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Paper Piecing Vintage: May

May Paper Piecing Vintage Blog

It’s May Day, and the first of the month means a new Paper Piecing Vintage pattern!

Today’s installment is one I’m especially excited about. This pattern is about as traditional as you can get and there’s a good reason it’s still around…it’s cute, cute, cute!

I’ve dubbed my version Our Little House.

As with all the blocks from PPVOur Little House is entirely paper pieced and both 6″ and 12″ patterns are included.

May Paper Piecing Vintage Block

Our Little House, by Jennifer Ofenstein (sewhooked.com)

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

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

  • Use 2″ strips for the narrow pieces (windows, walls, narrow background strips)
  • Use 3 1/2″ strips for the roof and wide background pieces
  • Have fun!

Paper Piecing Vintage Signature Block
April was my birthday month and I have already received many 6″ signature block for the Paper Piecing Vintage Signature Quilt! If you have not yet shared your block I will be accepting Signature Blocks until December 31, 2014. See your pattern for details!

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!), entirely paper pieced for one awesome price! All patterns for the year to date are included when you download. Upcoming patterns will be added for you to download the first of each month in 2014.

Don’t miss yesterday’s blog post for Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks, Vol. 9 Blog Tour for a preview of my Yum Yum Strawberry Cake block and for two fun giveaways! Click here for my post!

 

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. There’s still time to win the April prize (pictured above!). Winner and a new prize to be announced Monday, May 5!

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

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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 (sewhooked.com)

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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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Paper Piecing Vintage: March

Ice Cream Bowl, March PPV Pattern

Hello, March!

I’ve continued to be thrilled with each and every Paper Piecing Vintage block photo that you all have shared. Thank you so much for joining me on this journey!

Today, we have the third installment in our Block of the Month: Ice Cream Bowl. 

Ice Cream Bowl is a classic pineapple quilt block. The “bowl” comes from the color placement and the optical illusion that it creates.

Not only are pineapple blocks one of my all-time favorite quilt blocks, a smaller version of this block is my go-to pattern for teaching beginners!

As with all the blocks from PPVIce Cream Bowl is entirely paper pieced and both 6″ and 12″ patterns are included.

As a bonus this month, there is a simplified 6″ pattern included for those of you not wanting to piece quite so many pineapple leaves! Want to make it 12″? Just print, cut in fourths, copy at 200% then glue or tape together!

Ice Cream Bowl, March PPV Pattern

Ice Cream Bowl, by Jennifer Ofenstein (sewhooked.com)

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Ice Cream Bowl, March PPV Pattern

Here are a few helpful hints:

  • Pre-cut strips for the “leaves.” 1″ works great for the 12″ pineapple and the bonus 6″ block. 3/4″ is plenty for the 6″ version.
  • Once you get a few rounds out from the center, you can prepare all four “leaves” at once (shown above). Instead of stitching one line at a time, stitch one, pull thread a little out from your machine, turn the pattern, then stitch the next until you’ve finished all four!
  • If making the 6″ block, make your life much easier by trimming seam allowances to 1/8″. That will reduce bulk and make it easier to work with.
  • Enjoy!

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.  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!

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

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