Today I have an extensive tutorial using one of the blocks in my book (Paper Piecing Perfect Points) called Spinning Waterwheels. I am remaking the blocks in a new collection by Blank Quilting called Tanglewood. If you stick with me, you can have a chance to win a bundle of 11 fat quarters!
|Aren't these just lovely?!|
|The Tanglewood Collection by Blank Quilting - 11 fat quarters can be yours!|
|Cut pattern out.|
|Fold along EVERY printed line.|
I combined the Tanglewood fabrics with some 2-1/2" strips from the Red Hot Collection by Blank.
|Pre-cut fabrics (rectangles); sizes are given in pattern. Now you can go for "mindless" sewing.|
|Trimming the first two patches; leave 1/4" seam for Patch #3 easy alignment|
|First 2 patches sewn.|
|Adding Patch #3 along the cut edge of Patches 1-2|
|Press Patch #3 after sewing; trim to 1/4" seam|
|The wrong side of the block. Circles & arrows show how the seams have to criss-cross.|
|A finished & trimmed block; can you see those awesome 1/4" seams above the points?|
|After the paper is removed - Wow! that looks very neat, huh?|
|These WILL fit together; but they won't if you leave the paper on. TAKE OFF THE PAPER BEFORE DOING THIS!|
|My secret: double pin as shown here.|
|Unit A and Unit B, ready to get the bottom triangles sewn on.|
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2. Tell me if you learned anything new (don't lie; I'm not God, so be honest. He's not the one giving away the fat quarters anyway!)
3. This contest is over Thursday, February 28 at midnight. This is not Leap Year, so it is the last day of February.
To see all the pictures in my book and to hear several more tips (and get the back story about how I learned to love paper piecing), go read the Martingale blog's interview about me. You have until midnight Monday Feb. 25 to win a copy of the book.
As always, I am so pleased that you came for a visit today. I don't take you for granted. And if you haven't had an email from me in a long time, that means you are a no-reply blogging commenter and you need to make sure I have your email in order to be entered in the contest.