February 2022 | I am happy to display photos of your paper-pieced projects.
Orange by Karen Derrick
I'm a huge fan of orange as well. Here is a top I finished recently. It makes me happy!
Not a Paper Panache Pattern
Four 100s Virtual Quilt Top
by Linda S Worland
The above was one of the designs I did to celebrate MB100. I thought it would be fun to see it as a top, so asked for volunteers to make a block and send me a photo. This was my favorite layout.
Teresa Catlett, Booneville, AR
Karen Derrick, Santa Rosa, CA
Rooster for James by Linda S Worland, Prescott Valley, Arizona
Last October the daughter of a long-time friend of mine asked me to make something special for her boyfriend--a stuffed rooster. His grandmother had a stuffed rooster doorstop that he had very fond memories of from childhood.
She gave me rough final measurements, and initially I made three stuffed chicken bases in muslin to find the shape she liked best (we used the third one). I found a rooster photo online that suggested the colors to use. I inserted a little bag into the base filled with about a pound and a half of smooth stones to weight him on the bottom; this helped keep him upright while working on him.
I began this project thinking more in terms of applique, but in the end I decided that paper piecing was much faster and saner. I divided the chicken into the major pieces: bottom, lower front, back, neck, wings, tail, head, beak, and comb. I designed and paper-pieced the pieces and then appliqued them to the base. I bought exactly one quarter-yard of material (that I didn't need or use), and all the rest of the fabric came my stash of 40 years. I managed to get it done by the beginning of December for Christmas.
Now I'm thinking turtles... !
Not available as a pattern