Earlier this season I created a paper piecing pattern for a haunted house. You can find it in my shop here
. While my pattern will not teach you how to paper piece (also some times called foundation piecing) I did have a gal who tried it out (her first time paper piecing) and it worked out great. If you want a great tutorial to get you started with paper piecing I suggest this one
. Next up I am trying out my house with Christmas fabrics to see what I can come up with.
The mini quilt I shared the other day for the Heather Ross swap was actually not the first mini I made. At first I thought I might like to use the new line of HR fabrics and created this little quilt, but I wasn’t in love with it. I decided to return to the drawing board and come up with an idea that used a wide array of her fabrics, and was a bit more colorful. I thought I’d should still go ahead and share some photos of my first draft, which I gave to my friend Jessee for her mini wall.
The second instagram swap I signed up for was a Halloween mini swap. I love Halloween so this was right up my alley. I decided to use english paper piecing and focus on fabric that had a vintage look, since my partner said she liked vintage Halloween. Again right up my alley! I sewed up one of my Halloween bunting
from Spoonflower, some of my mini treat bags
, and of course had to include some candy & Halloween legos in the mix.