds, blues,whites and yellows from Pam Kitty Morning and I think it's going to "feel" like yours. I call it cheerful vintage.
OH MY, you got this done fast. I love the colors you picked. Can't wait to see what other blacks you decide to do. I think I am going to try a few blocks and most likely make it a scrapy quilt. But just in the planning stage. Have fun with it
Caribousmom...I know what you did today!! OMG....you must have put that turbo on automatic while you cut fabric!! Love your blocks!......as usual!
These are really great-sweet but not sticky sweet ;))))- just bright and crisp and happy!
Rebecca thank you! I joined the Yahoo group and I see where they have the paper piecing templates - so I may use those on certain blocks. I wonder why the author of this book thought templates for everything was the way to go? Many blocks are simply HSTs or squares or rectangles and are easier to cut if you know the measurements (rather than use a template).
Carolmarie I think some of the blocks will be easier with paper piecing, others can just be rotary cut without templates...
Terryt1955 ...cheerful vintage - yes! I just want a bright, happy, retro-feel quilt :) Sounds like you and I are on the same page!!
Quilt455 scrappy is good, I think. I am just going to have fun with this one...no stress, right?
Carolmarie If you go to files and click on Foundation Patterns, you will see all the PDF files for the paper piecing (labeled by Block #), then you will see the paper piecing pattern for each block - make sure you choose 100% in the top drop down menu and print it using "choose paper source by PDF page size" in the print dialog box so it prints at the correct size. If you simply want the templates, go to the file page, scroll down until you see Template Files, click on that and you can open the PDF files by block# there as well (same printing suggestions). Hope that helps!
Carolmarie Here is a great beginner's Block I used it to learn paper pieicing http://www.quilterscache.com/StartQuiltingPages/startquiltingthree.html
I also went to Fresh Lemons Quilts as Faith has a star quilt tutorial(s) I found really helpful. I did not make her pattern but read her how to's. When you start just make sure you cut pieces you will use big enough it makes it a lot easier. Carol Doak instructions from her books tended make them a bit small for me in the beginning. Once you get hang of a simple block you will have technique down and you are off to the races!
Love your fabric choices...this will be a very cheerful quilt!
Lots of great information. Thanks everyone! Oh, and I love the blocks you've done !
Carolmarie and True and Caribousmom I joined the group last night and hopefully they'll accept me. I don't know, they wanted to know why I wanted to join so maybe they'll think I'm unworthy! Wendy, thanks for the instructions on how to access the paper piecing templates, I'm sure there are a lot of us who will benefit.
I think we might have to give Caribousmom her own forum area on each project. We're not even a week in and the comments are already miles long. Love all the great info being shared! Wendy, I totally agree - why the templates when the shapes/sizes to cut are not anything complicated? Maybe consistency?
Rebecca LOL - Are there limits to how many comments can be left on a thread!??! Hahahaha....
Haha! I guess we'll find out with this project!
Oh, and I did not just go join the Yahoo group....
I like these color/fabric choices - so cheerful.
I love this block! At first glance it looks so complicated, but it's really simple in the construction. Definitely need to try this!
How's this quilt going? I love the happy fabrics that you've chosen.