Saturday, September 22, 2012

Umbrella Paper Piecing

I really love how my first umbrella turned out:

I wasn't fast at piecing this together but I'm definitely improving on the skill part of piecing!  I hardly used my seam ripper.  It's teaching me patience too! It took me about 2 1/2 hours to put together!

I purchased this pattern from Kristy at Quiet Play who offers three varieties of this pattern.  Of course, I chose the easiest one to try first.  I'm not dumb!  I can't wait to make more of them so I can make something beautiful with them.  I guess living in the desert makes me wishful for more rain...hence my fascination with umbrellas.  Thanks Kristy, I really like your pattern!


  1. Oh it looks so sweet Kim!! Well done - ir's so nice when you barely have to touch the seam ripper on a project (wish I had that happening more often - my seam ripper gets a real workout hehe!). Good choice going with the easier version first - it looks just lovely!

    1. Thanks Kristy! I really do love it and can't wait to make more. I might even venture out to try the one with points! We'll see! Thanks for checking it out.

  2. Wow, good job!!!

    Kim, do you know Ayumi´s blog? Look here:

    Have a nice time!!! Jolana