You can make this charming quilt for a child's room or for yourself. It has boats, fish and a star. You can make it as shown, or make more stars or fish if you like. When you have finished making this easy pattern you will be ready for more challenging patterns. When I designed this pattern I liked it so much I made two, one for my husband and one for a grandchild. I taught a class in paper piecing using this pattern, and it was very popular. This pattern contains detailed, illustrated instructions that will teach you to paper piece. If you have never learned to paper piece, this is a good pattern to start with. The nice thing about downloading this pattern to your computer is that you can print out as many paper piecing patterns as you need. Make a mistake? Print another one.
I have been quilting for many, many years, and I still love creating beautiful things from fabric. I have been sewing since I was a child. My first sewing machine was a little hand-cranked toy which ...
I have been quilting for many, many years, and I still love creating beautiful things from fabric. I have been sewing since I was a child. My first sewing machine was a little hand-cranked toy which made a chain stitch. Then I had an electric one which had an on/off button. I finally graduated to a sewing machine with a foot pedal when I was 14. I started making my own clothes then. That was back in the days when fabric was inexpensive.
I started quilting as a means of keeping warm when I lived in a poorly heated house. Money was scarce, so I got old clothing from the thrift shop. I cut it up and sewed it into beautiful quilts. Gradually, the knitting, crochet, embroidery and macrame was pushed aside and quilting took over more and more of my spare time. I caught the bug and I was hooked.
I love cotton fabric. I love the different designs printed onto it. I have a large collection, probably more than I could ever use. I also love thread. Since I stopped buying so much fabric I now buy every beautiful spool of thread I see. Variegated thread is my favorite.
In my other life, I am a registered nurse working in a residential care plus emergency room facility in a very tiny town.