Sunday, November 27, 2011

English Paper Piecing

The Paper Piecing for the 4 larger blocks with this design are now finished. I changed the fabrics around quite a bit before I appliqued them to the background. Some fabrics work so much better than others when it comes to fussy cutting them.
The next 4 blocks have applique.

I've also started on my Antique Prairie Rose quilt. I finally found a green I liked.
It is Moda's Bella Solid - Fig Green and after a couple of days cutting  all the pieces out I have the 1st block ready to sew.  The yellow pieces in the three top flowers are reverse applique so they will finish with a lot less red showing. It measures 28" X 29". 


antique quilter said...

OH I JUST LOVE your new block!!!! ah yes thats a wonderful green.
Can't wait to start mine too!
the paper pieced blocks are great, its fun to see the patterns come about from the fussy cutting,I agree with you though.
looking forward to seeing the applique blocks

Lida said...

Beautiful blocks! Compliments! Love the green you have chosen! Succes with the stitches, greetings

Karen said...

I really like the Antique Prairie Rose design. The green you selected works well. I think I would like to try a similar design. I have really been into applique of late.

WoolenSails said...

Love your new pieces, such beautiful work and applique.
I really need to practice more so I can make some, this year.


Sue said...

Love both of the projects you are working on, I am using the same red background fabric in your first project . If only I could get motivated to start sewing again.

Lisa said...

I'm just hooked on paper piecing now after I tried it. It's so addictive. I love the red you're using for the background! So rich.

Linda said...

Dorothy, I really like your Prairie Rose block. The shape of the leaves gives it a lot of character. And the leaves at the base add interest, too.

Anonymous said...

Love that applique block.