Summer Gleanings from My Studio ~

Leslie McNeilArt and Collage Quilts, Sewing Loves Leave a Comment

More summer quilti-ness is always on my list for summer fun!  I’ve been pretty motivated to finish up at least three older projects … and as I say that… I’m counting up the newer ones I’ve started!  Always the circle of quilt-life is it not?!  LOL

So here’s a photo show of what I’ve been finishing up… and starting!  More about the new stuff later… but I will tell ya, I have fallen in love love love with what is dubbed, ‘paperless…paper piecing!’  Yup.  Doesn’t quite make sense does it.

One of my goals this summer was to learn a new technique, and I’m so glad I did.  I love it.   It’s just like traditional paper piecing or foundation paper piecing, but it uses … “reusable” wax transfer paper…. the beauty of it being that you don’t have to pick paper out of all your seams.  It just lifts off.  As I said, more on that later as I’ll dedicate a whole post to showing a quilt I made from it this summer, {and it’s not done yet!}. :).

So ~  The quilt below {Dancing Batiks} was designed for traditional paper piecing but I completed it using the paperless method.  I love how it turned out!!  And I can’t wait to get to all of my older paper piecing patterns and get them started using this new {to me} technique!!

Dancing Batiks, a traditional paper piecing pattern, this one designed by Judy Neimeyer.

Traditional paper piecing! This quilt is “Indian Summer” also designed by Judy Neimeyer. I had it pieced over ten years ago, but just got the border on and quilted it myself! LOVE!! Feels so GOOD to finish this baby up!!!

A happy go lucky fabric bowl!! Made with twisted twine, leftover scraps from my paper piecing, and a dazzling super large button in the middle, and ribbon edging! Pretty funky huh! And wonky! 🙂

Dancing Batiks hanging up in the yard… “Border Collie Approved!” 🙂

My first “Almond Country Beauty” block! This was the class and paperless paper piecing technique I began this summer! Twelve blocks to be completed.

SUPER DUPER Tiny Tiny Tiny paperless paper piecing! Works like a charm! Flying geese for a mini quilt or pin cushion!

Embroidery styled stitches… now quilted and bound; finished up into cute and bright table toppers!

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