Monthly Archives: September 2015

Paper Piecing goes to a Packer Game!

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My daughter Jesi attended Sunday’s Packer game and found out that the only carry in allowed is a                            4 1/2″X 6 1/2″  tote!  Of course, I created this adorable “GO PACK MINI TOTE”.  Just big enough for her phone, ID, and some cash!   With the adjustable strap, it can be worn as a purse, a belt, or even a lanyard.

Jesi at game (2)

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Paper pieced GO PACK MINI BLOCK.

Adding Rickrack to a Paper Pieced Block

Here is segment A of the Shark Block. I have pinned a scrap of Fabric "a" (I'm using turquoise) behind space #1.
Here is segment A of the Shark Block. I have pinned a scrap of Fabric “c” (I’m using turquoise) behind space #1.
Here is a view from the back of the Shark Block. Fabric "c" is pinned in place.
Here is a view from the back of the Shark Block. Fabric “c” is pinned in place.
By holding the block up to a light source, I can pin the rickrack in place. I am looking at the block from the front, but sliding my rickrack in place from the back. Then pin in place, matching the edge of the rickrack with the wavy line on the pattern. Stitch the rickrack in place.
By holding the block up to a light source, I can pin the rickrack in place. I am looking at the block from the front, but sliding my rickrack in place from the back. Then pin in place, matching the edge of the rickrack with the wavy line on the pattern. Stitch the rickrack in place by stitching along the seam line  between piece #1 and #2.  Now attach Fabric piece 2a to the block as you normally would, restitching on the seam line between piece #1 and #2.  After flipping and pressing Fabric piece 2a, your teeth will be sewn in place.  Continue by repeating this process for the teeth between piece #1 and #3.

 

Shark Attack

Here is my finished “Shark Attack” Quilt/Wallhanging.  Tomorrow I will post step by step directions to paper piece the rickrack teeth right into your shark block!  This pattern is available on madebymarney Etsy.  https://www.etsy.com/shop/madebymarney

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