Penny and I have sneaked out a couple of new patterns, both aimed at paper piecers with little or no experience. Penny was inspired by the simplicity of take- out coffee cup shapes so we present, 'Latte to go'.
This is a great beginner pattern, there are no seams that need to match up exactly and the pattern sections are straightforward. She has made a cute mug rug with an ingenious gift card holder using a scaled down version of her pattern. A tutorial will come soon giving guidelines on how to make these.
And I was inspired by a beautiful stack of ruby shot cottons sent to me by the kind folks at Oakshott Fabrics. The variying reds screamed 'Strawberry' at me so we present, 'Strawberry Ichigo'.
This is aimed at a beginner with a little paper piecing experience. Only one seam needs precise matching so there is room to learn on this pattern. Using solid colours and shot cottons makes paper piecing easier as you don't need to worry about which side of the fabric you are working on, both sides are the same! I made a kitchen curtain for narrow window with six Strawberry Ichigo blocks, each in a different Oakshott ruby red. I'll post a few details on that too.
So, if you have been a little nervous about trying paper piecing, these patterns are for you. They both make 6 inch finished blocks and are easy to enlarge as all the pattern pieces come on one page. With have included some extra instructions about which seams to press open and the order of piecing. You can find both patterns in our shop and at our Craftsy store.