A paper foundation pieced quilt
I enjoy designing quilts with EQ5 and I came up with a paper foundation block pattern that I thought I'd share with you. For this block you make duplicates of 2 quarter blocks and then sew the four together to make the more complex block.
Note: If you aren't familiar with how to do Paper Foundation Piecing (PFP) - click here for my How-To articles and other links to information.
My design is for a large block, easy to paper piece, with each quarter being 8 inches and thus the final block being a large 16 inch size. But, if you have done a little paper foundation piecing already, you may want to make these a little smaller. This can easily be done on a copy machine and you can resize them down by half to a final 8 inch block for a nice effect.
I call this block design "Deco-Whirl" since I think the assembled blocks have a rather Art-Deco look to the quilt top. I show it here in rather bold colors, but it would nice in softer patterned fabrics as well. I have one lighter sample quilt top to show this and I put a homespun plaid looking fabric in this block and let the background soft sky blue fabric show through. The block would also look great with some bold batik fabrics.
I hope you'll have fun with it - be sure to send me a photo if you make it as a quilt!
Several Sample Quilt Tops are HERE
to show you possible ways for your quilt to look.
copyright ©2003 Susan C. Druding
This free foundation paper pieced quilt pattern was designed
and drawn using Electric Quilt 5
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