Friday, June 24, 2011

The Joy of Paper Foundation Piecing ...

I'm afraid I'm not so joyful about picking the paper foundation off blocks! Its really time consuming. To answer a few questions I know you might have: Yes, I did use newspaper for the paper foundation. I haven't noticed any news print being left behind on the blocks but I did make sure to use older newspaper.

I'm back to working on the selvage spiderweb quilt. Since I took this picture, I've added more blocks and have decided to make it a twin size quilt. Hope to begin sewing it together next week and I may add borders if I can find the right fabric.

Here's another quilted wallhanging I really liked at our recent show. Donna Bradbury pieced it and calls it "Strips & Curves in the Bedroom". Kim Hull did a wonderful job machine quilting it.


  1. I still like that Spider Web block and fully intend to make one sometime. I don't mind taking out papers. In fact, I just bought a tablet of Carol Doak's foundation papers that I'll be printing to make FPP Circle of Geese blocks. I haven't done FPP for quite a few years, but I'm looking forward to this one. Thanks for sharing a few quilt show pictures. Looks like you had a really nice event.

  2. It can be a messy job Mayleen!! But the end results usually outweigh the inconvenience!
    I haven't used newspaper before, I usually use Carol Doak's Foundation Paper.
    I like the wallhanging, and I agree the machine quilting is wonderful!!!

  3. Hi Mayleen!
    Just checking in to see how those PhDs are coming along... The count down is on!

  4. I just love your spiderweb quilt. Love the background colour.