Paper-piecing is a technique used to create intricate designs with non-standard polygon shapes. The process works by dividing the desired design or image into sections on paper, the fabric is placed on the paper and sewn along the lines. This allows for complicated designs completed with precision. Often fabric pieces may be no bigger than a fingernail.
Fire Island Hosta
Pieced by Margaret Reiswig
Quilted by John Reiswig of Three Bears Quilting (www.threebearsquilting.com)
Pattern by Judy Niemeyer (www.quiltworks.com)
This quilt was another joint effort by myself and my husband Johnny. I pieced this specifically to showcase his long arm skills. People often think it’s me that does all the quilting. Not true!
This quilt won best of show Bed Quilts at the 2017 Twin Rivers Quilt Show in New Bern North Carolina. Johnny also won best long arm quilting at the same show.
Dinner Plate Dahlia Pattern
Pieced by: Cathie Duncan
Quilted by: Donna Smith
Pattern: Dinner Plate Dahlia, Judy Neimeyer
Pieced by: Ellen Champion
Quilted by: Ellen Champion
Pattern: Pattern downloaded from www.3rdstoryworkshop.com.
After hearing Andrea Tsang Jackson speak, I went to her website, then downloaded this pattern. I had the fabric in my stash, and the pillow form, so started the next day on my pillow. 16″ x 16″, with zipper at the lower seam. I have since made another ppq, from Andrea’s book series, ” Gemology”.
Pieced by Collette Morton
Quilted by Collette Morton
Pattern: Pansies by Eileen Sullivan
This is a kit I bought at the quilt show in Paducah. Some of the white pieces are no bigger than my pinky finger nail. I like pansies and I like paper piecing so this was a fun quilt to do. The second picture is the back and also shows the feather quilting in the border. Quilting feathers is quite an accomplishment for me.
Quilted by: Monique Plamondon
Pattern: Iris Garden; designed by Eileen Bahring Sullivan for "The Designer's Workshop"
I bought this pattern a few years ago while visiting my sister in Canada. Before our mother passed, my sister had made a quilt for her using all these colors. She gave me all her scraps to make the wall hanging. This Iris garden was the best thing to sew during lock down, doing something I love and remembering those I love.
Quilted by: Jan Timmons
Pieced by: Jan Timmons
I started this quilt many years ago when I was in Pennsylvania where a local quilt shop gave a workshop on the New York Beauty. I learned how to paper piece through this workshop. I love paper piecing because the points come out so perfectly. I chose to use yellow and blue because it is one of my favorite color combinations. The center medallion reminds me of the earth from space, hence the name.