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Sep 24, 2012

Water Pitcher #1 Paper Pieced Pattern

Sep 24, 2012
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Life often goes in phases.  And I as I look back on my quilting "life", it also goes in phases.  Now I am in a phase where working on small projects is good.  I have a quilt top that has been so patiently waiting for me, but it seems so daunting.  So I have been avoiding it by diving head first into blocks.  Paper pieced blocks to be specific.

I mentioned last week I had designed a series of water pitcher blocks.  You never know where inspiration will come from.   I love the collection of pitchers my dining room.  I spent all of last week perfecting this pattern, with the help of Amy/During Quiet Time, to make it much simpler to piece - but with all the detail and finesse of the first version I made.

I am happy to tell you that if you'd like to make a water pitcher of your own, the new paper pieced pattern is now available here in my Pattern Shop and on Craftsy.  This is Water Pitcher #1.  Watch for the other blocks in the series over the next few weeks!

Water Pitcher #1 is a PDF pattern.  The finished block measures 12" square.  The pattern includes written instructions, a diagram of the block, and mirror image pattern pieces.  This pattern does not teach you how to paper piece.  Water Pitcher #1 is an intermediate level pattern.

I enjoyed the aqua and white combination (Peacock Lane and Kona pfd) so much on the first block, I had a hard time deciding what fabrics to use on the pattern version of the block.  You just can't go wrong with Denyse.  I chose this Fiesta pink print from Hope Valley.  I love that it almost feels lacey when used in this block.

Let me know if you make one, I'd love to see it!



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6 comments:

  1. that is a great pattern. can't wait to see the others.

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  2. Taking out those few lines really didn't detract in the least--in fact, I think it looks cleaner now. Very nice!

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  3. The pink version is lovely and looks great on the cover of the pattern.

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  4. I love your water pitcher. It reminds me of the Fiesta water pitcher. I would make it in bright colors to reflect that. Can't wait to see more pitchers. Where did you learn to design paper piecing patterns? I am trying to learn myself.
    marilyn2222 @ hotmail.com

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