Friday, May 9, 2008
Oldie, but goodie
I made up this pattern a couple years ago. It was the first (and only--so far) paper pieced pattern that I have created myself. Even with the binding it measures less than 14" x 14". Someday I'll have to post the instructions.
One quilting trick used for this quilt that works with dark fabrics is to:
1. Print out your quilting pattern line art, or draw on paper
2. Take a pin and poke a series of holes closely spaced on the lines
3. Position quilting pattern over quilt or block
4. Use a chalk pounce over all the line work to transfer design
The quilt lines will get transferred through the perforated holes and the marks easily come off when done. I don't know if there are colors of chalk that will work for lighter fabrics. I can't imagine this is an original idea, but it is not something I remember hearing anywhere.