Foundation Piecing

This group is the place for those of us who like foundation piecing. Using foundations we can create perfect sharp points or wonderful pieced pictures.

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Bird Of Paradise By Judy Niemeyer

Started by Gayle Matloff. Last reply by Gayle Matloff Aug 27, 2015. 6 Replies

Hi all you paper piecers I have been looking everywhere for this pattern I know it is discontinued but I knew if anybody here possibly had an extra one I could purchase I would be so thrilled. Thank…Continue

All Around Town wall hanging

Started by Ronda Shirley. Last reply by Cindy Dahlgren May 15, 2014. 1 Reply

I am looking for suggestions for fabric for this project.  Should I just do lights and darks and forget about certain colors???  The pattern can be found at…Continue

Favorite designer

Started by Dianne Sibert. Last reply by Vickie Brace May 11, 2014. 4 Replies

Who is your favorite designer and why?  I have been working on the Artic Star by Judy Niemeyer and found her directions to be superb, not only the sewing directions but the cutting, templates for…Continue

Summer Quilting Workshops

Started by Suzanne McFadden. Last reply by Megan Hashier Apr 30, 2014. 9 Replies

Hi everyone!  I have sewn all my life, but just started quilting about a year ago and love it.  I am interested in attending a quilting workshop (don't have a specific topic) this July or August.  I…Continue

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Comment by Connie Chamberlain on February 4, 2012 at 9:41am

SEE,Isn't it fun?

Comment by Tressa Jurries on February 4, 2012 at 9:21am

I am doing my first paper pieced quilt. It will be a gift for our new grandson. The pic at the left is the pattern I am using. I think it is a nice simple pattern to use for my first quilt.

Comment by Penny Loughlin on February 4, 2012 at 2:35am

Hi. My name is penny. I have decided my next project is going to be a paper pieced quilt. Just waiting for my instruction books to arrive. Looking forward to help form this group.

Comment by Gwen Jaeger on January 27, 2012 at 3:32pm

Hi, everyone. I am new to this group. I have wanted to try foundation piecing for some time, but hadn't found a good way to learn it, until a few days ago, I signed up for the Craftsy class the B A mentioned. I have started going through the tutorials and made the first block (pinwheel polka) and I am hooked!

Comment by BA Wayrick-Walker on January 20, 2012 at 8:50pm

1/19/12@6:46pm MST;  Hi Angela:  I was thinking to get that second book that is not available till April in your area, you could order it on line from Amazon (at a reduced Price) & get it earlier(like in a week or so) also, when I order from Amazon I order enough to get free shipping on the whole order.  Just a thought, hope you are making progress with your coloring.  BA

Comment by BA Wayrick-Walker on January 18, 2012 at 4:33pm

1/18/12 @2:24pm mdt: Hi Angela, thanks so much for the reply & I just came across a web site you might be interested in: they are offering a class @ 1/2 price for a limited time & I just previewed the lessons & will be signing up after I finish writing this.  No time limit on the class & you can go back to the lessons as often as necessary, which I think is a super idea, to refresh the techniques etc.  You indicated you are moving into a new home?  Congratulations & good luck with it.  How exciting.  You will have to tell me all about your new sewing area once you are settled in.  Thanks for your suggestions & will be happy to keep in touch.  BA

Comment by Angela East on January 18, 2012 at 4:59am

Hi BA. In Bonnie's book it is called Windmill - Twisted Log Cabin and there is a great photocopiable page for planning it - I have only got as far as buying the colouring pencils to start playing!!! I am waiting for the other book, which sadly isn't available here in UK until April, before I decide which quilt I am going to make this year as we are moving house and I have to keep my sewing very tidy all the time:(  I have tried twisted log cabin and it is not difficult just very fiddly with a real need for precision but doing it as a foundation should be a lot easier.  I think I would do it on a very fine backing such as Vilene rather than the Vellum suggested in the book but that is personal preference and my machine will handle it ok.  Love to keep in touch.  Angela

Comment by BA Wayrick-Walker on January 17, 2012 at 8:15pm

1/17/12 @ 6:10 pm mst::  ANGELA, thanks so much for your reply & information. I will check out the books you suggested & the web site.  Have you pieced this design before?   How did you find it, difficult or easy?  I am just taken by the design & want to play with it ASAP.  Thanks again for coming to my rescue. Do keep in touch.  What do they call this design?   Thanks again.

Comment by Angela East on January 17, 2012 at 5:24pm

Hi BA. I also asked for info but unfortunately didn't get a reply. I finally tracked it down to the book 'Borders and Finishing Touches 2' by Bonnie K Browning. It is apparently also in 'Log Cabin with a Twist' by Barbara Kaempfer.  I really love it.  If you like this, you should check out Barbara Cline - she has a new book out which has a similar design but made from triangles - a picture of it is on her page on this site.  Hope this helps.  Angela

Comment by Becky clay on January 17, 2012 at 12:35pm
Pat, I love your Christmas skirt and like you would hate to cut a hole in it..makes a good table topper!

I am putting together one of my Glacier Star quilts and it is labor-intensive! But very pretty..will post a pic when I finish it.

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