For a month or so I have been thinking about what I wanted to do for the next Paper Piecing Monday series, and I finally decided I wanted to do a sampler quilt. Now there are lots of different sampler quilts/patterns/books out there, The Farmers Wife, Dear Jane, the Women of the Bible as well as more modern samplers like Tula Pink’s 100 City Sampler and Elizabeth Hartman’s Patchwork City.
I looked at all my options and made two key decisions… I wanted to got traditional and I did not want to do all the half square triangles that are involved in most of the Farmers Wife/Dear Jane etc. blocks. So I pulled out some of the reference books I have and trawled through the online copy of the Ladies Art Company Quilt Pattern Book of 1898 (you can check it out here).
So my new adventure will be mainly paper pieced interpretations of very traditional blocks…where I can I will give you the name or names the block goes by as well as any different layouts for the block pieces…with a few of these traditional blocks different fabric placement gives you a completely different block and block name. All the blocks will all be 6 inches square finished.
So to start I give you my version of the Arkansas Snowflake…
You can find the free paper pieced pattern for this block here….Arkansas snowflake pattern.
I will be posting more blocks throughout the coming weeks…and not just on Mondays… so stay tuned.
15 thoughts on “Paper Piecing Monday’s Hodge Podge sampler…”
I like it! Thanks.
Thanks for the link to the Ladies Art Company catalog–I foresee spending much time there. Meanwhile, Arkansas Snowflake turned out nice, especially your choice for background color.
Thank you for sharing the Ladies Art Company Quilt Pattern Book of 1898. Like seeing all the blocks you come up with.
I love your rich eggplant take on a snowflake, and I bet there are going to be some really original interpretations of traditional blocks coming up!
I love the fabrics and the pattern…I’m so envious of all the pearl bracelets you have…I really, really need to buy a bundle!
haha…I did it! just ordered a half yard bundle on etsy!
Thank you and for the links
Love the idea of the traditional blocks done PP’d. BTW, while you’re about creating, could you create a day with about 60 hours in it so I can do all the projects I’d like to do???
Oh I wish I could invent that day. I need at least 5 more hours a day to get thru my daily to do lists.
Thanks for the pdf and the LAC links – so many pretty blocks to choose from 🙂
Can you also give us tips with each block? I am new to paper piecing. I’ve done other quilts but not paper piecing.
What a great idea! I look forward to seeing your accomplishments. Do you know how big you’re going to go with the finished piece?
I love love sample quilts, but your idea of making your own and paper piecing is wonderful! I look forward to seeing your progress!!
Cute! I can’t wait to see all the great blocks you come up with!
Dear Jane also has a lot of appliqué. I love appliqué, but it is not everyone’s cup of tea.