I've been totally in a 'paper-piecing' mode. It's like
my brain is functioning to paper-piece everything I see.
If I see anything easily-paper-piecable, I start thinking
about diving into sections and numbering pieces.
It has been so much fun to design, to think about how to
piece, and to actually complete the project. Tons of fun.
This toaster block was made for Penny (of course!) for
Ringo Pie patchwork bee. She asked for all things kitcheny
which got me really excited! You know I am crazy about
the kitchen theme! I could think of so many things to
paper-piece, but I decided to make a toaster, just because
I thought a toaster with Penny's name on it would be quirky
and silly. I had a pretty good idea of colors and types of
fabric she likes so it was fun picking fabrics for this.
This design was based on the applique template I made
for the kitchen towels in the current issue of Stitch
magazine. I just made all curvy lines straight to make
the piecing process a lot easier. I just can't tackle curves!
This idea crossed my mind yesterday. Now that many people
are working on quilts to be donated for the disaster
relief efforts in Japan, maybe someone would want to
include a block that says Japan in Japanese. Usually,
Japanese characters are a LOT more complicated than
alphabets, but when it comes to the word Japan,
a Japanese version might be a quite bit easier than
alphabets to piece because there are no curves.
I wouldn't mind at all if you used this for any other
purposes too. Maybe you just want to try out an easy
paper-piecing pattern. Or you might want to make a
mug rug for your friend in Japan or whatever.
It is not the most exciting pattern, I know, but
hopefully someone can find a use for it.. :)
Feel free to post pictures here if you made anything with it.
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