Turkey, a paper pieced pattern tradition
PaperPiecing / Patterns

Turkey, a paper pieced pattern tradition

Mathew at Mr. Domestic pieced and quilted this turkey from my free pattern.    What an imposing bird to oversee any Thanksgiving gathering.  The wedges are straightforward to piece and the offset feathers mean few seams to match.    Click on the pattern link and give the 24″ wide bird a go.   To piece this turkey, … Continue reading

Owl quilt cheater fabric or piecing pattern
Cheater available / PaperPiecing / Patterns

Owl quilt cheater fabric or piecing pattern

I offered this owl as a paper-pieced pattern and now have made it available printed as a 42″wide x 36″ cheater panel for a quicker project.   The cheater printed as above, left, looks like it is assembled from individual triangles, but is actually whole-cloth.    You can create a  delightful piece by top-stitching on what appear … Continue reading

Quilt on Osprey Nest
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Quilt on Osprey Nest

Inspired by AmysCreativeSide blogger festival,  I took osprey photos Thursday this week at a small lake outside a smaller town in a rural part of central Wisconsin.   Nest building continues after a really late start to the spring here.     Our locality is well known for its artistic and creative residents — and quilting is in … Continue reading