paper piecing extravaganza: ringo pie catchup

2.15.2013


Well, I had fallen dangerously behind in Ringo Pie this round.  I had kept up pretty well on the first round, but time just flies by this round.  Here's my next 3 blocks that I owed Ayumi, Amber, Melinda, and Leila.  I was super happy to finish them up and hope to be fully caught up with Tamiko and then Charise's blocks this weekend!


So first up was a Market theme for Ayumi.  I desperately wanted to make her something super cool, afterall, she's the queen of paper piecing (as well as everyone else in the group!).  So I had sketched out so many ideas and never felt like any of them fit quite right.  I ended up picking a lovely little Strawberry Sew-Ichigo block designed by Kerry and Penny.  I knew that Ayumi would like it because we're all in Ringo Pie together.  I might sneak in a little surprise too, maybe some other kind of fun little block.  Ayumi has been a really good friend to me and always so encouraging. This block uses some lovely Umbrella Prints and Lizzy House Outfoxed.


Amber's theme was anything sewing related.  Phew, I had to think of this one way too long.  Eventually I found Amy (During Quiet Time)'s Sewing Machine Pattern and hopped to it.  This was such a fun block to make and pretty quick too.  I pulled out some precious gifted fabrics ad got to piecing.


And Leila was the most recent one I finished up.  She requested a 6" block with something you consider a favorite!  I made her a Latte-to-go block (another lovely Sew-Ichigo design).


I love mochas and it's the one treat that I can look forward to when I need a little pick me up.  I included some of my favorite Heather Ross Mendocino mermaids, Jay McCarroll Habitat, and Lizzy House.  They all look so pretty together.


Lastly was a guitar block for Melinda.  I'm so happy to make a block for her!  I've gotten to meet up with Melinda a couple times to hang out before she moved recently.

She's such a sweet person and a master paper piecer as well!  I used Christina (The Sometimes Crafter)'s Ukulele Pattern.  Another fun one, I enjoyed throwing in some of my Dear Stella scraps in there and well as a super tiny piece of liberty of london just to mix it up!


Phew, hope you're still with me, that's it! Hope to share my other finishes next week!  Have a great weekend, the sun is shining today! ♥

ps, if you're new to paper piecing, there's a great video tutorial from Connecting Threads here.


24 comments :

  1. what a paper piecing loveliness! And gorgeous fabric choices throughout!

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  2. Wow!! Some of those pieces are so teeny!
    Beautiful work :)

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  3. These are great! Soo pretty! I don't think there's anything you can't do- you're super talented!:) Nice job!

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  4. All such awesome blocks! Your fabric choices are all awesome. Nice work catching up too.

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  5. Thanks for the link and for sharing your awesome work!! I am doing Riley Blake's Mystery Blocks and this month is a fabric pieced heart. I have never quilted before let alone fabric pieced *eek* so I will definitely check out the link.

    I sew mainly bags so this is all new to me. Any tips for beginner piecer's/quilters?

    Cindy

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  6. You've been busy! I love all of them.

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  7. What a treat to share them all at once! The strawberry really stands out to me. Love your use of the umbrella print there!

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  8. These are amazing, Anna! Each one is more unique and detailed than the next!

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  9. Always love your ringo pie blocks - so awesome and fun!

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  10. Wow, those are all amazing blocks! the guitar is my fav!!

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  11. They're all fab, I especially love the heart-filled strawberry :o)

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  12. wow wow wow Anna, you've outdone yourself! How did you manage to make this many lovely blocks in such a short time? They are all amazing! I am so happy the cute strawberry is coming to me!! Yaaaay!!
    Now it's time for me to get caught up!!

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  13. beautiful work!! I do love them all, but particularly glad to find the sewing machine pattern. I think this would be great for my sewing machine cover for my old pink Morse. thank you!

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  14. Guuuuh I love your valentines and these blocks. What amazing patterned background choices, refreshing! Awesome!

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  15. Where did you get the cute paper piece patterns? Love your work!!

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    1. Thank you! The links are all above in the post, let me know if you can't find them! :)

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  16. HOLY COW these are amazing girl!!! They just keep getting better and better. THAT COFFEE ONE! I die.

    :)

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  17. i received that beautiful guitar block in the mail yesterday. Henry loved it, as did i. the textures, the scale and choice of prints and that bit of Liberty? amazing. thank you so much for your hard work and your beautiful words :)

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  18. your blocks are amazing! Will you put up a post linking to all the blocks you did? There are a few here i'd like to make.

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    1. The links to the patterns I used for these are in the post, let me know if you can't find them. :) My other ringo pie blocks are my own designs, maybe I should make them patterns someday?!

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  19. i am in love with that strawberry! i love hearts! i want to get a heart tattoo! ;0

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