Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Large Scale Paper Piecing

I love paper piecing and I had the chance recently to take a class from Nicole Neblett at Mama Love Quilts called Big & Bold Freezer Paper Piecing.  Nicole is a member of our guild and will also be teaching this very same class at QuiltCon.

How lucky for us to get a sneak preview!

My quilt is roughly 20'' square - pillow sized on purpose.   What looks like black in the photo is actually a deep navy color - the same color as the stripes.

I am thinking about whether I should bring a little blue up into that upper left corner - what do you think?

The technique itself was a lot of fun - like putting together a puzzle.

I brought along  Precision Quilting Tools Wool Ironing Mat (affiliate link)   and it worked really well for pressing the freezer paper to the fabric.

Nicole is on an episode of Fresh Quilting demonstrating this technique - check it out!

Have a wonderful day! Patty


  1. I need to take another class on paper piecing. I am not a novice, but definitely could use some more direction. I think I will look up her demo! Thanks for the info!
    And I like your 20" square so far! Very Modern!

  2. How awesome to get to take the class form Nicole. I could go either way on the navy in the corner. I would personally audition it and take a photo to help decide. :)

  3. I love this. Both your quilt and the video. This is now on my to-do list. Thanks for sharing.

  4. Wonderful block. It looks like an interesting technique. How lucky to get the workshop in advance!

  5. I have heard and read about this technique. It sounds really fun and the results are amazing. Love your design! I think you do not need to change it but if you want to add something, maybe you can place it on top to predict the change before unsewing or cutting... xo


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