Friday, May 4, 2012

Paper Piecing Flower

I have a few paper pieced blocks to get done today...and drew up this little PP Flower. Thought you might enjoy it too. Here is the block finished.
You can print...then enlarge or reduce to any size you like. Use as a single block, or put four together with the #12 piece pointing towards the center for a pretty floral four-star block.
I'm working with 4-inch blocks (4 1/2" with seam allowance)...and here are the sizes for each fabric piece. I measure from top to bottom using the seam line as my top...and I add a generous 1/4 to 1/2 inch to all sides to make sure that I have a large enough piece of fabric for each section when I begin piecing. I stack cut fabric pieces by number...for each block so that when I start sewing...I don't have to stop to determine which piece is the next one. The stack is in numerical order according to the pattern...hope that makes since. For example, if I'm making six blocks...I would have six stacks of little pieces of fabric...each having the necessary twelve pieces to do the pattern...and each stack having #1 piece on top and #12 piece on bottom with the others in numerical order.
#7 = 1.5 x 3.5 inches
#10 = 3.0 x 1.5 inches
#12 = 4.0 x 2.5 inches
#2 = 2.0 x 3.0 inches
#3 = 2.75 x 3.25 inches
#6 = 15 x 3.5 inches
#8 - 2.75 x 1.75 inches
#9 = 3.5 x 1.5 inches
#11 = 3.0 x 1.25 inches
# 1 = 2.0 x 3.0 inches
#4 = 3.0 x 1.5 inches
#5 = 4.0 x 1.75 inches


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