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,


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  • 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!ReplyCancel

    • 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!


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

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

  • Tamie

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

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

  • Lucky Eva – this looks so beautiful, especially the ‘fabric’ fabric!ReplyCancel

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

  • Love it! The quilting really adds to it.ReplyCancel

  • Beautiful mini.ReplyCancel

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

  • It`s just wonderful and love your fabrics choice!!ReplyCancel

  • Kim

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

  • 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!!ReplyCancel

  • VickiT

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

  • 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!ReplyCancel

  • 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 ;DReplyCancel

  • […] made her this mini and she sent this gorgeous one my […]ReplyCancel

  • Carolyn Watts

    I agree…PP is wonderful…perfect points each time..easy and fast.ReplyCancel

  • This is so well done! I love all the color choices and the quilting pattern. Well done!ReplyCancel

  • Beth

    I can’t wait to make this!ReplyCancel

  • Rose

    Can I purchase this pattern ?
    Thank you
    Rose CReplyCancel

  • joyce

    I would like to make this on the back of my coatReplyCancel

  • Ahlam

    I would like to do it
    Can i have the pattern plsReplyCancel

  • Kelly McCallan

    Lindsey, Your quilt is beautiful. Great job. I have only made three very small blocks of paper piecing before. Recently I decided to try paper piecing again, and it is so much fun. i may try this pattern you just finished. I need to teach myself quite a bit more. I get lost when the patterns jump from say 7 to 8 – when 8 is across the other size of the pattern and doesn’t actually connect with 8 (does that make sense?). Anyway, your piece is wonderful.

    • admin

      Thank you Kelly! Definitely give it a try. I totally know what you mean regarding numbering, sometimes it doesn’t make any sense. Usually when it jumps, step 8 is just putting the fabric over that number and then sewing piece 9 on and eventually they will all connect. I don’t know if I’m explaining that clearly. Thank goodness for the seam ripper, ha!ReplyCancel

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