Paper Pieced Mystery Block Workshop

Over the last two Mondays I attended a mystery block workshop.  The only prerequisite is that you must have paper piecing experience. I have that however, it's been many years since I've attempted paper piecing. I figured this workshop would be a great way to reconnect with this form of quilting and since I see a Dear Jane somewhere in my future, I thought this would be a great refresher.

We received the first half of the pattern pieces during the first session and were required to bring some lights and darks in small prints and a few solids. It took me more time than I thought it would to complete the first week's project, however, I did get faster the second week. At the end of the workshop, I was much more comfortable with paper piecing but I'm not sure I will make more of these blocks. The pattern is very cute but it was very time consuming and I really have a desire to make a flying geese quilt.  So I do see paper piecing in my near future, just not in the shape of a boot.

*The workshop was offered for free over at Bungalow Quilting and Yarn in Milwaukee. It's a new quilt shop in town and the closest one to my house. I am so glad to have them close by!


  1. LOL on "just not in the shape of a boot". :) I am selfishly encouraged that it took you more time than you thought it would and thank you for admitting it. I am working on hand-piecing and hand-quilting a little block right now, and I am shocked at how uneven my sewing is. I thought it would be a breeze, but no.
    I love your blog header! I can't stop looking at it.

    1. It is nice to know someone understands my angst. :) Good luck with your little block.

      Thank you for the feedback on my header. I've had it for a long time and I never get tired of it.