Working on a new London post but meanwhile I had a photo shoot the other day of some of our existing Jelly Roll quilts for a future project….
Anyway, I remembered how much I loved this quilt and the pattern. "Papillon" is a new twist on an old favorite. Reinterpreted as usual to avoid templates!
Thought I would share a few of the shots from the shoot and just wanted to share with you that this pattern is really such a SIMPLE one!
I know I seem to say that a lot [talking to you…. Camille & friends] but I really do mean it. Mostly what I mean, I guess, is that for those of you who avoid some of these traditional patterns because they have always looked complicated, well I'm with you on that!
That is why I always rework the block until I think that most anyone can do it.
Each part of the "fan" is simply a piece of jelly roll strip folded in half lengthwise, sewn together on one end, turned out into a point and placed into a traced piece of template plastic. When the pieces are all assembled, they are sewn to one another along the drawn lines traced from that template… no special piecing, no special template cutting, no special rulers.
It goes together pretty darn quick. I guess that is what I mean by simple!
You can also of course keep going all the way around to make a traditional Dresden Plate block. In fact, we might just be working on such a version ourselves so stay tuned.