Patchwork Petals sewing party: block 1

The Patchwork Petals sewing party with Mister Domestic is in full swing! If you haven’t already, be sure to check out Mathew’s excellent blog post (with LOTS of Foundation Paper Piecing video resources). You can also read all about my process for designing all four Patchwork Petals blocks here.

Are you sewing along with Mister Domestic and me? It’s not too late.
Get your Patchwork Petals pattern here and join in on the fun!
Patchwork Petals are fun, modern quilt blocks that make cute pillows, placemats and minis for quilt swaps. Make additional blocks to make a table runner, wall hanging, throw or large quilt (layout ideas included in the pattern). Mix and match blocks! Need a handmade housewarming or hostess gift? This is the perfect pattern! You’ll enjoy making these fully-tested, foundation paper pieced blocks. This pattern is fabric stash friendly! Scraps, fat eighths and fat quarters work great for the petal portions of this pattern. Use prints, solids and/or fussy-cut your favorite fabric for the petals.

Join in on the sewing party! Click to get all of the details on this modern, fun online, foundation paper piecing sew along using the Patchwork Petals pattern by Whole Circle Studio and hosted by Mister Domestic.

And be sure to check out the replay of our Block 1 live stream! Mathew’s laugh is contagious!
Check out this live stream video with Mister Domestic and Sheri Cifaldi-Morrill of Whole Circle Studio as we chat and demo parts of the Block #1 of the Patchwork Petals foundation paper pieced pattern. Join the party!

One question that has come up is about the bulk of the seams and alignments, especially in the middle of the block. One of the challenges with foundation paper piecing can be the handling of seams. This block is a bit bulky in the middle, but it is manageable. I want to share some “behind the scenes” or the back side of my block to show you what mine look like. In the pattern, I describe which way to press the seams. If you follow my instructions, you’ll end up with something that looks like these:
back of Patchwork Petals block #1
It does look a little bit messy, but I find if I get it somewhat flat on the back (with a hot, dry iron) and then flip it over and give it another good hot press it will be good to go for quilting.
detail of front of Patchwork Petals block #1

There’s definitely some bulk, but not so much that it’s difficult to quilt through.
Block 1 of 4: Patchwork Petals are fun, modern quilt blocks that make cute placemats or mini quilts. Make additional blocks to make a table runner, wall hanging, throw or large quilt (layout ideas included in the pattern). Mix and match blocks! Need a handmade housewarming or hostess gift? This is the perfect pattern! You'll enjoy making these fully-tested, foundation paper pieced blocks. This pattern is fabric stash friendly! Scraps, fat eighths and fat quarters work great for the petal portions of this pattern.

Check out what you’re all making and prepared to be inspired!

made by @quiettimequilter
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made by @holly.lange
made by @helen_ellice
made by @erins_sew_fun
made by @annakkkkkkkkenna

And check out the layout options that Alyssa is playing around with. I can’t wait to see the final quilt!

made by @tallama_

I’m having so much seeing what you all are making. Please keep posting and here are some of my Patchwork Petals Block #1. They’re totally addictive to make!

Patchwork Petals quilt blocks. An easy Foundation Paper Piecing pattern by Whole Circle Studio. This Block 1 sample was made in Pixie Dots by QT Fabrics. Blocks finish to 16.5" square. Made additional blocks and piece them together to make a table runner, mini quilt, throw, twin, queen or king quilt!

Get ready for Block #2!
Let’s making something awesome,

 

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6 Comments

  1. Hi, Sheri it really is an inspiration to see all those beautiful blocks. Im enjoying it very much. Thanks for the explanation about the bulky seams. Looking forward to making many of your patterns.

    1. Hi Iris! Thanks for your kind words sewing along. I’m so happy to hear that you’re inspired by everyone’s work. I can’t wait to see what you make!

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