At last, 182 blocks done. Saying that they were fun to make would be an outright lie. The first few were fun and then sewing the same block over and over and over became so BORING. Oh they were simple to make and go together pretty quick, that is if you can stick with it. But you know me, I'm like Kermit the frog jumping from one project to another.
The closer I came to getting them done it once again became fun. Seeing the light at the end of the tunnel was encouraging, causing me to sprint to the finish line. And the fact that I cheated and made the finish line closer by altering the plan from 198 to 182 blocks. And since I used paperless paper piecing that means there's no paper to rip away. You can see this handy method of paper piecing here. It really is a time saver method. And frugal. Instead of printing out 182 blocks I only had to print out 12. Using the same 12 patterns for all the blocks! You can find the free block pattern here.
One of the reason quilters like paper piecing is the perfect points. Just stitch on the lines and you pretty much can't go wrong. Since this method is paperless I'll use one of the templates as a guide for setting up my seam allowance.
I forgot to mention the name of the block...silly me. It's an old pattern, some call it the Hummingbird block and others call it Periwinkle. I'm sure if we dig around we could find a couple more names, but these are the most popular.
And of course...
You knew I couldn't make a quilt without a cherry in it, didn't you?
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~ Lea Anne ~