Look at What You Can Do


Pieced quilt by Diane.

Diane made this super quilt with some of my hand dyed fabrics called Parakeet. Isn’t it beautiful! I haven’t made a pieced quilt in years. But when you see work like this, it is so inspiring. Many of you create lovely pieces like Diane’s using my fabric and I’d love to see them. Please send me a picture and I’ll feature you on the blog too.

Thanks, Diane, for sharing your work with us.

9 thoughts on “Look at What You Can Do

  1. This is gorgeous. I’ve taken a craftsy class on paper piecing because I can’t see me doing all those points with regular piecing. And I really love your fabric — I think I have some that is very similar in color.

  2. How do you know how to cut your shapes if you remove the paper? I always draw on the paper and cut my shapes with the paper on. I agree that cutting while leaving the paper on will distort the shapes sometimes when you are trying to remove it.

    • With paper piecing, you sew the fabric to the paper (thin paper) trimming as you add the different fabrics and when the paper pattern is completely sewn the paper removes fairly easy and you can either applique the pattern onto your quilt or sew the blocks together — I’m not real good at it yet, but it works. So far I’ve only done fairly easy blocks

  3. Parakeet was the inspiration for my donation to SAQA this year though it took me over a year to finish it. It’s not near as fancy as Diane’s but It uses all the colors but is only 12 x 12 inches. I love your “Parakeet” fabric. I’ll send you an email with the quilt photo if you want to share. Let me know.

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