Monday, March 10, 2014


 Kristy over at Quiet Play  
 had a blog giveaway for reaching 
a milestone of 1000 followers!

I was very lucky to win 3 patterns...of my choice
from her Craftsy store.
(Posted her with Kristy's permission)

 Check out Kristy's block of the month using her pattern bundle 

Sew Kitschy

and because I have a woodland back yard
I had to have these cute critters!

Who wants to be WINTERBOUND?  
well on looks nice!

A big thank you to Kristy!
She has lots of patterns on Craftsy
many are free!

Go check out her store today!
And follow her blog for some great inspiration!
I am happy I do!

I have not paper pieced since this block I made in 2006

I was part of a kwilt my kwilting guild at work did for a 
breast cancer fund raiser.
I bought $20.00 worth of tickets and I WON IT!

My square is top left corner

I found paper piecing very intimidating and took several classes trying to "get it".  I have this book (available now as an eBook)

Martingale - Quilts for Mantels and More eBook eBook

 and once I made a mantel quilt 
with 16 maple leaves and 8 acorns
 "I got it"   Repetition was the key for me.

Paper piecing is BIG in today's modern kwilting world. 
If you paper piece...where did you learn the technique?
Do you like it? or not?


  1. So glad that this will get you back into paper piecing! I hope you enjoy it!!

  2. I do paper piece and I taught myself - with some help from Carol Doak's books. I actually often find it easier than traditional piecing and I do love the complicated and precise patterns you can get with paper piecing.

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  4. how lucky were you to win that lovely quilt. I have just bought a book learn to make a foundation pieced quilt, so far have not attempted paper piecing but see so many perfect points that others have created, just need to buckle down with the new book and have a go. Everyone seems to say once they have mastered the technique they really enjoy it

  5. Great win! I took a Judy Niemeyer pattern class a while back and made a table runner, but I didn't really love the process, and I think mostly because of the pattern - not my style. Maybe I just need to try piecing design that I like more to get into the swing of it. Enjoy your new patterns, Kathy!

  6. I love her patterns. I have the alphabet one which I use quite often. Paper piecing love the look, hate the waste.

  7. I do like it. Thanks for making it for me... Love you, Ruth


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