This was made as a gift for my cousin’s little girl. When talking to my cousins wife about what she had in mind for her baby she mentioned hot air balloon. I recalled that my grandmother had some fabric that she was going to use to make a hot air balloon quilt so I used it. I wasn’t sure what pattern my grandma was planning on using, and I couldn’t find one that suited my taste, so I decided to try my hand at designing my own paper-pieced block. This is the result of my first self-designed paper-pieced quilt project.

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First Concept Drawing

Draft 2

Draft 2

The final design and first block.

The final design and first block.

The finished quilt. Machine Quilted on my embroidery machine. Quilt Completely on

The finished quilt. Machine Quilted on my embroidery machine. Quilt Completely on May 9, 2015

Because Twix always wants to be in the picture.

Because Twix always wants to be in the picture.