Paper Pieced Mini Quilt

I participated in a mini quilt swap between the Atlanta and Ireland Modern Quilt Guilds that just wrapped up.

This is the quilt I made for my lovely partner, Eva.

I was a bit intimidated in my pairing because she has such great taste and talent!

I stalked her flickr favorites and soon realized that we have very similar likes.

She had a lot of paper pieced patterns ( Ringo Pie-style) marked as favorites, and I’ve really wanted to give that style of piecing a try.

I am so glad I decided to give it a go.   What an absolute thrill to complete!

This is the type of project that gives you such a sense of satisfaction.    It’s like putting together a puzzle and as each section would come together I was straight up jumping around with excitement. ha!  I’m a total nerd!

I would have never thought I could make something so intricate.   Paper piecing is an amazing technique.

The pattern is from the Sew Out Loud quilt along from a few months ago.   All free patterns that are blow-you-away amazing!

This particular one was created by Charise from Charise Creates.    You can find it here.

Her post includes lots of tutorial links that help you get started paper piecing with freezer paper templates.

The quilt is still en route, so I hope I got it right!

Mine has arrived from Ireland and I need to get it photographed to share with you.

It’s beautiful!  (Thank you Eva!)

Thanks for visiting,




Filed under ATLMQG, Quilts, Swaps

19 responses to “Paper Pieced Mini Quilt

  1. Gina

    Such a beautiful piece…I can’t believe it is your first paper pieced project!! I love the colors, quilting, and fabric. I just completed my first EPP project and want to give this style of paper piecing a go because I love puzzles!

    • Thank you Gina! I have paper pieced before, just never this style. If you love puzzles, then you will absolutely LOVE this technique. It’s finicky because of all the small pieces, but so worth it. I’ve yet to EPP, so I need to try that next!

  2. Amy

    What an amazing job you did with Charise’s pattern! It’s gorgeous and your partner will be thrilled!

  3. SO so pretty! You did such great job on this.

  4. Tamie

    This is just beautiful. I need to give one of these a try. You have a very lucky partner.

  5. That’s fantastic! One of the coolest paper pieced patterns I’ve seen too, thank you for the links!

  6. Lucky Eva – this looks so beautiful, especially the ‘fabric’ fabric!

  7. that’s amazing! And what a fantastic idea to use the fabric on the wrong side for the back of the “fabric”. Genius!!

  8. Love it! The quilting really adds to it.

  9. Lindsey, This is beautiful! You did an amazing job. I have not tried this technique yet. You make it sound fun.

  10. It`s just wonderful and love your fabrics choice!!

  11. Kim

    Wow, I love this! Love how the draped fabric folds show the wrong side – Great job!

  12. kimberlee

    This blew me away. I literally had to close my hanging jaw. I sooooooo love this, I am so inspired to make this! I’ll have to sew more before I attempt this, as I’m just a beginner and haven’t even tried paper piecing yet.
    Eva is such a lucky duck!!

  13. VickiT

    Wow. That is awesome. I love it. Beautiful job.

  14. Funnily enough I’m in a pp bee with Eva, but we’ve not ended up designing anything this ambitious yet! It looks great, I’m sure she’ll love it!

  15. Charity Reesor

    Seriously AAAAAMAZING!!! I’m in love! Lucky partner 😉 Two thumbs up!!!! And a high five!!! All that, and a bag of chips!! Teehee ;D

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