Quick-Strip Paper Piecing »
InstructionsIn the planning stage, I cut out the pattern schematic from the corner of the pattern printout and coloured in various options to see which ones I found most convincing.
I used 5 wedges each of Dreamweaver and Sailor's Delight, plus 4 plain black wedges the same shape.
Type of item: Home Decor
Style: Outdoorsy, Funky, Mod, Casual
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
What was your inspiration?
While watching Peggy assemble the Sailor's Delight pieces, it looked so much like a Bird of Paradise Flower that I had to try it. After thinking abut it a lot and looking at dozens of flowers, I decided it would look more real if I mixed the Sailor's Delight and Dreamweaver wedges together to create the natural asymmetry of these gorgeous flowers.
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.)
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!