I am so excited to be on the blog hop for 318 Patchwork Patterns.
I remember the first time I heard about this book. It was the first year of our Ringo Pie Bee and everyone was talking about it. I tried to get my hands on the book but never could.
I am so glad World Book Media decided to reprint it (and in English!).
This book is packed full of amazing paper pieced patterns - they can be hand sewn and are also adaptable for paper piecing/freezer paper piecing.
I chose the Christmas blocks and at first was thinking I'd just choose a couple blocks to add to my Ringo Pie Christmas blocks.
But then I saw the reindeer and Santa blocks and decided I would make a few reindeer and have Santa in the back guiding them all.
I turned it into a cute Christmas table runner.
I chose a Constellation print I found on Ebay as the background to represent the night sky and I freezer paper pieced the blocks.
I enlarged all the pieces by 300% and printed them on freezer paper.
I have to admit - my blocks are not perfect. I do not claim to be a perfect piecer. But I think they look good and I had fun bringing it all together. And that's the most important thing.
I quilted it using very "organic" lines and bound it with a cute star fabric and some of the red Suzuko Koseki fabric I used in Santa's suit.
Want to know the best part?
I have 2 copies to giveaway!! Why 2?
Well, I had pre-ordered the book before I found out about the blog hop so Zakka Workshop has a copy to give away and so do I!
Leave a comment letting me know your experience (or lack thereof) with paper piecing and you'll be entered to win!!
Thanks to Zakka Workshop for sponsoring this blog hop!!
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