My kiwi cushion – first paper piecing project

I have wanted to try paper piecing for a while now. The results always look so precise and amazing. There are so many options but I decided I wanted to try this kiwi pattern by Juliet & Tartankiwi, as this was the design that inspired me to give paper piecing a try. It also brings memories of home. This is my work in progress this week….I am linking up with Freshly Pieced.

WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced

So the plan is to make another cushion for our grey sofa, that co-ordinates with my spoonflower cushion. I am using yellow and grey for my kiwi. I wanted to give a little more dimension to the kiwi itself, so I made patchwork blocks of yellow and grey to use like a piece of fabric. Here are the blocks.

This is for the body of the kiwi:
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The grey will be for the legs and beak:IMG_6949

I am 1/2 way through the block and I love paper-piecing. The pattern for a beginner has been relatively easy so far and I think it is turning out well. I am hoping to finish the cushion cover up by Friday.

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8 thoughts on “My kiwi cushion – first paper piecing project

  1. Gina

    That is fabulous paper piecing for your first try!! Great idea to make a patchwork and then use it in the project; it looks great!

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  2. a little bird made me

    I havent’ tried paper piecing yet so am impressed that you have, and am inpsired – I might need to try it, because I love the effect you have created! Looking forward to seeing the end result!

    Reply
  3. Pingback: Finish it up Friday – Paper pieced Kiwi | Factotum of Arts

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