Paper Piecing Vintage – December (and we’re done!)

Paper Piecing Vintage with bonus pieced borders

This is it!

The big one…the one we’ve all been waiting for!

It’s hard to believe, but we have reached the finale of Paper Piecing Vintage!

Today’s update includes not only the final pattern, but the finishing instructions to turn each size block into a quilt using either 6″ or 12″ block AND an optional surprise bonus not included in the original design, the beautiful pieced border you see above!

It has been my great joy and honor to share this very special vintage-inspired Block of the Month event with you all. Thank you for shopping small and supporting an independent designer like myself! Your patronage helps to keep me designing and sharing both free and for sale designs.

Amber's PPV
And before we move forward with this last big PPV post, monumental thanks go out to my very good friend and consummate pattern tester Amber Lowery for testing each month’s pattern so it could come to you every month error free! This stunning black, teal and purple quilt with optional pieced border is her finished version!

And now…the final block in this 12 month block of the month!

Paper Piecing Vintage December

Today we have Spinning Puzzle. It looks complicated, but it pieces like a four patch and is super duper easy!

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

Paper Piecing Vintage December

 Spinning Puzzle by Jennifer Ofenstein (

Already registered for PPV? 

Download your updated BOM file now!

Save some time by following these bonus directions:

  • Both 6″ and 12″ blocks will stitch up even faster if you pre-cut (amounts are generous to allow for wiggle room)
  • For the 12″ block, you’ll need the following:
    • Dark Fabric: 4 – 7″ x 4 1/2″
    • Dark Fabric: 2 – 4 1/2″ x 4 1/2″ sub-cut into 4 half square triangles
    • Light Fabric:  4 – 7″ x 4 1/2″
    • Background: 6 – 4 1/2″ x 4 1/2″ sub-cut into 12 half square triangles
  • For the 6″ block, you’ll need the following:
    • Dark Fabric: 4 – 3 1/2″ x 2 1/2″
    • Dark Fabric: 2 – 2 1/2″ x 2 1/2″ sub-cut into 4 half square triangles
    • Light Fabric:  4 – 3 1/2″ x 2 1/2″
    • Background: 6 – 2 1/2″ x 2 1/2″ sub-cut into 12 half square triangles
  • Have fun!

Paper Piecing Vintage - Quilting Close-up

Gorgeous custom quilting by Francesca of Swink Girls Quilts! Aren’t the Baptist Fans just wonderful?

couponAs a special offer just for Sewhooked customers, get a 10% discount from Swink Girls Quilts on long arm quilting for your own Paper Piecing Vintage when you get in touch with Francesca by March 1, 2015! Offer only good on Paper Piecing Vintage Block of the Month quilts. Please see Swink Girls Quilts for details on long arm quilting pricing and email Francesca to make arrangements to have your PPV quilted!

Paper Piecing Vintage Signature Block
There’s still time to send in your Signature Blocks! All blocks received by December 31, 2014 will go into a keepsake quilt that includes the 2014 PPV Participants. Won’t you join us?

See your pattern for details and check out our Facebook Group for photos of blocks received so far!

Haven’t bought Paper Piecing Vintage yet? You can download the entire Block of the Month right now for just $12 – That’s 12 vintage inspired block of the month designs in 6″ & 12″ paper pieced patterns (24 total!), bonus blocks, layouts for two quilt sizes and instructions for a bonus pieced border, all for one awesome price!

Paper Piecing Vintage Greeting Cards

Visit the Sewhooked Etsy Shop for these fun commemorative Paper Piecing Vintage greeting cards in red & green, just in time for the holidays!

Tree Trimming

Each month, I give away a fun prize, often a pattern from my Craftsy Shop. In November, share ANY project designed by me (from,, Quiltmaker, etc.) with the Sewhooked flickr group and be entered to win a free copy of one of my most popular patterns, Tree Trimming!






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7 thoughts on “Paper Piecing Vintage – December (and we’re done!)


    Hi, I just wondered if you could send me he basic paper piecing instructions that was on facebook last week, where it showed how to paper piece. You were showing how to paper piece on a tree with just the ground and sky.

    Thank you, Carmen Smith


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