In 1899, an unknown quilter began stitching fabric scraps on a paper foundation. Alas, the quilt was never finished. (It happens to us all!) The incomplete top is on display at the Virginia Quilt Museum, and the paper is still intact.
Each quilt is made with Missouri Star 10” Paper Piecing Squares, which don’t have the mystery and romance of 19th century correspondence, but they’re SO easy to use! See how simple and fun foundation paper piecing can be!
Take a peek at Sue’s latest collection, Sweet Stems and learn a bit about English Paper Piecing!
You’ll find navy, pinks, greens, and greys in Sue’s Sweet Stems collection. A beautiful palette filled with lovely florals and vines. This line is so sweet, it comes with its own stories! Pick up the pattern, papers, and templates packets to unfold the designs of sweetwater, dragonfly, or hamlet.
Here is Sue at last month’s Missouri Star Academy event showing off some of her designs using Sweet Stems.
Happy English Paper Piecing Week! Jenny has teamed up with English Paper Piecing guru, Sue Daley, to bring you an entire series of helpful tutorials and tips. Tune in all week for great projects and instruction to show you how fun and easy English Paper Piecing can be!
First on the docket? An Intro to English Paper Piecing tutorial! Click on the button below to watch!
Have you ever heard of Fabriflair™? It’s a brand new product from Indygo Junction. Paper piecing with mat board templates to create beautiful three-dimensional projects that are eye catching and so much fun! You can learn more about it in our latest issue of Block Magazine.
Dimensional paper piecing
“Material” amusements for needle and thread
Eye candy for quilters
Fabriflair™ kits are such a clever, unique way to showcase favorite fabrics, embroidery and fiber art for quilters and sewers alike. And they’re quick projects, so it’s a nice break from always feeling like you have to finish those UFOs and PHDs.
Here’s how it works: Cover pre-cut, rigid mat board templates with your favorite fabrics and piece them together into decorative and functional projects. It’s English Paper Piecing with a twist and it’s dimensional so no need to remove the “papers” or “templates”. Whether you pull from your stash for a more eclectic look or grab a precut pack from your favorite designer’s new line, once you start stitching you will find it’s addictive!
Take a look at this short video for a peek at the process:
My name is Amy Barickman. Check out my book Vintage Notions and RJR fabric lines for more of my story. My company Indygo Junction has produced patterns and books inspired by my extensive collection of vintage patterns, fabrics and embroidery designs. Fabriflair™ was inspired by a dimensional star I found created with feed sack prints with buttons accenting the center of each star! It started with a star and now we have 6 kits available!
Fabriflair™ is the perfect on-the-go project for quilters. Easily portable and perfect for pre-cuts! If you love to keep your hands busy, these can easily be stitched in your leisure time while watching sporting events (kids or on TV) or listening to your favorite podcast!
While you can make Fabriflair™ for yourself showcasing your favorite new charm pack, you can also personalize Fabriflair™ for friends and family using all kinds of themed/novelty fabrics!
We are huge Royals Fans here in Kansas City! 2016 World Champs! How about combining your team’s fabric and up-cycling shirting for this Brio Sphere. I am also Kansas Jayhawk Alumni and die hard fan!!! Here’s my Radiant Star showcasing a combination of several novelty team fabrics.
Christmas will be here before we know it! I love the large Radiant Star as a centerpiece or even a tree topper!
My favorite ornaments on my tree are hand made with a story! Try making a Trilliant Ornament or Brio Sphere with vintage fabric and beads or personalize with an embroidered name. A perfect keepsake to make with leftover fabrics from your quilt. Stitch up an ornament to accompany a quilt you are giving as a gift!!
Enter to win! Now it’s your turn! Share your ideas for personalizing Fabriflair™ in comments and choose 1 (or all) of the options to enter above and could win all six kits along with a Fat Quarter pack of my new RJR line Vintage Made Modern- Stitcher’s Garden OR a second winner will win $25 MSQC Quilter’s Cash.
We have been super busy this last week!! Which is great 🙂 Ladies (and Gents) keep em coming!
I wanted to spotlight this amazing quilt… It is a scrappy quilt made by one of our local librarians, and it is gorgeous! This is a paper pieced quilt, and the main block is called pineapple. (?) Each block has 37 different pieces of fabric!! I was just in awe of this quilt.
And all the borders had this beautiful applique on them!
We machine quilted the simple feather meander pattern on it and it turned out great…I love how the machine quilting enhances the design!