28. May 2014 · Comments Off on Drop Dead Gorgeous · Categories: paper piecing, pattern review, quilts · Tags: , , , , ,

 

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My friend, Elizabeth Dackson, is a super talented quilt designer, and I was thrilled when she asked me to test her newest pattern called the Drop Dead Gorgeous block. It’s not for the faint of heart, since there are several paper piecing templates, but it certainly wasn’t difficult, just time consuming. Time spent sewing is time well spent if you ask me, and the results are simply breathtaking!

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I turned my block, which finishes at 16 inches, into a 20″ pillow by adding a border using some 2.5″ strips of black kona cotton. I quilted using my walking foot, and then backed my pillow case with white minky dot fabric and stuffed and stitched it up.

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I do plan to use this pattern for another project. One block just isn’t enough! The secondary patterns that emerge when joining more blocks together are just amazing. Check out Elizabeth’s blog post about this block for more Drop Dead Gorgeous eye candy and to purchase the pattern.

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I’m thinking about trying it out in nothing but solids. I’ve never done a solids-only project… I wonder if I’m brave enough?