Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks Vol 6 Blog Tour - How I Do Paper Piecing
Welcome to my blog! I'm part of Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks - Volume 6 Blog Tour because a block I designed is in that issue of their magazine. It's called "Year 'round Hibiscus " and you can find it on page 37. It's Block #540.
Quilty Pleasures .
FREE STUFFIf you leave a comment on my blog saying what your favorite quilting food is, your name will be entered into a drawing for a free copy of the Volume 6 issue of QM's 100 Blocks magazine. If your email address is blocked on your sign-in, be sure to include it so I will have a way to contact you if your name is drawn.
I will also be giving away one of my patterns to another person whose name is drawn. The pattern is called "Christmas Cactus." The quilt is paper-pieced, pieced, and appliqued. It finishes at 43" x 43".
Okay.....on to how I made the Year 'round Hibiscus block.
Photocopy or trace each template. For this block, there are 4 different sections so that makes 12 templates in all. Cut out each template & be sure to include the 1/4" seam allowance.
Turn back the foundation on the stitched line.
Trim the seam allowance to 1/8".
For the center & outside templates, place them wrong-sides together on the fabric. I then traced around each piece & cut them out.
You will have 3 pieces for each block section.
On the foundation pieced section, baste a scant 1/4" from inside curve line. Clip curve just short of the scant 1/4" basting stitches.
Mark the center point on the inside purple piece and the inside curve of the foundation pieced piece. Matching the center points with right sides together, pin the two sections together easing in the fullness. Stitch on the 1/4" seam line being careful to not stitch over the pins.
The final step is to sew beads to the center to give it that special touch!
Thanks for following along. If you have any questions about how I did this, let me know. Also, if you make this block & would like to share, email your picture to me & I'll post it on my blog. My email is: firstname.lastname@example.org