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Bird of Paradise Flower Piecing - WIP

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All 4 flowers on A3 cardboard

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Quick-Strip Paper Piecing taught by Peggy Martin

Achieve perfect points every time! Peggy Martin shows you easy and fast techniques to create paper-pieced blocks and then combine them in new ways.

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Here are some details about my project:
Category Quilting
Type Home Decor
Style Funky, Casual
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What materials did you use? Quilting fabric scraps; sewing thread; pattern pieces for Sailor's Delight and Dreamweaver (5 of each); as-yet-not-found-floral fabric to match; batting & binding

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What are you most proud of? I think they're very striking and different from my usual creations. They will probably become placemats once I find that perfect border fabric. Not sure if I'll turn them into rectangles first, or leave them in half-octagons. (I'm almost out of the black fabric, so full squares is not an option.)

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? Use the little pattern schematic in the corner of the pattern pages to help you plan. And then ignore your plan and go with what looks good when you have the fabric in front of you!

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Your Bird of Paradise blocks are wonderful! I really love the fact that you are playing around and coming up with some of your own block combinations for new looks!! Be sure to post your finished placemats, too - would love to see them!

02/24/2012 Flag

Great design

02/25/2012 Flag

I love the Bird of Paradise flower and your blocks!!! You have given me some ideas for some water lilies that I have been wanting to do, but couldn't work out the best way!! thanks :)

02/28/2012 Flag