Each of these quilts uses the 16 blocks
you made in Part 2 of this article.
Part One -- Part Two -- Part Two-B -- Part 4 (sample quilt layouts)
Added Another Typing Paper Project
a slightly more complex (but still easy!) and larger quilts
If you have followed the previous Two Parts in this series you now have 16 blocks all made and ready to assemble (although I've had some emails from quilters who already have assembled the quilts!). But I thought it would be fun to show you how many different looks you can achieve with these 16 simple blocks.
Once you have pressed and trimmed the blocks following the edge of the paper you are ready to remove the paper. For some paper foundation piecing quilters leave the paper on until the entire quilt is assembled, but for these large blocks removing the paper from each block is the easiest.
Notes on REMOVING PAPER from your Blocks
Here are two Reader Tips that came in after Part 2 (and will add more if they arrive):
1. Try using an old telephone book's pages to make your paper foundations. The paper will tear away very easily.
2. Use as "cheap" a quality paper as you can - recycled paper tears more easily.
3. Do a test block first. If you do have trouble tearing away your paper after sewing, shorten your stitch length and the paper will tear more easily.
There are some good comments on removing paper on Mary Ann Beattie's PC Piecers' site. Read them here. Mary Ann also has an interesting page on types of paper, fabric, tips, other foundations here.
Here are what your blocks will look like if you followed the directions in Part 2. (But in your own fabric choices, of course). You should have made 16 of these blocks.
With a dark or other emphasizing fabric in the diagonal center of the blocks.
Click here to see the quilt top
made from these blocks.
Part 2: "So what's this about typing paper?"
to get started on your blocks.
Part 1: About this typing paper project
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