Lupine is a gorgeous wildflower that grows all over Maine, as well as other parts of the country. Flowers vary in color; in Maine they are usually pink or purply-blue, but can even be white. When I think of Maine, I immediately think of lupine, so I knew that it had to be part of my Downeast Paper Piecing series. You can make one 10"x10" block into a pillow, a wall hanging, or an element of a table runner, or assemble multiple blocks to create a larger quilt.
This pattern has 15 pieces, but with easy joining points (no y-seams!). There are some sharp angles, so be generous in your scrap cutting, but the bit of extra effort is SO worth it. Make this with any three shades of your favorite blue, purple, pink, or even white. The pattern includes color codes on each foundation to help with accurate piecing.
The assembly diagram for this pattern is on a separate page from the foundation pieces so that you can conserve paper when printing. Always be sure to print "Actual Size" and check the Size Reference 1" square to confirm sizing accuracy before beginning to sew.
This pattern does not contain basic paper piecing instructions. If you are a beginner, you can find good tutorials to help you learn the technique on YouTube or with a google search. I've found this to be a helpful starting point:
OR you can take a class on Craftsy!
Enjoy! I can't wait to see what you create!
NOTE: I apologize to non-US buyers, but my patterns are now only available to US residents (due to the VAT tax). I will be opening a Payhip shop to make patterns available to international sellers, ...
NOTE: I apologize to non-US buyers, but my patterns are now only available to US residents (due to the VAT tax). I will be opening a Payhip shop to make patterns available to international sellers, so stay tuned! All patterns are on sale this week in celebration of the re-opening! Prices reflect the sale. Enjoy!
I'm a nature-loving yogini, crafty chick, photographer, and dedicated stay home momma and wife. I've been a crafter my entire life, but recently have been bitten by the quilting bug! I started quilting a little over a year ago, inspired by my Grammy June. I recently discovered that with paper piecing, you can make ANYthing you desire come to life with fabric. As a stay home mom of two little ones, my only sewing time is after the kids are in bed, thus: The Night Quilter was born. I grab a needle and thread once the kids are in bed!