Golden October Paper Piecing

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Paper pieced tree in batiks

Do you ever have a day when you end up working on something that you never, ever planned on? That happened to me today. I have been rearranging my sewing room……again, I won’t be opening the window any time soon so I moved things around and also did a little cleaning….guess what I found? Yep, this is Regina’s mystery paper piecing. I had 2 parts done and “thought” I had downloaded the directions for the rest so I figured I would finish it up and get another project done. Somehow I had missed one part and below you can see what I had when I finished my paper piecing.

Paper pieced tree in batiks

Luckily Regina has done this mystery pattern in a pretty neat way. If you missed a part you just have to email her a photo of what you have done. I sent her this photo and she sent me the missing pieces.

Paper pieced tree in batiks

I had only tried paper piecing one time before the Bowls with Borders blog hop and didn’t like it at all. Then when I saw Regina’s pattern for the bowls I really, really wanted it so I signed up for the blog hop…..then I stressed on whether I could make it!

Paper pieced tree in batiks

It took me SEVERAL times to figure paper piecing out….I know, sometimes I’m a little slow but now….I love it! Mystery blocks/quilts are always a little tough because you aren’t sure what it is going to look like. I really like this pattern and can see making it again in different colors. Oh, another thing, I am going to buy some transfer paper to make it easier to tear off the paper….this pattern has lots of tiny pieces.

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These are some of the items that I use all the time when I’m quilting.

If you would like to find out more about the pattern and Regina’s other patterns, visit her website Regina Grewe.

So I put away the pieces of fabric and the pattern and now I just have to decide how I want to quilt this piece.

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  1. Apple Avenue Quilts says:

    Beautiful block!!!!

  2. Beautiful block, Connie – love thr colours!

  3. How cool! I was wondering what that mystery block would be…thanks for sharing! You did a great job selecting the fabrics!

  4. Great job on the tree. I am saving some of your tutorials for when my brain works better! Good ones.

  5. Your piecing is really awesome. I'm in the beginning stages of thinking about doing some pp. I want to do it, but know it will really be a challenge for me. If I don't have a step by step tutorial, I have a hard time following written instructions. Just one of my quirks. Ha!
    I love the colors you used in both the tree and the bowls.

  6. Nancy in IN says:

    I am going to send you my picture as we have the same colors. Regina was surprised at the colors since they don't see the brights in Germany. After taking a class with Carol Doak, I fell in love with pp. Regina has some great patterns as does Carol.

  7. That looks great! It would be fun to do it for each season and hang them together.

  8. Fleurette says:

    Beautiful block and your little bowls are just gorgeous!

  9. The Nifty Stitcher says:

    Beautiful block Connie – I love it 🙂

  10. Very pretty. I want to try paper piecing myself, I have 2 patterns I really want to make, but I am a bit hesitant….whether or not I can do it.

  11. Madame Samm says:

    terrific fabric choices and of course PP done to perfection

  12. Great tree , wonderful colours for this time of year , congrats on getting it finished , now onto the next project 😉

  13. sulrossgrad (Emma) says:

    Connie, your block is adorable. I went back to read your Bowl post, and I was just blown away! The hangings are gorgeous and your quilting looks fantastic! One day…

  14. Teresa in Music City says:

    I love it! Isn't it fun when a mystery becomes something you really like?

  15. Wonderful! I just read somewhere (can't remember where) that the writer said she bought tracing paper from the dollar store, as that made it so much easier to pull off, and she cut it down so it could go through the printer. That way, she didn't have to turn it over and look for the lines. Darn! where did I read that?!!!

  16. Oh Connie, its fantastic! I am making a wonky house/forest/neighborhood type quilt for my hospitals ER…I would love to have this in it! I tried to open a couple of her patterns but it didnt work…help!

  17. Denise :) says:

    You did a great job with it — the colors are superb! 🙂

  18. I love this and you did a wonderful job! As a mystery, I'd think it would be hard to select fabrics but yours are perfect!

  19. I love paper piecing. Thanks for the link. I like your block.

  20. Fabulous block, Connie. Wow, dats a lotsa little pieces! lol. Your colors are wonderful.

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