Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Tell Me a Story finish

I finished my Tell Me a Story quilt mini and my daughter has laid claim to it. It makes me happy to see her enjoy it so much! First, it goes to Fancy Tiger because I'll be teaching beginning foundation paper piecing later this summer. Teaching has been really wonderful. I hope my students not only gain some technical knowledge (in this case how to foundation paper piece) but also a great deal of confidence and encouragement. They inspire me by seeing quilt making through their eyes. Summer is going by so fast that I know it will be here before I know it!


Pattern: Modified version of Tell Me a Story from Intentional Piecing by Amy Friend. I made it a wall hanging with 16 blocks instead of a larger quilt, used scraps for the background instead of a consistent fabric and used the template to make the pieced border instead of a solid border. The genius of the concept and design is all Amy though!

Fabric: all scraps from my stash, including some Kawaii, hen fabric produced and purchased in Germany, and bits I purchased from others on #thegreatfabricdestash on IG. Border is a color snubbed chambray from Robert Kaufman.

Quilting: I quilted it in a diagonal cross hatch that aligns with the blocks and extends out into the borders.