Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Having Fun . . .

 . . . with paper piecing

Been wanting to try it for a while and this week was the week.

Have had my eye on this tutorial and pattern from Fresh Lemon Quilts

It was very clear and best of all I was able to do it!!

Love, love, love the colors!

Bought this material a while ago while I was in Victoria, BC at Satin Moon quilt shop.

I can only find writing on one of the fabrics which is called 'Feel the Difference' by Art Gallery Fabrics.  I bought them in a FQ bundle so would imagine they are all from the same designer.

I wasn't sure that I wanted to make a whole quilt but merely wanted to try my hand at this so I decided to make it into a 16"x 16" pillow. 

Another feat for me - I made an envelope back for it.  

I know, it's not all that difficult but another first.

I used this tutorial online from Cluck Cluck Sew to put the pillow together.
I often wonder what people used to do when they didn't have the internet - it sure is handy.

A peek at the back.

Linking up with Crazy Mom Quilts.

Enjoy your weekend!!



  1. Gorgeous! I love making cushions (pillows!) and this is such a lovely pattern - very pretty fabrics too ... Congrats on your firsts, Shauna :)

  2. Are you kidding me? That was a lot of firsts and what a neat pattern and the colors make me feel like it is spring! Good for you Shauna. I can't help but wonder what you have up your sleeve for next time. Mmmmmmmm?!?!?! I can't even guess. Keep up the good work. Hugs, Wendy

  3. wow! for your first i'm totally impressed . .i have yet to try paper piecing . .too intimidated :) nice job!

  4. Gorgeous pillow! I thank the internet "gods" too! It is my "go-to-place" for everything quilty! Good luck with your "to-learn-list"! I have one of those too! ;-)

  5. Wow, great first effort with paper piecing! I LOVE your fabrics!