Paper piecing is so much fun, and I’m getting a jump on holiday sewing with this paper pieced Christmas tree! Most traditional holiday decor isn’t my style but I love how the geometric lines and crisp edges of this design looks when it is sewn up. A completed block measures 12″ square and I’m planning on making it into a pillow set with my paper pieced reindeer from another Quiet Play pattern, see it here!
I love this reindeer!! I am so proud of this project. I have paper pieced a few things, I initially tried it as a part of Try Something New Every Month last year and then made a wall hanging this year but both were very simple shapes. I sewed up this 12″ block and hope to make it into a pillow, but wanted to share it by itself first. You can also see the paper pieced Christmas tree I made to match. If you’re looking for more paper piecing ideas, be sure to check out my post with a bunch of cool free paper piecing patterns!
Check out my latest quilting project! I tried my hand at foundation paper piecing again, making a wall hanging for my friend’s son. If you aren’t familiar, foundation paper piecing means the pattern is printed on a sheet of paper and you sew the fabric through the paper (and then rip the paper off). I first tried it as a part of TSNEM (try something new every month) last year, it takes a few tries to get your head wrapped around it but then it’s pretty easy.
Of all the things I’ve tried this year, foundation paper piecing is my favorite! Looking for free foundation paper piecing patterns can be overwhelming; I am drawn to modern shapes and graphic animals. You can see my first attempt at foundation paper piecing in my TSNEM post here, as a part of my yearly Try Something New Every Month challenge.
As always, when preparing myself to try a craft technique I found loads of ideas and tutorials that were inspiring and wanted to share them!