I can't believe we're already doing May's BOM!! This year is really flying by. This month we thought we would do a little bit of paper piecing. I found this block on pinterest and thought it was a nice gateway pattern to paper piecing :) If you weren't at the meeting you can get the pattern here. Make sure you print out page 1 and page 2 to get all 4 quadrants.
|picture is from quilt jane|
It went together very fast and was a lot of fun to do. I will be posting a little - how to paper piece very soon. The weather hasn't allowed for much sewing and or picture taking. Hopefully today will be nice. You will need to add boarders of your choice to make the block 12.5"X12.5". I chose to put the block on point. I did this by cutting (2) 8.5" squares and then cutting the squares diagonally from point to point. You will get 4 triangles. Then folding the triangles and the block in half, lightly make a crease. You will then match up the creases and sew one side together. Press and trim the dog ears and then repeat the steps. Once your block is assembled you can trim it down to 12.5". This is what the finished block looks like :) I hope you have fun and can't wait to see your finished blocks.