Thursday, November 7, 2013

In a Paper Piecing Mood

After all the garment sewing of Kids Clothes Week, I was ready to jump back into some quilting! Paper piecing is definitely my fav, so I whipped up a couple more blocks from my Speech Bubbles collection:

heart speech bubble 1

heart speech bubble 2

I think these two are destined to become a pillow. It's a little conversation-- "love you!" and "love you too!" :)

And as soon as I saw this block on Quiet Play, I knew I had to add it to my "to sew" list! I hate how the all the retail places start bombarding you with Christmas stuff earlier and earlier-- makes ya completely sick of the holiday by the time it actually gets here. But I will allow it for sewing/crafting purposes. ;) Ya gotta have time to make the Christmas stuff! So here it is, my first official Christmas sew of the season:

xmas wreath block 1

I think it was this little bird that got me hooked. Isn't she cute? I only wish I had used a different fabric for her belly. It is a different white-on-white fabric from the background snowflake fabric, but I don't think you can see that very well. Ah, live and learn!

xmas wreath block 2

Back in June I went to the Chicago Quilt Festival for work, and while I was there I "splurged" on a Curve Master presser foot. They were also selling these wooden seam rollers, so I got one of those too.

seam roller

I haven't played with the presser foot much, but I've used the seam roller and it's perfect for "pressing" the seams in paper pieced blocks! I love not having to walk across the room to my ironing board after every little seam. If you're a paper piecer, I highly recommend!

For the first time, I'm linking up with:

Paper Piecing Party


  1. Glad to have you joining the party! Love those little speech bubbles - they are so cute!

    Your Christmas robin looks just fab too!! Love your fabric choices :)

  2. Lovely paper pieced projects there - I have one big quilt to finish then I'm back onto some paper piecing and I can't wait!

  3. Really Cute! Nice fabrics.
    Janeen@Quilt Art Designs

  4. Those first two blocks really caught my eye! What a lovely conversation! And the sweet bird is so festive and fun. Great job on all, Jenny!

  5. Love your blocks! That pillow idea sounds so sweet!


  6. Love your blocks! That pillow idea sounds so sweet!


  7. Gorgeous blocks, love that tool too, my iron and board and so close I just turn in my chair but I still think a tool like that for PP would be wonderful!

  8. I love your blocks! The little birdie sitting in the wreath is so sweet. Great tip on that wooden roller.

  9. Your speech bubbles are so sweet!


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