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asta
April 10th, 2015, 11:45 AM
I have done several paper pieced projects (small projects) and have enjoyed doing them and would like to try a full sized quilt. Have you done one? Would like to see a picture. Do you have suggestions for a book or pattern for me to use?
Thanks for any help you can give.

Preeti
April 10th, 2015, 11:46 AM
Look up Faith Hill of Fresh Lemons Quilts

Sharyn J
April 10th, 2015, 12:55 PM
I've done a lot of small projects but never a full size quilt. You might want to try a crib or lap size first and go through the whole process.

Lots of freebie paper piece templates here:
Free Quilt Patterns | Sewhooked (http://sewhooked.com/free-quilt-patterns/#stars)

I made a periwinkle (Arkansas Star) lap size quilt from a free template. I enlarged the pattern on my printer.
https://sewhooked.files.wordpress.com/2011/06/6_in_snowflake_ofenjen.pdf

My quilt is in my album: http://forum.missouriquiltco.com/members/sharyn-j-albums-my-quilts-picture84058-mini-periwijnkle-lapquilt.html

wlrquilts
April 10th, 2015, 12:58 PM
I haven't made a full size paper pieced quilt. But I do know that a lot of folks like Carol Doak's patterns for paper piecing.

bubba
April 10th, 2015, 01:12 PM
Quiltworx patterns are great, but the first time you use one, it would be better if you were in a class because they are kind of confusing. Once they are explained to you, they are easy to understand and use and the end results are fabulous!

traildancer
April 10th, 2015, 01:59 PM
I have done a Judy Niemeyer table runner and want to do a Glacier Star. My sister-in-law likes teal and I have offered to make her one if she purchases the pattern and fabrics.

For our church sanctuary, I made large (60" x 100") banners using "Paper Piecing Quilts of Praise". The original pattern was for an 8" block, so I enlarged it to be 36" square. Made the pieces a LOT bigger and easier to handle.

The process is tedious, but the finished result is fantastic, so precise.

I agree, taking a Judy Niemeyer class will help tremendously. I am not familiar with Carol Doak's patterns and process.

Go for it. And an Add-a-Quarter ruler is very helpful.

Kgrammiecaz
April 10th, 2015, 06:27 PM
Crafts has a couple of great paper piecing classes. That might help. They are always having sales on the classes. Keep an eye out.