Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Precision

Every once in a while I crave the precision of paper piecing. It's fun to work on a project like this (at least for a little while). I felt this way a while back and started a new project. I had a bin full of scraps from a previous project that needed used.


I opted for a pattern that has been floating around Instagram a bit. This is a variation on Grandma's Surprise from Then and Now Quilts by Joyce Giezler. This little guy is just 18" finished. I recently completed the quilting and am currently considering a binding. I'll likely go with navy to frame it. 


Mini quilts are a great way to try out a new technique or get something out of your system. I personally wouldn't ever want to paper piece an entire quilt, but I love it for small projects. It would never finish a whole paper-pieced quilt. This mini alone took me a couple months to actually complete. Now that I've done a little paper piecing, I'm ready to get back into a project that's more satisfying for me and a little less rigid.

8 comments:

  1. All the effort was definitely worth it, it looks wonderful!

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  2. This is beautiful!! Well worth the effort.

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  3. WOW! This is stunning Katie! I love the colour palette you have used. This mini has such movement !

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  4. Very pretty. I'm with you on trying out a technique on something smaller than a full sized quilt! Well done.

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  5. Lovely. Some of these pieces must be very small! I am a convert to paper piecing. Love the precision and the use of scraps!

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  6. this is so incredible! I feel the same about paper piecing. The precision is unmatched, but I can only enjoy it in small doses. :)

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  7. this is absolutely stunning. great work!

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  8. Thanks for the shout out! May I ask one favor? I've changed the name of my business to Quilterchick Designs and my last name is spelled Gieszler. Thanks! Love, love, love your quilt!

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