Work your way into the paper-piecing whimsy of a totally handmade home in the most enjoyable way possible. I’m talking about The Paper-Pieced Home by Penny Lyman. This book is written from one sewist to another. It’s easy to read, which means it’ll make learning or perfecting your paper-piecing skills enjoyable and unforgettable. In her introduction, Penny writes:
“Hi, friend! I’m so glad you decided to start at the beginning to get a good foundation and understanding before you start your paper-piecing journey with my book. In this first chapter, you will find invaluable information about what supplies you will need, the basic paper-piecing steps, and tips on choosing the right fabrics for your blocks and projects. A good understanding of these three topics will help to streamline the process as you begin your journey.”
You’ll start with the basics: printed foundation paper, scissors, the cutest fabric you’ve ever seen, a sewing machine and thread. Penny wants you to know anyone can become a paper-piecing artist. And they can!
What she does next is shows you how incredibly easy it is to make the most impressive paper-pieced works for art in your sewing career. Of course it will take a lot of practice and maybe a couple of mistakes (but not too many), and before long, you’ll have fabric creations you can show off to all your guild friends and family. Here are a couple of my favorites:
Stay tuned for the rest of the blog hop to learn more about all the fun paper-piecing lessons you’ll get in this well thought-out book. And when you’ve done all the paper-piecing a single sewist can handle, treat yourself to a relaxing bubble bath.
Here’s the rest of the blog hop schedule. If you’re just joining us, make sure to go back to past blog hop blogs and make your way through from the beginning. It’ll be worth it as it’s been a journey for us all!
Most of the participants have made blocks from the book, so bookmark this page and click the links to stop by as many as you can!
3/16 McCall’s Quilting / Sewing Machine Block
3/17 Love of Quilting / Review
3/17 Sandi Sawa Hazlewood of Crafty Planner / Watering Can Block
3/18 Quilty Pleasures (Quiltmaker blog) / Review
3/18 Imagine Gnats / Rotary Phone Block
3/20 Verykerryberry / Lion Block
3/21 Artisania / Cast-Iron Skillet Block
3/23 Where the Orchids Grow / Lamp Block
3/24 Katie Blakesley of Swim Bike Quilt / Layer Cake Block
3/24 House on Hill Road / Oven Mitt Block
3/24 Lee Heinrich of Freshly Pieced / BBQ Grill Block
3/26 Pink Penguin / Allie-Gator Block
3/26 A Happy Stitch / Giraffe Block
3/27 Bijou Lovely / Jar Block
3/27 Two Little Banshees / Saucepan Block
3/27 Charise Creates / Espresso Mug Block
3/30 Karen Lewis Textiles / Couch Block
3/31 Poppyprint / Clawfoot Tub Block
3/31 One Shabby Chick / Stack of Books Block
3/31 During Quiet Time / Sleeveless Dress Block
4/06 Pat Sloan The Voice of Quilting / Author Podcast Interview