Spring’s softer colors and all the flowers in bloom inspired me to get out some pretty pastels and create another mini quilt. It took only two afternoons to complete.
I started with a paper pieced tulip that I did in a demo some years ago. Then I pulled some pretty spring pastels to go with it.
I don’t have this paper pieced pattern anymore, and I was not successful in finding it for you, but I did find one similar at Sew What’s New – Paper Pieced Tulip.
Next, I drew out some flying geese and enlarged them on my computer to be about 8 inches high.
I paper pieced those too.
The key to getting paper piecing perfect is to fold back the paper after each addition …..
and cut off the piecing at 1/4 inch.
Then you know where to line up the next piece.
Voila, flying geese done. Note that I added some 2-1/2 inch borders to increase the total size.
I needed more height on the tulip pot, so I removed the bottom border and added a pastel print for a tablecloth that the pot would sit on.
I had a bit of scrap lace too, so I added that as a trim.
I squared off the excess on the sides, leaving the bottom long for proper fitting to the geese unit.
Placing the units side by side, I lined up the seams at the top and sewed the two together.
Then I trimmed it up to be 12 inches square to fit the table top frame.
I don’t mind paper piecing if the project is small like this one. Do you like to paper piece?
Ready for part 2? Click on Spring Tulip Mini Quilt Finishing