Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Sewing For Good Not Evil

Do you like to paper piece? Why not start the year off sewing for a great cause! I finished my sword and shield today.

Richard and his son, from the Richard and Tanya Quilts blog, have designed a quilt to be given to the Autism School as a  fund raiser. The quilt must be finished by March so they are hoping for some of the blocks to be donated by generous folks to help get it finished in time.

The blocks are a paper pieced sword and shield which finish at 6.5 inches. The pattern can be downloaded using the links below.

Download the Sword pattern

My finished sword


Download the Shield pattern

My finished shield


Helpful Tip

Attaching the top of the shield was a little tricky but here is a helpful tip…. Match up the intersections were the dots are first.

corner match

Insert a pin straight through the two points.

View from top

View from bottom

Then match up the remainder of the seam and sew. When you press you will have a lovely straight line.


Let’s make this quilt happen! You can visit his blog for more information…Richard and Tanya Quilts


Richard Healey said...

YEA your the first with a completed sword and shild they look fantastic. I added a link to this post on my page and will mention it again in a future post.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful job! How nice of you to help. It's a great cause.

Carol said...

Charlene@APinchofJoy has left a new comment on your post "Sewing For Good Not Evil":

Great cause! Thanks so much for linking on Busy Monday!