Free Pattern: Paper Pieced Coffin Quilt Block
Wednesday, October 5, 2016
Happy Wednesday! Today I'm sharing a free pattern for this Halloween coffin block that I drafted up!
I first went looking for coffin block patterns when I was working on Amanda's Buffy Quilt. Having no luck finding what I was looking for, I decided to draft up a block myself. Deedrie ended up stitching up the block for that quilt when we were at a retreat, by using the templates to hand-piece (so cool).
Fast forward to this Fall, when I decided to make myself some Halloween decorations. I wanted to use the block for a pillow, so it was redrafted to fit within a square and sized down. This is the block I'm sharing with you today.
The block finishes at 6" square, and is a great way to show off a spooky fabric! Download the free pattern here: Coffin Quilt Block Pattern.
If you're new to paper piecing, be sure to check out my paper piecing tutorial.
I made nine blocks and turned them into a pillow for our living room chair! I featured a Halloween print inside each coffin, and used a different blender for each background. I added a strip around all four sides to make it a little bigger (my pillow form is 20").
I quilted a 1/4" around each coffin and then echoed that quilting for the rest of the background. It sort of took forever. But, I'm happy with the result, so that's good! I used 40 wt Aurifil thread in my favorite gray 2600.
I used this awesome bottle print from Spooktacular by Maude Asbury for the back, and I quilted it with diagonal lines. The pillow is finished off with an invisible zipper along the bottom edge so that it's completely reversible. This was my first time using an invisible zipper on a pillow, it's pretty slick looking!
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