Stepping Stones

This weekend I finished the Stepping Stones paper piecing quilt that I started at the beginning of February! I absolutely love how it turned out.  I still need to layer and quilt it of course but the whole top of is finished.  I really loved making this quilt and learning this technique.  I’ve always been a bit anxious about paper piecing because my mom never really liked doing it so I assumed that I wouldn’t like it either.  It was certainly tedious but the result was stunning!  I choose three different Bali Pops for this quilt, Mango Margarita, Cotton Candy, and Sangria.  I think the three blended really well with lights and darks and contrasting fabrics.  I used a solid black for the sashing and I will use the same for the binding as well.  I think I will also use a fuchsia flannel for the backing.  I am still undecided about how I will quilt it.  I was originally thinking about doing stitch-in-the-ditch along all the points, but now I’m not sure that’s the way to go.  I guess you will have to stay tuned to find out what I decide!  In the meantime, here are some photos of the quilt top, and my cats!

I linked to Fabric Tuesdays at Quilt Story!

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Comments

  1. Wow Kerrie,
    A whole quilt being paper pieced. I have never done any paper piecing but when I do I won't be as game as you and do a whole quilt. Your quilt top looks lovely. Well done. Love your cats too!

  2. I really like it! I agree that stitch in the ditch might not be the best along the triangles because you might loose those beautiful points. Maybe you could stitch in the ditch along the black boarders? And have "square" quilting? Maybe that would make it too "puffy" though.

    You did so much work to get those nice points, I'd hate to see that lost in the quilting is all.

  3. This is so intricate and lovely. I really like the color selection. Plus, kitties on top of a quilt always up the cute factor.

  4. Hi…I'm stopping in from Fabric Tuesday. What a beautiful quilt. Love the blending of the colors…and the kitties are cute ; )

  5. Absolutely beautiful! I've never done a whole paper-pieced quilt, love your design. I have no idea how would be the best way to quilt this and look forward to seeing what you do.

  6. That is amazing!! I haven't tried that amount of paper piecing either, I'm a little intimidated :) Thanks for linking to Fabric Tuesday!

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