Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Tell Me a Story Pillow

I was so excited to hear that Amy Friend (During Quiet Time) had written her first book (Intentional Piecing) and couldn't wait to get my hands on a copy of it.

I found Amy and her paper piecing work as I began the journey of learning how to design my own foundation paper piecing designs when making a swap quilt. We connected through social media, eventually met at quilt market, and became east coast quilty friends.

I participated in her Tell Me Story block challenge and had fun making up stories for each block (you can see each block and it's story throughout my Kid Giddy IG feed).

Because I love to work small and fussy cut cute little images from fabric - I decided to shrink Amy's original block pattern by 50%. My blocks finished at 3" and went together as a basic 9 patch, which worked perfectly for a decorative pillow.

I added 3 borders, quilted the blocks and then quilted hopscotch print. I added cording to the edge for a tailored finish, because it's just better that way and finished it as a basic envelope pillow. 

Amy's book is not all foundation paper piecing. There are other great projects to make and piece together, using selvages or fussy cut prints and having fun. What I learned from this book - I need more fabric! Lol. When I had an idea for the fussy cut center, I felt I didn't have the best fabric for the outer border or vice versa. So I will fix that situation right away. Next up - the TeePee block!

Have you tried paper piecing and seen Amy's book yet? You can purchase a copy of her book through Lucky Spool and get 30% off using the code "FRIEND30". Thanks for stopping by!

Disclaimer: I received a copy of Amy's book to read and make a project because she's an awesome friend, but my opinions are my own. No affiliate links.


Amy Friend said... [Reply]

Thank you for sharing Kerry! Your pillow is adorable! I know...this project does tend to make you feel like you want more fabric...sorry about that!!

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