I just recently (within the last six months or so) figured out about paper piecing, and it has totally changed the way that I think about piecing now. I got started with a few little string piecing experiments, based on Film In the Fridge’s tutorial and loved how simple it was. I love how you can take just a sliver of fabric and make it look neat and tidy in a block. It made me think about piecing in a whole new way.

little blue square

So last night I got to thinking about how I could make it work for squares and small pieces. I know so many people have figured this out already and are thinking “duh, Sarah, duh,” but I was so excited about how precise a teeny three inch square could look! Seriously fantastic.

I want to make a whole quilt out of these lovely little blocks, but for last night, I made a very quilty pouch with my little blue square. I’m thinking that tonight I’ll make a little green square!

5 Thoughts on “little blue square

  1. Beautiful work and loving the colours!
    Thanks for the link aswell :o)

  2. I love to work tiny. I think it’s the great sense of satisfaction to finish something quickly since most quilting seems forever in the process. Your square is really nice!

  3. Patty on June 4, 2010 at 9:28 am said:

    Great little pouch! I, too, really enjoyed the string piecing tutorial from Film in the Fridge and need to think beyond that for additional uses. Thanks for the push!

  4. oooh.. I really love your color combo here. and non-neutral quilting thread always makes me happy.

  5. very nice. i’ve been thinking that paper piecing is something i need to figure out sooner than later…

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