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Woven Ribbons – a free paper piecing quilt block pattern

Woven Ribbons paper pieced quilt blockThe rather simple Woven Ribbons paper piecing block makes a quilt which looks deceptively complex, with an effect similar to caned chair seats. You’ll need 8 different colors for the “ribbons”, plus a background fabric which doesn’t compete for attention with the other fabrics. Batiks and hand-dyeds are especially recommended for this design. Continue reading

Tequila Sunrise – a free paper piecing quilt block pattern

Tequila Sunrise paper pieced quilt blockI named this paper pieced quilt block after the well-known drink, due to the off-beat way the rays emanate from the center “sun.” Maybe the sunrise looks like that after a really rough night :-)

In any case, this block is entirely paper pieced in one section. The “circle” is, in fact, a 15-sided shape, not appliquéd. When Tequila Sunrise blocks are placed side-by-side in different arrangements, interesting things happen because of the combination of the circle with the long ray shapes.

Tequila Sunrise quilt, pastels version Continue reading