A new block today using one my favourite patchwork techniques: foundation paper piecing.
Finished block size: 7 1/4 inch square.
This is a short 4 minute video tutorial showing how you do foundation paper piecing:
You can make a mini quilt or a full quilt. Mix and match colours. Use your fabric scraps to make this heart block.
One simple block, many possibilities. You can play with colours and placement for this one.
You can learn the principles of foundation piecing on this 2 minute video. These principles can be applied to any foundation piecing blocks no matter how complex they are.
Make the pattern 4 times to make one block. Each patter has 3 pieces. For one pattern cut:
The pattern has 2 identical pieces:
The diagram below is one possible block you can make with this pattern.
Putting together this block takes a very short time and it’s a perfect block for a beginner in foundation paper piecing.
The video above explains in detail how to start, the placement of the first piece on the back of the pattern, when to trim off excess fabric, etc.
I made one block like the diagram using different colour fabrics.
I pinned and stitched the white triangles at the same time.
Press well and trim off along the pattern’s edge.
This is another possible block layout.
You can use this block in many ways. Depending on the choice of colours and placements the quilt designs can be very different.
Have a look at 11 different quilt layouts you can do with this pattern. Each quilt is about 36 inch square, a bit more for those with sashing.
Let me know if the video tutorial helped you learn foundation paper piecing.