Quick-Strip Paper Piecing »
InstructionsAll finished! Included label in the back.
Type of item: Home Decor
Style: Mod, Funky
All cotton, fabric, batting, and thread.
What was your inspiration?
Used the Zigzag pattern. Came up pretty fast and accurate.
Quilted with free-hand single feathers around the zigzags, and with a reproduced and 200% increased double-feather from "Follow the Quilting Design" by Mary Covey for the main border.
Used cling wrap method to reproduce the border quilting design.
What are you most proud of?
This is the largest quilt so far (Jan. 2013) that I have completed and quilted on my own, an almost 1.5 m or 55 inches square after quilting which tremendously reduced its initial size.
Used trapunto (double batting layer) for the dark pink and green zigzags as well as a fine purple-thread border around them. This combination really brings them forward.
I also started in the summer 2012 to include home-printed fabric labels in the back of my quilts surrounded by a log-cabin border made from left-over fabrics from the same quilt. I am particularly fond of the label for this quilt.
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
Be accurate, which is easy with paper piecing anyway, because misaligned points will not go well with this pattern.
Also, take time to audit the fabrics when selecting them. Choose high contrast ones for the zigzags. It will make a big difference.