This is the 37th quilt I made.
It is a Judy Niemeyer pattern called "The Feathered Goose".
It measures 60" X 60".
This is the first and only quilt top where I used foundation paper piecing. I really enjoy paper piecing. Every point is perfect and the quilt as a whole is perfectly precise. It should be called perfect paper piecing.
I sort of fell into paper piecing. I was wanting to make a nautical theme quilt for my brother and sister in-law who like to boat. When I saw this pattern it reminded me of compasses and old maps and I thought "perfect". Then I noticed that the pattern package was pretty fat with paper patterns inside. That's when I saw "Foundation Paper Piecing" written down the side. I had heard of paper piecing, but what I heard was not favorable. None of the quilters that I knew enjoyed to paper piece.Print this post
I liked the pattern so much I decided to give it a try. As a matter of fact, I was so unsure of my ability I bought 2 patterns, just to make sure I had enough of those paper patterns for all the mistakes I figured I would make.
As has been the case with most of my quilting endeavors, I got lucky. I chose a very good pattern for a beginner. Judy Niemeyer provides wonderful step by step directions, templates for cutting the fabric, and extra patterns.
I tend to have the philosophy of trying anything once, I'm so glad I gave paper piecing a try.
Another stroke of luck was that the last two quilts I had just finished were crazy curve quilts (another post for another day). I was very practiced at working with curves.
The paper piecing was a breeze, the curves a little more of a challenge. This top is made up of 1,268 pieces
This quilt now lives in Jacksonville, Florida.
If you have been thinking of trying paper piecing or love this pattern so much you would like to make your very own, here is your chance!
I bought two patterns but the directions were so good I only needed one, so I am giving away the unused pattern, complete with paper pattern pieces.
Yes, it's a GIVEAWAY!!
If you would like to be entered in a drawing for this complete, never used pattern, just leave a comment on this post by 11 pm, Pacific Time, Wednesday, September 16th, 2009.
I will announce the winner on Thursday, September 17th. I am happy to mail this pattern wherever you happen to live.