Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Ballet Shoes Paper Pieced Quilt Block Style

I Love love these ballet shoes! I got to pattern test for Tartankiwi again and the pattern was perfect. There are a few pieces to this one so it took me a few hours. I like to precut my fabric the rough size of the piece I'll be using. It seems to take longer to cut but then piecing goes so quickly. The colors are two shades of Kona Cotton pink and an aqua colored Sketch.

The pale pink is supposed to look like the pink tights little ballerina's use. I can just see this as the front of a tote bag for my niece. To put her ballet things in for class of course! Perfect :)

Tartankiwi has the best paper pieces patterns. Although this has a few pieces, sewing it together is straightforward and simple. All the sections meet up perfectly. There are also a couple of pages you can print off that help with fabric and piece placement.

I find the design elegant. Here's me deciding on skin color or tights color. Have you paper pieced any blocks lately?


  1. Wow! I love this. Your color choices were perfect!

  2. Wow! The edges of your pink fabric match beautifully. Those feet and shoes are so precise. This block would indeed make a gorgeous ballerina bag.

  3. I've seen this block pop up on IG - I love it and your version. My daughter is about to start ballet classes so this block is a must for her ballet shoe bag to be :)

  4. What a lovely block, so original and, as you say, very elegant!

  5. Adore! and yes perfect for a little girls bag!

  6. Ummm... would you believe that this was me trying to design a simpler block! Yup, not my strong point- ha ha!
    Love your version of the block, your sewing and fabric choices are perfect as always!


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