A few months ago, Alison of the Alison Glass fame asked me if I wanted to participate in her upcoming blog tour for all of her upcoming prints. Let me tell you, it didn’t take longer than .1 seconds for me to say yes! I was so excited to create something for her tour, and even more so to use some text. Believe it or not, I have never used a text print in a project (aside from a little in my Madrona Road MQG challenge quilt)
This was also my first real jump into foundation paper piecing. I made 2 of my Farmer’s Wife blocks with paper piecing, but I really didn’t know what I was doing and it became a headache. But now, it just clicked and it was SO. MUCH. FUN. I even did things a backwards way and used Y seams, and even that was fun. Am I sick? What’s going on?
Since this is destined to be a mini quilt to hang on my wall, I decided it was a good project to try my hand at machine binding. It was really a lot easier than I anticipated, although I think I’ll stick to hand binding, for me, it’s much neater.
So there you have it, my paper pieced texty star mini. The fabrics are all Alison Glass text prints (even the white. It’s the white on white, just hard to photograph) The gray is a grunge that I had on hand. I wanted a dark solidish for the star’s background.
If you want to make your own, you can download the paper pieced pattern here:
(finished block is 12 inch square)
Want to win some of your own textstreamer print AND your choice of embroidery pattern?
Alison has so generously offered a giveaway to my readers including a bundle of all the text prints as well as your choice of one of her and Nydia’s embroidery patterns.
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Giveaway will remain open until Saturday, September 7 at 8 PM EST. The winner’s information will be passed along to Alison Glass and she will send out your prize. Good luck!
And don’t forget to head over to Alison’s blog to enter for your chance to win FQ of all her new 74 prints! Seriously amazing prize, right!?