Walrus Paper Pieced Pillow

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Walrus Paper Pieced Pillow

Last Sunday I showed you the paper pieced Walrus I was working on and now you get to see it as a pillow!

The Walrus can be found in the first issue of Paper Piecing 1/4″ along with 14 other great paper piecing patterns. The designs are by Janeen van Niekerk who also blogs at Quilt Art Designs.

Walrus Paper Pieced Pillow

Here is the photo of the Walrus in the digital magazine and…..

Walrus Paper Pieced Pillow

here is a closeup of my piece. See that teeny, tiny eye…….if I can do it, anyone can!!

Walrus Paper Pieced Pillow

Can you imagine just how many pillows I have around my house………..love them!

Walrus Paper Pieced Pillow


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  1. I love animals. My first adventure into paper piecing was an elephant. (My favorite!) I'm not into flowers but I do love sunflowers and plan to make Janeen's though it is more advanced than I am.

  2. Very cute. I imagine it is hard to find a place to sit with all the pillows you have taking up the couch.

  3. I follow Quilt Art Designs on Craftsy.

  4. I follow Quilt Art Designs on Facebook.

  5. I left a comment at Quilt Art Designs 1/4".

  6. I just love your paper pieced Walrus! It's just adorable. I love the quilting that you did on the pillow! I have yet to try doing any paper piecing, but it's on my list. I've seen several really cute paper pieced animals so that's where I think that I would start.

  7. Wally is adorable. I have only made strings but I would love to learn more. thanks

  8. Love to receive your blog in my email box! Just a note on asthma…can be worsened by gluten intolerance…good reads are Grain Brain by Dr. Perlmutter (also a graduate of the College of Nutrition) and Wheat Belly by Dr. David Williams. Grains are hard to digest and cause lots of symptoms that get blamed on other issues…the wheat of today is not even remotely close to the wheat even just 40 years ago. Good health to you and your family! Thanks for the sewing inspiration!

  9. Lin Marsh says:

    The thing I like about paper piecing is that you get precise pieces. It's almost a can't fail!

  10. Createology says:

    Wow Connie your Walrus pillow is Fabulous. You make PP look like it is doable. I have done all the steps and am following Quilt Art Designs on FB and Craftsy and commented on her blog. Whew! Creative Walrus Bliss…

  11. I now follow Quilt Art Designs on Craftsy. I downloaded a couple of free patterns to try. Thanks.

  12. Thanks to you, I now follow Quilt Art Designs on Facebook.

  13. I like to paper piece a variety of things.. It just depends on what strikes my fancy at the time.

  14. scottylover says:

    I follow her on Craftsy!
    Sandy A

  15. scottylover says:

    I love to paper piece intricate blocks with lots of pieces! The latest was a 6" pineapple block. Boy were those pieces tiny! (But not at tiny as that eye!)

    Sandy A

  16. Amy's Crafty Shenanigans says:

    I've been across to Quilt Art Designs and left a comment – and wow there are so many amazing patterns!

  17. Amy's Crafty Shenanigans says:

    Your walrus is fabulous 🙂 His eye is teenie-tiny and perfect!!! I love to paper piece ANYTHING!

  18. snausages22 says:

    Hi Connie,
    I like to PP flowers and stars.
    Thanks for the giveaway,
    Jacqueline in Pitt Meadows

  19. Hi!!!! Love your Walrus Pillow too cute!!!!! Your firecracker string flower is very pretty!!!!! I really love it!!!!! I have not done any paper piecing yet…but I do have some patterns for when I do!!!!! So I am good on that!!!!! Just visiting!!!!

  20. I follow Quilt Art Designs on Craftsy.

  21. I "like" Quilt Art Designs on FB.

  22. Love your walrus and the new fish pattern. I like to paper piece intricate designs.

  23. I follow on craftsy – nice giveaway 🙂
    Have a great week end.

  24. I follow on facebook 🙂

  25. I left a comment on their blogg – nice stuff 🙂

  26. That walrus is mighty cute! Nice pillow….love the quilted legs and the border fabric. Seems like I mostly pp regular block patterns, but have also done both animals and flowers…. I just enjoy pp! Thanks for the magazine giveaway!

  27. Angelia Lanouette says:

    I left a comment on QAD 1/4"

  28. Angelia Lanouette says:

    I follow QAD on Craftsy!

  29. Angelia Lanouette says:

    Your walrus pillow is gorgeous…love it! I am a new quilter and just starting to get into FPP. I am always drawn to animal patterns but I love it all. Thank you for sharing!

