|I can't even remember who I gave this to!|
Now, back to those DWR paper pieced units. I started and stopped so many times that I thought - "Maybe today is my lucky day!" I took out my two DWR books just to get some inspiration for layout. I think I'm getting close!
|I used a variety of 1930s reproduction prints; precut my strips for quick sewing|
|Paper piecing is sewing through the paper, on the lines, creating accurate patches|
|Trim along outside paper line; remove paper; add first teardrop wedge|
|A square on each end of another paper pieced unit; pin, pin, pin!|
|Isn't she pretty?! The key is accurate 1/4" seams and slow sewing.|
I like the paper piecing part. That's easy! But I have created a few other DWR quilts using a simplified template. In my first book (Bold, Black & Beautiful Quilts, AQS 2004) I had one I called "Shotgun Wedding Ring." Yes, I did!
|Shotgun Wedding Ring by Susan Fisher. If you look close you can see the awesome quilting.|
|Green & Black, but now with batiks and lush florals|
|Four 12" blocks using the melon center cutaways as a design element|
Don't forget to visit on Thursday. It's my day for the Dare to Dresden Blog Hop. My project is very daring, not to be missed!
And I will be posting the last of those 31 blocks that I made 11 years ago so you can vote on them.