Paper Piecing Anyone???

Even as I am still working on the last group project that you all helped me out with (thanks for all of those Braille blocks), and the two before that are about to become properly public in my book (less than five weeks until Modern Quilt Perspectives is available), it is time to once again ask for help with a project.

This time it is a bit of paper piecing for a new pattern, one that I hope to have with me in my Quilt Market booth in Pittsburgh this spring (the quilt, not the pattern; I don’t sell stand-alone patterns). Actually I hope to assemble the blocks while at my sewing machine in my booth, or perhaps have it assembled and hand-knot it in a rocking chair in my booth, or something like that. Whatever I do, I want this piece to be my official Market WIP before it goes off to whatever else it might do.

So, here’s what I need. There are two blocks to the quilt, the words ME and YOU.



The ME is made of two sub-blocks, and the YOU has three sub-blocks, but as far as paper piecing goes this is pretty easy. The ME will end up 14″ x 6.5″ (finishing down to 13.5 x 6) and the YOU will end up 17″ x 6.5″ (finishing down to 16.5 x 6).

As far as color and prints the only request I have is that you keep each block in a relatively close palettes and that you use a different palette for each block. For example if you do the ME in reds and oranges (that is what I mean by close) do the YOU in purples and blues. Or something like that. A rainbow colored block wouldn’t work well for the overall quilt, and I need difference between the two blocks for the whole thing to come together well. It doesn’t matter what palettes you choose, just make sure they don’t range to widely within a block or get to close together between blocks. Does that make sense???

As far as time, I need to have all the blocks by April 10 so I can be sure to have them all ready and set for Market. And I need 45 of each block; that’s 45 ME blocks and 45 YOU blocks. To make it make sense it would be really great if I could get 45 people to each make a ME and a YOU.

And to make it easier for you all here is a PDF with the paper piecing templates all nice and tidy.

So, comment below if you plan to make one, so I can keep track, and drop me an email when you are finished and I’ll give you the addy for mailing (and a whole lot of thanks). All the details will come later, but I think this is gonna be one right awesome quilt.

And as alway, thanks…


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46 Responses to Paper Piecing Anyone???

  1. 1
    Kim Munoz says:

    I will make at least one set for you!!

  2. 2
    DeeAnn Forrest says:

    I would be happy to help!

  3. 3
  4. 4
    Rebecca says:

    Yes! I will send a ME block and a YOU block. Thank you for the tips/directions on colors.

  5. 5
    Sharon says:

    I would love to make both a ME and YOU block.
    It will be fun.

  6. 6
    mary says:

    I’ll do a ME and YOU. I’m assuming posting will be UK (just so I know for time scale – although April is a way off yet!)

  7. 7
    Phyl says:

    I will make a set.

  8. 8
    Abby West says:

    I will make a set.

  9. 9
    Lucky peterson says:

    I am making a set!

  10. 10
    Leanne says:

    I would love to participate and can me you one of each block.

  11. 11
    Deborah says:

    I’m in! Sounds great!

  12. 12
    Alyce says:

    Count me in for a set!

  13. 13
    Ms Midge says:

    Count me in too 🙂

  14. 14
    Marsha says:

    I could definitely do this!

  15. 15
    Helena says:

    Thomas count me in!

  16. 16
    Joanne harris says:

    I’d like to give them a try.

  17. 17
    Sarah says:

    I’ll make a set for you (if you’ll have them!) April 10 is our anniversary so the whole me+you thing and my stumbling upon this post before it blows up with comments seems a bit meant to be 🙂

  18. 18
    Pip says:

    I’ll make a set for you Thomas, I love paper piecing.

  19. 19
    Lynne Johnson says:

    I am in again!!

  20. 20
    Katie Trott says:

    Love paper piecing!! I’m in 😀

  21. 21
    Caryl Brix says:

    I’d like to make a set. Would you give me permission to have my version of ‘electric slide’ to be photographed for Paducah if accepted? Thank you!

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    Jane B says:

    Sounds like fun. I’ll do a set.

  24. 24
    Rhonda Jordan says:

    Count me in!

  25. 25
    wendy says:

    I might be able to help… though does it have to be your fabrics?

  26. 26
    susan says:

    im in! i have my papers printed off

  27. 27
    Shelley MacGregor says:

    I will do a set, and so, I believe, will co workers Bonnie and Jennifer and maybe Susan. Will keep you posted!

  28. 28
    Betsy Lynn says:

    I’m in!

  29. 29
    Judy Tucker says:

    Sure! I’m in for a set!

  30. 30
    Sara says:

    I will happily do a set

  31. 31
    Trish Frankland says:

    I’m in, and I’m on it!

  32. 32
    joan says:

    Yes! I look forward to seeing how you will make the connections..from me to you…One set will be ready very soon..

  33. 33
    Kathy says:

    Do you still need Me & You sets? Or do you have enough people committed already?

  34. 34
    Kelly says:

    Sounds like fun….I’ll make a set

  35. 35
    Linda Payne says:

    I’m in! 🙂

  36. 36
    Susan Manson says:

    I’d like to make a set. I am downloading the templates now. I commented on Facebook too.

  37. 37
    Ken Casey says:

    I’m in. I need the paper-piecing practice! How do we get them to you? If it’s there, I missed it…

  38. 38
    Alice Thomas says:

    Count me in. This is my project for tomorrow at a First Saturday at Quilt Works. I needed something fun to work on.
    Thank you

  39. 39
    Kate Quilts says:

    Happy to make a set. 🙂

  40. 40
    Judy Tucker says:

    Just a ?
    Do you want us to stay with two fabrics within one block? and Paper left on?

    • 40.1
      thomas says:

      Use as many fabrics as you want, but just keep the color range relatively close). And I’ll be piecing with the paper off, but I don’t mind ripping it off if you dislike that part… Thanks so much!!!

  41. 41

    I’m up for a set. Email me and I’ll be getting cracking on them tonight, I’m into late night therapeutic sewing right now!

  42. 42
    Nan Brown says:

    My Blocks are completed. Our Beaufort MQG has made several for your me/you cause.

  43. 43
    Judy Tucker says:

    Hi, have the blocks but no address, Hope I still have time. #3sets

  44. 44
    Kelly says:

    Hello? Deborah and I have sent several e-mails for your address. We each have a set for you. Just need your address……….

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