Paper Piecing Vintage: April

Paper Piecing Vintage - April

Welcome April and today’s pattern, Rambling Maid …and that’s no joke!

Rambling Maid is inspired by the classic quilt block Old Maid’s Ramble.

This is a young, updated and entirely paper pieced version and I don’t thinks she’s too worried about matrimony, hence, Rambling Maid!

As with all the blocks from PPV, Rambling Maid is entirely paper pieced and both 6″ and 12″ patterns are included.

Paper Piecing Vintage - April

Rambling Maid, by Jennifer Ofenstein (

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Like many of the PPV blocks, the pieces for Rambling Maid are easy to pre-cut with a little measuring before you start.

Save some time by following these bonus directions for the 12″ block:

  • Big background triangles = 2 – 6″ squares, cut in half on the diagonal (makes 4 triangles)
  • Outside corners = 2 – 5″ squares, cut in half on the diagonal (makes 4 triangles)
  • Center = 3 1/2″ square
  • Flying Geese = 10 – 3″ squares, cut in half on the diagonal (makes 20 triangles)
  • Flying Geese bodies = 2 of each color: 2 – 4 1/2″ squares, cut in half on the diagonal (makes 8 triangles, 4 in each color)
  • Have fun!

Paper Piecing Vintage Signature Block
April is my birthday month and I have a very special favor to ask! All Paper Piecing Vintage Participants are cordially invited to share a 6″ signature block for the Paper Piecing Vintage Signature Quilt! Use fabric leftover from your PPV quilt and then just follow the directions in the pattern.

This is a very special side project to commemorate your participation in the PPV BOM. If you participated in The Project of Doom or There and Back Again, then you know that Signature Quilts are near and dear to my heart and are my favorite way to commemorate projects like this!

See the Project of Doom Signature Quilt.

Haven’t signed up for Paper Piecing Vintage yet? Registration for the entire year is just $12. That’s 12 patterns in two sizes (plus the occasional bonus, like this month!), entirely paper pieced for one awesome price! All patterns for the year so far are included when you download.

Be sure to stop back by the first of each month for the latest Paper Piecing Vintage block.

PPV Prize April 2014

Join the Paper Piecing Vintage Facebook Group for exclusive content and to sew with friends! Share your Paper Piecing Vintage photos with the Sewhooked flickr group for a chance to win fun prizes all year long (April prized pictures above).

Need some help with paper piecing? Check out my full-length workshop, shared free right here on Sewhooked!


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