Monday, April 1, 2019

Paper Piecing Love

Sam Hunter is a quilt designer and a great advocate for knowing your worth. I have had a copy of one of her patterns in my collection for a while now. In truth, I have several of her patterns. I decided to do some paper piecing and make up a version of her paper pieced Love Stamp Quilt.
I basically learned to paper piece using her book Quilt Talk. If you want to make your quilts speak, and aren't afraid to learn something new, I recommend her book. If you buy it directly from her, she makes a little more than if you buy it through Amazon and she autographs it for you. I grabbed this gray print for a background (from one of the many fabric challenges I thought I was going to participate in and then didn't) and several reds from my collection to make this mini quilt.
I found some scraps in the bin that would work for this and add a  little more interest to the piece. One of the magical things about paper piecing is that you can piece with a little extra and still come out with a great block. 
Here they are all trimmed and ready to assemble. 
I didn't capture a picture, but there was a moment where LOVE was going to be spelled LOEV, but I caught it rather quickly. Me and that seam ripper and our love/hate relationship. 
I pulled some leftover backing fabric that was just the right size, a piece of leftover batting and got it loaded onto the frame.

In my next post, I'll share the quilting. Until then, if you want to use a well-written pattern, check out the selection over on Hunter's Design Studio. Plenty of great designs. One of them is sure to be right up your alley.

Tools and supplies (affiliate links):
Fiskars Rotary Cutter
Fiskars Self Healing Rotary Cutting Mat
Grabbit Magnetic Pin Cushion
Fiskars 8-inch scissors
Juki TL-2010Q
Wool Pressing Mat
BLACK+DECKER Classic Steam Iron
Creative Grids 6.5" Square Ruler
Creative Grids 4.5" x 12.5" Rectangle Quilting Ruler
Creative Grids 6.5" x 24.5" Rectangle

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