Thursday, May 31, 2018

Christmas Snowflake center

After making wild and goosey, I wasn't sure I would ever paper foundation piece again. But I love the look of these snowflakes and wanted to give it a try.

The foundations for this quilt are simple and large enough that it is is easy to see where you are sewing and give excellent results. The templates for printing are found in the link below.

Since all the fabric pieces for the blocks have been pre -cut, it is a snap to get the block sewn. Starting with the 16 center squares. Here is a quick tutorial for foundation pieceing. The wrong side of the fabric faces the wrong side of the paper.

The first triangle is placed right sides together with the square on the back side of the paper. It is important to check that the triangle covers all the sewing line. I do that by picking it up and looking through the paper towards a light source.

Flip it over and sew on the line.
 I do better if I iron after each addition of fabric.

With white fabric it has to be trimmed or the dark will show through the fabric.

I do opposite sides and then again opposite sides.

Paper piecing is great for asolutely the best accuracy.

 After I have sewn all the seams, I will trim the paper on the lines.

 and then I tear off the paper

This quilt requires 16 of these center squares in a square. They are trimmed 4 1/2 inches square and will finish at 4 inches.

Intro/ templates

fabric requirements

cutting red and green fabric

cutting background

piecing the center

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