Sunday, 7 April 2013

Spring Fling Blog Hop... and Y seams!

I hope you all enjoy this beginning of Spring like I do, gardening with my little ones and following this joyful blog hop! Today is my turn and I propose you a paper piecing block.  Here is my Rockrose block:


You can download the pattern HERE and THERE. This block includes Y seams. This is an opportunity for those who believe Y seams are difficult to try it and see how easy it is! So if you are new to Y seams, do not worry, just follow those easy steps:

HOW TO SEW Y SEAMS:

Each seam must end without including the seam allowance. This allows you to pivot the pieces and attach them without creating a tuck. Mark small dots at the seam line corners on all pieces to be joined. (In a paper pieced block, you do not need to mark dots because you use the end/corners of paper). Use a pin to pin through the dot (or corner of paper) at each end before you sew. Start sewing right at that point (remove the pin first) and backstitch. When you come to the other end, stop right at the dot and backstitch again. Done!


I hope you will have fun sewing my block! And do not forget to check the other designer's blocks on the Fling Spring Blog Hop page!


19 comments:

  1. Hi I ried to print your document, but no luck. Am I doing something wrong?? Deb

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  2. I love your flower block, it's so cheery.

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  3. WOW--Such a gorgeous, lovely block! Love your colors, looks "sew" springy! Thank you so much!!

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  4. Oh your Rock Rose is my favorite so far! I love it! Thank you!

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  5. This looks great but my computer isn't having any luck downloading it. I'll try again from my laptop later. Thanks for sharing, it's a wonderful block!

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    1. I have posted it on Craftsy and will try to put it also on a third place. Thanks for your interest in my block and have a great Spring!
      Cyrille

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  6. Hi! I love your design but when I try to download it, a bunch of spam shows up! Really frustrating!

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    1. Hello Gwen,
      I have posted it on Craftsy and will try to put it also on a third place. Thanks for your interest in my block and have a great Spring!
      Cyrille

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  7. I tried to download the Rockrose.pdf but with no success. Could you please advise.

    Janet

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    1. I have posted it on Craftsy and will try to put it also on a third place. Thanks for your interest in my block and have a great Spring!
      Cyrille

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  8. Beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

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  9. Okay... I'll try to be brave! Y seams scare me... LOL! This is such a cute pattern!!! Thanks for sharing it with us!

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  10. You block was a huge hit today! Can't wait to introduce your lovely store and the BOM tomorrow. Thank you so much for everything :)

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  11. I have been struggling with Y seams lately so I look forward to giving this a try! Thanks for sharing!

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  12. thanks a lot... it's beautiful....

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  13. Awesome block, just wish I had more confidence when it comes to paper piecing. Thanks for sharing.

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  14. I just learned how to do Y seams. They are really easy. Don't know why I feared then for so long.

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  15. Your pattern is darling. Wish your download worked... '(

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