16 Paper Pieced Home Blog Tour


Hi there! Today is my stop on The Paper Pieced Home Blog Tour. I had the pleasure of meeting the author, Penny and her husband at Quiltcon recently and they are just the nicest people! Penny is really talented and I just love the unique paper pieced patterns she comes up with!
I chose to make the Jar Block. This is one of the simpler patterns in the book, and it came together really quickly!
I wanted to make a jar full of butterflies, and I think it turned out pretty cute! I used fabric from Sarah Watson's Arcadia and Biology lines from Cloud 9, with some of an old staple, Heath for the binding. It's quilted with straight lines in the blue and swirly FMQ in the jar, to make it look like the little bugs and butterflies are flying around!
I wasn't really sure what I was going to do with the finished block, but I decided to make it into a mini to hang on the wall in my sewing room!  I don't make a ton of minis, but this one makes me smile.
The Paper Pieced Home is filled with a ton of cute patterns (40 blocks and several projects), and would be great for anyone who loves paper piecing! There are a range of different types of blocks and difficulty levels so it's perfect for all skill levels. There is also a CD of all of the block designs included for easy printing. I really want to make the alligator quilt for a little boy, its adorable!

Thank you so much to Penny and Tommy at F+W for asking me to be a part of this tour!
By Penny Layman
Interweave/F+W; $26.99
You can purchase the book directly from Interweave here or on Amazon here.

Make sure to check out the rest of the stops on the blog tour for more fun paper piecing projects:

3/16       McCall’s Quilting / Sewing Machine Block
3/17       Love of Quilting / Review
3/17       Sandi Sawa Hazlewood  of Crafty Planner / Watering Can Block
3/18       Quilty Pleasure (Quiltmaker blog) / Review
3/18       Imagine Gnats / Rotary Phone Block
3/20       Verykerryberry / Lion Block
3/21       Artisania / Cast-Iron Skillet Block
3/23       Where the Orchids Grow / Lamp Block
3/24       Katie Blakesley of Swim Bike Quilt / Layer Cake Block
3/24       House on Hill Road / Oven Mitt Block
3/24       Lee Heinrich of Freshly Pieced / BBQ Grill Block
3/26       Pink Penguin / Allie-Gator Block
3/26       A Happy Stitch / Giraffe Block
3/27       Bijou Lovely / Jar Block
3/27       Two Little Banshees / Saucepan Block
3/27       Charise Creates / Espresso Mug Block
3/30       Karen Lewis Textiles / Couch Block
3/31       Poppyprint / Clawfoot Tub Block
3/31       One Shabby Chick / Stack of Books Block
3/31       During Quiet Time / Sleeveless Dress Block
4/06       Pat Sloan The Voice of Quilting / Author Podcast Interview



  2. I love your mini! and I've enjoyed all the blog hop. I'd love to win a copy!
    debgirotti at gmail dot com

  3. I love the butterflies you caught in your jar. Very cute mini.

  4. Your block is adorable . . . it made me smile too!

  5. I love your block - so cute!

  6. Your mini jar block is so sweet..love the butterfly fabric you chose!! Thanks for the review :)

  7. Holly
    Butterflies just make the jar sparkle .reminds us of childhood and one of the things we would put in Moms canning jars:) Love your quilting around it and the border makes it so sweet :)

  8. The butterfly jar is so cute! I love the idea of minis; I have just started making some to hang in a row in our dining area, and they cheer up the room.

  9. Such a nice mini. I love the butterflies idea.

  10. This is so cute! I think I might have to make the same mini for myself :)

  11. Oh my! Your butterfly jar is the cutest project on this blog hop! What adorable fabrics you chose. I would love to try to make one too.

  12. Ooooh this jar looks adorable. I really love it!


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