Posts tagged ‘paper pieced’

February 1st, 2014

Grumpy Cat Pillow

by Julie Hirt

It’s Grumpy Cat!  I think he’s upset the background is purple. hehe


The second I saw the pattern on Instagram, I bought it.  You can find the ‘Grouchy Cat’ paper piecing pattern here or here. Sew What Sherlock is a mad genius with this!

My cat has a teensy little mistake by his eye, but we’ll just ignore that.  This is the 18″ version and I added a 2″ border so I could make a pillow cover.

I’ve never paper pieced with such large pieces before, so it was a little interesting getting the angles for the fabric right.


This morning I turned my Scrap Medley blocks into a pillow cover.  You can purchase the pattern from my Craftsy store for a buck.

I’m determined to make 2014 a year of finishes for all of my WIP.


………. and I just got sidetracked for an hour looking at Grumpy Cat meme’s.


I don’t have a cat but I do have three dogs.  One of them really wanted in the pillow pics.


If you make a Grumpy Cat I must see it!



March 19th, 2013

Free Block of the Week: Block Rock’n

by Julie Hirt

I came up with an idea today and hoping you’ll join me!

Block Rockin Beats by the Chemical Brothers came on when I was driving home and a light bulb went off. I thought blocks named after bands or songs would make an interesting series.

I just started paper piecing recently but I think I’ve grasped it pretty well. I love playing around in Illustrator and it’s so much fun to come up with ideas for paper piecing. I’ve already came up with a couple and figured they would play well into this series.

No promises but I pledge to:

  • Release a new block at least every *other* week – will do my best to every week
  • Test the dimensions and make every block before posting
  • Each block will be 12.5″ (12″ finished)
  • Provide easy printable PDF files
  • Have 12 weeks of Block Rock’n


Here is a look at the first two I’ll release.



Have a blog? Grab a button and share the fun – this is a free series! Code is here.



Be sure to check out Freshly Pieced and WIP Wednesday! Link is in my Link Parties above.

Hashtag #blockrockn

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