Friday, December 8, 2017

The Paperie Patchwork {Quilt}

I enjoy naming my quilts, and Paperie Patchwork just sounded like a good name for a quilt.  However, the word paperie means nothing, in French. But "papeterie" means 'stationery', and the shop where you can buy it.

  And if you are wondering why I pulled that word out of the sky?  I didn't.  It's the name of the line from Art Gallery Fabrics.  Ironically, when I was trying to find its meaning, I DID find a ton of shops called Paperie.  Who knew?   I figure this is a good story for what is, frankly, a rather simple patchwork quilt?

This quilt became an idea when I ordered the line from Fat Quarter Shop to make the Butterfly and Joy Pillow covers.

I had "over ordered" for the pillows, but knew that the bundle wasn't going to be enough for a full size quilt, so I grabbed a Dear Stella Fat Quarter bundle I’ve had in my stash for quite a long time now.

The squares are a simple 8” square each.  I laid them out on my family room floor while we watched the Houston Astros play in the World Series.  Then I pieced it together on my Featherweight while watching them advance to the next game.

I loaded it up on Ole Betsy and chose the pantograph patttern Bossa Nova by Urban Elementz with Baby Pink Omni Thread by Superior Threads.

The backing was leftover blue and pink backing leftovers with oddball widths and I used a super old wide pieced strip from the Micheal Miller Glitz line.

The binding was a cool crosshatch style blue I found at Joann Fabrics.

The quilt label is an embroidery pattern I have had in my files for several years that is a the breast cancer symbols surrounded by encouraging words to make a butterfly.

Quilt Stats:
Measures: 64" square
Pattern: Simple Patchwork of 8" squares
Fabric: Paperie by Art Gallery Fabrics and Dear Stella Fabrics
Quilted:  Bossa Nova pantograph with Baby Pink OmniThread on Handiquilter Avante

This quilt was sent off to my uncle’s home this Christmas.
I figured his wife could use a quilt hug and love.


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