Today’s paper piecing pattern is a little bit different from my usual fair, as it is a lovely mix of traditional piecing and paper piecing, not that you can tell from the results….
The pattern I used is Lee at Freshly Pieced’s Arkansas Traveler block. Lee’s instructions are easy to follow and I loved making a block that had a little bit of traditional piecing
as well as some good old-fashioned paper piecing….
This is the block I am setting for August for my Do Good Stitches group. I can not wait to see how everyone in the Hope Circle interprets this block….
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I really love this block and the colors/fabrics you used — I can’t help staring at it — first it’s a butterfly, then it’s abstract art. Very wonderful! (Now, I must go back to work and stop staring!)
Glad you liked it. I think scrap blocks have that mesmerizing effect, it is all the fabric pretties to look at.
I get to make this block? Awesome! Thanks for the sneak peek. I can’t believe it’s almost August. Yipes!
Glad you are excited. I never know if my choices, particularly paper piecing ones, are daunting or not. Can’t wait to see what you create.
Ooh I love it, Cath! I found a cool paper piecing block the other day, when I remember where it was I want to ask you if you’ve made it up before. I’m scared to ask my do.Good stitches group to paper piece lol!
I love a good block. Let me know when you find it.
That is gorgeous! I Love that!
I love the finished look of this block, but it is one I would be nervous about trying. I have never figured out how to get the traditionally pieced bits to sit exactly where I want them to as I assemble the other bits around them. Is there a trick or a knack to this?
Carla I ended up folding the pieced bit along the seam and aligning the center…with other blocks I just hold it up to the light and align that way. I was also using a little bit of glue stick to keep the piece in place. Worked well.
Can’t wait to give it a go! I only hope mine comes out half as lovely as yours!