Machine Quilting and Paper Piecing

Good Morning, Quilters!

Today, I am pleased to highlight two quilts made by readers of The Inbox Jaunt.

Barbara Dahl and Anne Bullock shared photos of their quilts stitched from the patterns offered  by designer,  Peggy Aare.

Peggy is an amazing designer and has shared several of her patterns to our readers.

Find the FREE patterns on The Inbox Jaunt’s  Paper Piecing Page HERE

More patterns are available at Peggy’s website, Wisconsin Quilting.

Peggy used one of our Seamstresses in Fine Art –by Wilhelm Hammershoi to create The Girl Sewing pattern.
Hammershoi, Girl Sewing
Barbara Dahl used Peggy’s pattern and added her own twist–she attached a piece of fabric to create a 3D effect.  Barbara’s piecing is meticulous!
The quilting was done by Barbara’s friend and professional LAQ, Tracey Fisher.
Isn’t her quilting fabulous?  I love how the machine quilting enhances this quilt!  She created a wallpaper background and flowing line for her dress.

Barbara Dahl

Barbara Dahl


Peggy created The Morning Heron from one of my Silent Sunday photos.

Sunrise, Heron, Morning

Peggy created this pattern from the photo:

PR-Heron, Paper Pieced, Color Chart

And Anne Bullock used the pattern to piece and quilt this fabulous quilt!

Annie Bullock, Morning Heron

Annie Bullock, Morning Heron

Anne’s choice of fabrics is lovely–and again, the quilting really enhances the quilt!


Thanks you Peggy for supplying the patterns.

Thank you Anne and Barbara for sharing your photos!

Congratulations on a job well done!


I’m inspired are YOU?  I may take up paper piecing after all…

If you are like me….and need a little help with paper piecing… you might like Carol Doak’s Craftsy class,  Mastering Foundations of Paper Piecing

Get 25% off this class with my affiliate link HERE.  (Limited time only–Discount applied in shopping cart)

Carol Doak Title card, Craftsy

What about YOU?

Do you do paper piecing?

Have you made any of Peggy’s designs?

We’d LOVE to hear!




16 thoughts on “Machine Quilting and Paper Piecing

  1. I do paper piece and love Carol Doak’s patterns. I started out very simply doing paper pieced patterns from Quilter’s Newsletter. They did a whole series for about a year. I recently taught the members of my guild by using a simply pattern (only 6 pieces) that I created – a landscape/mountain quilt. I added quilting and embroidery.

  2. I love paper piecing, and Carol Doak’s class explains it so well! Thanks for the inspiration

  3. Both are great, but Girl Sewing has boggled my mind by how perfect a capture this quilt is of the original artist’s picture. Congratulations Barbara and Ann.

  4. I love paper piecing. I enjoy the freezer paper method so there is no paper to tear off after sewing. PLUS you can reuse the pattern!

    Very smart way she enhanced the girl sewing — love the wall paper design! I noticed it before you pointed it out! Lol! I will certainly check out Peggy’s designs!

  5. Love the wallpaper design – very creative! – and the fabric extending beyond the borders. Also love the quilting behind the heron. It’s great to see how the quilting does enhance the work. Thank you for sharing and inspiring all of us.

  6. Thanks for the inspiring quilts
    I love to paper piece…I especially liked the photo showing how the heron picture was simplified from the photo…thanks

  7. I have done paper piecing before, but never from a photo. So II’m curios about That missing step above… what tools/computer program was used to create each pattern above. Thanks!

  8. I got hooked on paper piecing after I took a class with Carol Doak. She’s an awesome teacher and a genuinely nice person. If you get the opportunity, I recommend any class she is teaching.

  9. They are gorgeous! I have made blocks with paper piecing but have never designed one from a picture. I may have to add that to my list of things to try.

  10. For my friend I used to make a beautiful “Umbrella”, whose design I got from Peggy Aare. Great sewing. I will definitely sew another Umbrella for me
    Greetings from Poland 🙂

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