The day has finally arrived!! After months of secret sewing and keeping the project under wraps, I’m super excited to get to share my project for Love Patchwork & Quilting’s Issue 57!
One of the things that I wish I had when I was learning different quilting techniques and methods was a quick and easy pattern (other than basic patchwork) that would result in a visually appealing final composition, without having to struggle through learning the technique. I constantly hear from so many quilters that they don’t like to foundation paper piece (FPP) which just blows my mind, because I love it SO MUCH! The accuracy you can achieve with FPPing is just one of the reasons I love it, not to mention the ability to create complex shapes or motifs. So you see that mention about an easy FPP pattern for beginners? Yep! That’s mine!
Some of my favourite FPP patterns include the Tattoo Quilt blocks from Berene Campbell of HappySewLucky. I’m currently working my way through these blocks and had the pleasure of taking a workshop with Berene this past October with the Ottawa Modern Quilt Guild. I can’t wait until the rest of the blocks are released and I can finish my version of the Tattoo Quilt! Berene takes such care and detail when designing her patterns. And the messages and purpose behind these blocks are inspiring.
Another set of FPP patterns that I’ve been loving lately is the Mug Club by Kid Giddy! I just finished up the #libselliotminiswap and made a couple of the mug patterns from Kerry’s pattern set and they turned out so well! The way that just a few fabrics situated at a certain angle can create such dynamic shapes in a pattern just makes me so happy! And having the ability to really pay attention to placement of your fabric and fussy cut is an added bonus.
Anyways, back to the purpose of this post. I wanted to design a fun pattern that would be beginner friendly, but could look like a complicated pattern. My pattern “Print Panache”, or 1 Block, 10 Quilts v1 (as I call it) is just that; a single, simple FPP block that can be arranged in 10 different ways to make 10 different quilts! And you could actually create more than 10 different quilt patterns if you varied the placement and arrangement of the blocks. The block measures 10″ and I enlarged the block to 20″ for the two pillow cases shown in the photo. The fabrics that I used are from the Panache collection by Rebecca Bryan and Kona solids in White and Black by Robert Kaufman Fabrics. I used a combination of big-stitch hand quilting on the patterned shapes and a triangle motif on the white and black shapes. What’s not shown in this photo is the bold peach patterned fabric from the Panache collection that I used on the backs. I can’t wait for the quilt and pillows to make their way back to me so I can share some closeup photos of the details! For the pattern, check out Issue 57 of Love Patchwork & Quilting!
Thanks for following along! Let me know what you think of the pattern!