Paper Piecing

Earlier in September, Kristy of the Australian blog, Quiet Play, asked for pattern testers so I merrily volunteered. Last week I received a selection of Asian inspired patterns, I chose the bowl of rice, soy sauce and chop sticks. Here’s the original:

Original image from Quiet Play

And here’s my interpretation of the pattern:

Admittedly it wasn’t my first attempt, I had a really hard time with the chop sticks oddly enough, I had a hard time wrapping my head around the angles and I tried a few times before I got it right.

I used Osnaburg, a loosely woven 100% cotton for the background which I starched heavily before cutting and sewing to prevent stretching. Kaufman’s Essex linnen in Vanilla was used for the rice and chopsticks and camel for the tops of the sticks, Kona black for the soy sauce and quilter’s linen for the soy sauce label. I really like the Osnabug, it has such a natural look to it, very organic.

The next step is to quilt and bind this piece.

My other WIPs include the finished quilt tops waiting for the Gracie Queen frame to arrive and my Star Flower quilt which is kind of stalled but I have until Friday to finish all the blocks if we don’t loose power because of Hurricane Sandy.