  30. I left a comment on their blog!

  31. I follow QAD on craftsy

  32. I follow QAD on facebook

  33. Fabulous walrus Connie!
    I like to paper ;piece flowers!

  34. Sandie @ crazy'boutquilts says:

    I left a comment on Quilt Art Designs ¼" too. Love the hummingbird! Have a happy weekend!

  35. Sandie @ crazy'boutquilts says:

    Oh I love your walrus! I paper piece anytime I want accuracy~ star blocks are fun. 😉 Thanks for the chance!

  36. I haven't tried paper piecing yet but would really like to. Love your Walrus!

  37. Love your walrus pillow. I haven't done much PP but would love to have a chance at your giveaway.

  38. DebraKay Neiman says:

    The Walrus is pAUL err, Beautiful. I am just getting interested in paper piecing. There are some really neat Dr Who patterns out there. I like the patterns for animals and some flowers too. crystalbluern at onlineok dot com.

  39. I have never tried paper piecing, but it is on my bucket list! Thanks for the chance to win!

  40. So far I have only pieced flowers and a bird but I would love to paper piece more animals and complex shapes.

  41. I left a comment at Quilt Art Designs 1/4" – love the lioness.

  42. Darling walrus! I like to paper piece traditional blocks.

  43. That walrus is adorable!

  44. Sally Hurley says:

    That walrus is terrific. I have not yet tried paper piecing. I need to put that on my list of things to try!

  45. Nancy Lewis says:

    I made a paper piecing quilt, and discovered that I am in love with the process. It was great fun and would like to start another project. Mine was in pinwheels, so I guess I would have to say that I like the abstract look.

  46. My friend and I have been paper piecing North American animals for a future quilt. I have been downloading the BOMs and want to make it as soon as I finish up a couple of other things.

  47. Vicki in MN says:

    You did awesome on the walrus! Do you have a favorite type of pillow you use, where do you get yours? I don't really have a favorite that I like to paper piece, but have done stars, christmas designs I made into stockings, and I have done a lot of fall leaves for runners.

  48. love the walrus, I have a great nephew that would love this made into a pillow also. I love the precise points you can achieve with pp. I have mostly paper pieced geometric designs but want to try out some animals. thanks for the chance to win

  49. I love the walrus, too cute! I have not tried paper piecing yet, but have almost got my courage up enough to give it a try. dragonfly9716 at yahoo dot com

  50. TwynMawrMom says:

    I have not done any paper piecing except straight lines! I think the Walrus is just adorable. I don't know if I'd have the patience for that!! 🙂

  51. Lisa Marie says:

    I signed up to follow Janeen on Craftsy. Before now I never even realized you could do this!

  52. Lisa Marie says:

    I left a comment on the magazine blog. Looks like a great collection of patterns!

  53. What a cute and toothy fellow your walrus is. What I like to paper piece is … NOTHING!! lol

  54. Lisa Marie says:

    I like to paper piece just about anything I can — flowers, animals, stars, etc. I often convert patterns to paper piecing so I can get better results on points and matching. Your pillow is adorable and I love Janeen's patterns. Thanks for sharing!

  55. Fantastic pillow!
    I have never done any paper piecing, but really want to try! Thanks for the giveaway!

  56. Sandra Visser says:

    Love the pillow. I haven't really done any paper piecing except for stars etc. No animals nor flowers so would be interesting.


  57. Already bought the magazine, just want to say your pillow is beautiful! Learned to paper piece through the Hugs and Kisses blog hop, and I think, besides cross-stitch, this is the most fun craft I have ever done. The magazine has many beautiful pieces (more than worth the price) and I cannot wait to get started…but other priorities first…thanks for sharing!

  58. Janeen van Niekerk says:

    Love the Walrus Connie, he looks so gorgeous

  59. Your walrus came out beautifully. I like to paper piece almost anything and great for items that need fine points or lots of definition.

  60. First of all, I just love the walrus!! I have done a lot of paper piecing and love a variety of subjects, esp. lighthouses and ocean scenes. Secondly, I'm off to vote for your block!! Have a great weekend!

  61. Hi Connie! He look great! I love Paper piecing and would be happy for NEW patterns. Thank you for a great give away! x Teje

  62. Fabulous block! I am amazed! I have done a few flowers but nothing this involved! I should move out of my comfort zone 🙂 thanks!