This week I am starting on a new paper piecing adventure. It will not be a long one, but hopefully it will be fun. The coming series of blocks is inspired by the impending arrival of a friends baby…
Yep they are having a girl…I wanted to do a quick, scrappy fun quilt for them using snowball blocks. I have designed five 12 inch blocks for this quilt and for a change, I have an idea of what the final quilt will look like!
This first block takes 48 pieces of fabric to make and as you can tell I full embraced the novelty print and pretty pink. Just so that it did not get to sweet and girly I added some dinosaurs just for good measure! You can find the free PDF pattern here….Pink ball one
I hope you will indulge me and my love of pink over the following few weeks as I work to get this quilt done!
24 thoughts on “In the pink….”
I love this pattern and so do love the pink . Looking forward to seeing where this goes.
This is fantastic! Beautiful. As much as I love green, I like this block even more.
Great block! Tha pink is gorgeous with the low volume…Can’t wait to see the quilt when it’s finished!
Thank you for sharing…. I do enjoy following along.
Love the block. I might almost be tempted when my hand quilting is finished.
Viv I am going to keep tempting you until you give in…. it is my cunning plan!
What a lucky little girl! 🙂
I am hoping she does not get too scared by the dinosaurs!
I so love your paper piecing projects and just wanted to thank you so much!!
You are welcome Gata….
Great looking block! Can’t wait to see more . . . :o)
Not so much indulge your love of pink as fully encourage and egg on! I’m looking forward to seeing all the rest, as I shall be needing some 12″ blocks soon myself!
I had to go back to my first love, pink.
This just might be the project for me. I have been wanting to try paper piecing for awhile now. Plus I have been stash building lately and I have got carried away with the colour pink!!!! I love your colour choices. Must be the Queenslander in you! It’s a bit more drab here in Victoria!
I definitely call myself a Queenslander… even now I am in the USA. I do think my colour taste and choices are heavily influenced by Australia…the intensity of the sun in QLD makes everything thing look loud and bright!
I married a Queenslander and lived there for two years ( Atherton). I definitely noticed that people dressed brighter! That’s where I started quilting.
Did I really say in a earlier comment “I really don’t like pink…” ? This is great!!!! Love especially your combination with that black/white.
No pink haters allowed….
Good call on the dinosaurs. You can never have too many pink dinosaurs – right? 🙂
Definitely not. Pink does not have to be just girly and flowery and pretty…
I made this block, but I reduced it to 33% to get a 4 inch block. It is a gorgeous block, but the center gets a bit bulky for all the points. I am still going to search for some good blocks to do in mini sizes.
Lynn there are quite a few of my green star series that are great for reducing…they are a little simpler and do not have so many points meeting in the center.