Friday, September 15, 2017


In the early part of this year my guild threw out a color or theme challenge to make an 18 by 22 inch quilt/art piece based on the flower or gem of a month.  I drew February, so was working with violet or amethyst colors.  
I have been working at improving my paper piecing skills and decided to use them to make this piece.  The triangles came from an idea based on the Star Blazer featured on Modern Quilts Unlimited.  I modified the size by 2 inches shorter to match the measurements required.  The 45 degree side strips I ended up actually drawing my own paper piece pattern on copy paper.
The one thing that was a particular challenge was facing it rather than a binding.  I have never done that before.  
Thank goodness for Internet tutorials.  I printed off several, did a good deal of reading them over and ended up with a really good results.  
I really like the result of this nice facing.  My last small project on it will be to put a split hanging sleeve on it.  It will eventually go to our guild quilt show in January 2019 and Pacific International Quilt Show in Santa Clara in October 2018.  A nice finish for this piece.


  1. What a fun challenge project. So fun to learn a new skill. It turned out beautifully.

  2. Hi DonnaleeQ,
    I have not tried facing a quilted piece, nor have I seen too many people discussing it. I assume it is used instead of adding a binding, and it gives it a really nice finished edge. You did a fabulous job! I will have to do some research about how to do this! ~smile~ Roseanne

  3. You did a really good job on the facing. I would love to know how you did it. I have a wall quilt coming up that I will need to do this for.

  4. Absolutely lovely! I use facing for most of my wall hangings too! It gives a beautiful finish that doesn't distract attention from the piecieng! Thanks for sharing!!