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Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Free Paper Pieced Pattern

 Hello lovely quilty types! I’m Kristy from Quiet Play, and am rather excited to be guest posting here at Fort Worth Fabric Studio!

I love to quilt, but truly, my heart belongs to paper piecing. And so, the project I’m sharing today is a foundation paper pieced one. For those who are not yet paper piecing fans (I have high hopes that might change!), let me assure you that the pattern is suitable for confident beginners – and more importantly does not contain any of those dreaded y-seams! Seriously, does anyone like y-seams?!

Now onto the project. I am a massive fan of Sketch prints and was thrilled to find a fabulous selection in the Fort Worth Fabric Studio shop! I designed this little bird print with a range of Sketch prints in mind. Look at this gorgeous bundle. Doesn’t it make your quilty heart sing? Yeah, mine too!

Sketch Prints from Forth Worth Fabric Studio

These prints were just begging to be made into something rainbow and bright and cheery and happy! And maybe with a bird. Because I like birds. So without further ado, here is the result! A Bird in Flight cushion! A sweet little bird in a rainbow of Sketch colours!

Bird in Flight Cushion
Click here for Free Pattern


The centre panel is paper pieced – with the wings and tail of the bird just perfect to show off a range of colours or prints.

Sketch fabrics
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I added a plain border to frame the centre panel, and then decided to use a little more sketch for a cheery patchwork border around the outside.

Sketch patchwork border
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The rest of the cushion is rather simple – just a basic envelope closure on the back. I kept all the fancy stuff for the front! Considering my youngest child (surely a quilter in the making) exclaimed ooh and ahh and hugged it straight away, I think it’s a winner.

You can find the pattern for this little Bird in in Flight listed on Craftsy as a freebie (because don’t we all love freebies?!) And of course you can find all these beautiful Sketch prints in the Fort Worth Fabric Studio shop (along with a whole lot of other lovelies)!

Thank you to the lovely team at Fort Worth Fabric Studio for inviting me to share a post here on the blog! I hope you enjoy the pattern. If you’re so inclined, you can find more of my work on my blog or check me out on instagram (@quietplay). Happy sewing my friends!


I want to thank Kristy for sharing this free pattern with us! She did such a lovely job on the cushion!  Be sure to stop by her blog and check out all of her other paper piecing patterns!

Talk to you soon,


6 comments:

Needled Mom said...

That is so sweet! Thanks for sharing.

Kristy @ Quiet Play said...

Thanks for having me Lindsey! It was a lot of fun!

Serena @ Sewgiving said...

The sketch fabric sings in that pattern - lovely!

Wendy said...

gorgeous pattern Kristy, thanks for sharing. I love Sketch fabrics too, and paper piecing... but I don't hate Y seams!

Sarah @ Berry Barn Designs said...

This is so cute! And rainbow to boot! Great pattern, Kristy : )

✾Jamie Lee Cooley✾ said...

This pillow is just so pretty! Thanks for sharing the pattern!

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