One of the guilds I belong to, Blackstone Valley Heritage Quilters, does not meet in the summer. So, this time of year all the year long projects are due. A couple weeks ago, I showed the Half Square Heyday challenge quilts. Last week our Block of the Month projects were due. I was the chair for the BOM and I want to share the quilts. The theme was “What a Wonderful World” with piecing on a muslin foundation. I had stamps made using blocks from the Electric Quilt program. AND I made them miniature!! LITTLE 3″ houses and a variety of trees were stamped and given out each month. The final layout was presented but they were free to arrange as they like. My LITTLE Wonderful World is below! (Before quilting)
Piecing on a foundation is very similar to paper piecing, but you don’t remove the foundation! Using the numbered areas, pieces are added in numerical order. I used a business card to fold the foundation back to expose the excess seam allowance. (A post card was too big for these tiny pieces!).
I also used my favorite tool, Brilliant Bindings for trimming the excess seam allowance!
You may notice the chimney sky section in the right corner starts again with #1. This little 1-2-3 section is copied onto a piece of paper and pieced as a separate section. Then added on the opposite side of the roof from #11 as #12. Much easier than making another stamp and stamping that chimney section on a separate piece of muslin!
#1- Use a business card for smaller paper piecing projects.
#2- many tools are multi-purpose. Use Brilliant Bindings anytime you need a 1/4″ cutting or marking tool!
Below are the results of our show and tell for the Block of the Month!!! Nice work ladies! (I know they are thrilled for you to see them.) please do not copy these without permission!
Debbie ~ Wendt Quilting
ENOY THE SHOW…