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The Paper Pieced Home Blog Tour

March 20, 2015

Oh . My . Word .

Have you gotten your paws on this super charming book yet?

Penny Layman, has completely outdone herself. Seriously.

The Paper-Pieced Home: Quilting a Household One Block at a Time, Interweave/F+W is a literal mecca of fun, retro, mouthwatering goodness for anyone who loves, or who has ever wanted to try foundation paper piecing.

Ok, i just went through and counted 40, 40 amazingly cute blocks and 8 juicy projects which instantly beg you to make them once you take a peek inside…

Am i right?! A viewfinder? I just died. And yes. I think my bathroom does in fact need a claw foot tub bathmat.

Aw man, you’re killing me Penny!

So when I was invited to be a part of this blog tour, I knew immediately that i needed to make the pair of potholders…

Oh yes, fried egg on a skillet, you will be mine!…or my mom’s, cause she kinda needs some new ones. Either way, I couldn’t wait to get started!

Oh hai itty bitty pan handle! You’re just the cutest!

I found the best chickens for the back. They totally crack me up!

And since I was having so much fun with the first potholder, I had to make the retro pot pot holder too.

Oh chickens, you make me laugh. Even though i totally sewed you all on crooked and had to applique a new piece on top.

This was a really fun project. You need to try it!

And I can’t forget the requisite back shot..


The best part about being in the blog tour is that I get to give away one copy of Penny’s awesome sauce book to one lucky winner! This is open to anyone anywhere, worldwide. All you need to do is leave me a comment saying which adorable project or block you’d make if you won. I’ll draw a winner in the next few days!

Comments Closed! Winner will be announced shortly!


In the meantime, be sure to check out the rest of The Paper Pieced Home Blog tour!

3/16       McCall’s Quilting / Sewing Machine Block

3/17       Love of Quilting / Review

3/17       Sandi Sawa Hazlewood  of Crafty Planner / Watering Can Block

3/18       Quilty Pleasure (Quiltmaker blog) / Review

3/18       Imagine Gnats / Rotary Phone Block

3/20       Verykerryberry / Lion Block

3/21       Artisania / Cast-Iron Skillet Block

3/23       Where the Orchids Grow / Lamp Block

3/24       Katie Blakesley of Swim Bike Quilt / Layer Cake Block

3/24       House on Hill Road / Oven Mitt Block

3/24       Lee Heinrich of Freshly Pieced / BBQ Grill Block

3/26       Pink Penguin / Allie-Gator Block

3/26       A Happy Stitch / Giraffe Block

3/27       Bijou Lovely / Jar Block

3/27       Two Little Banshees / Saucepan Block

3/27       Charise Creates / Espresso Mug Block

3/30       Karen Lewis Textiles / Couch Block

3/31       Poppyprint / Clawfoot Tub Block

3/31       One Shabby Chick / Stack of Books Block

3/31       During Quiet Time / Sleeveless Dress Block

4/06       Pat Sloan The Voice of Quilting / Author Podcast Interview

Thanks for stopping by!

85 Comments leave one →
  1. Arita permalink
    March 20, 2015 9:55 pm

    Your pot holders are great. I would try making the bathtub.

  2. Joyce Hill permalink
    March 20, 2015 9:55 pm

    The first one I would make is the chicken sauce pot. What fun.

  3. Marjorie permalink
    March 20, 2015 10:25 pm

    I think the sewing machine would be first on my list, but all the projects look intriguing!

  4. Nancy Roraback permalink
    March 20, 2015 10:31 pm

    I would make the wall hanging with the pockets! So cute! I am in a quilt a long right now and have been learning paper piecing…i have to say it might be my favorite quilting technique!

  5. Jeri permalink
    March 20, 2015 10:32 pm

    I would probably have to start with the sewing machine. You know I love a nice retro machine 🙂 Your potholders are so cute! I love the chickens too!

  6. Sherri permalink
    March 20, 2015 10:34 pm

    I want to make everything! If I had to pick one, I think I’d start with the viewmaster. This book is at the top of my wish list of new books to get. Your pot holders look great!

  7. March 21, 2015 12:17 am

    I love the idea of that sewing machine pocket ‘thingy’!!! It is adorable AND practical at the same time- the perfect project, in my eyes!

  8. Jan N. permalink
    March 21, 2015 3:05 am

    First I would have to make the pot and frying pan with egg potholders. Yours are adorable! Thank you for the chance to win.

  9. Diane Paul permalink
    March 21, 2015 3:21 am

    The viewmaster. I couldn’t figure out what it was until I backed away from my computer. It’s awesome.

  10. darlene macdonald permalink
    March 21, 2015 3:37 am

    I laughed seeing all the blocks! What an amazing book. Your skillet I need to do because my husband only uses cast iron for his bacon and eggs. Haha! Great job!

  11. Angie Weldon permalink
    March 21, 2015 3:48 am

    I LOVE the sewing machine…… that would be my first!!!
    Thank you!!

  12. Betsy Smith permalink
    March 21, 2015 4:48 am

    I’d like to make the Viewfinder. Too cute.

  13. March 21, 2015 5:30 am

    OMG – I LOVE the fabrics you chose for your projects. So fun! I would definitely have to try the sewing machine. Too much fun!

  14. Candy S permalink
    March 21, 2015 5:43 am

    Love your frying pan! I am a paper piecing fan from way back. I will have to get this book!

  15. DebV permalink
    March 21, 2015 5:59 am

    I want the viewfinder it reminds me of my childhood. But the cast iron pan, my son’s new love for cooking in, I could make him potholders. All of it is the finally answer. I love retro and paper piecing is my favorite.

  16. Shelley Parham permalink
    March 21, 2015 6:20 am

    The patterns are gorgeous and so unique. The claw foot bath tub is a must-have.

  17. March 21, 2015 7:21 am

    I’m thinking of the chair cushion! Who could pick only one?? Thanks for the giveaway.

  18. Charlene permalink
    March 21, 2015 7:40 am

    What fun! I would definitely make the retro television on the cover.

  19. catskillquilter permalink
    March 21, 2015 8:22 am

    Ohh, what a hard question! I want to make the cast iron skillet, and the clawfoot tub, and the sewing machine, and ….so many of these! Thanks for the chance! (I love the chickens too!)

  20. Lisa Marie permalink
    March 21, 2015 8:28 am

    Both the alligator and paper clip blocks look really cute to me so I’d start with one of them. Love your potholders and that chicken fabric is absolutely the best!

  21. Suzi permalink
    March 21, 2015 8:43 am

    I will definitely make the saucepan, and the lamp is oddly attractive also.

  22. Sharon Matthiesen permalink
    March 21, 2015 8:56 am

    How wonderful my bathroom is being remodeled even as I write this so I absolutely need a bathtub maybe as a wall hanging or two

  23. Vicki H permalink
    March 21, 2015 9:36 am

    I am going to love this book. I love your pot holders.

  24. Shelley permalink
    March 21, 2015 9:37 am

    Thanks for such a great review of a wonderful book. For my favorite, it would be a toss up between the viewfinder (since I had one as a child) and the fried egg in the skillet.

  25. Sandy K permalink
    March 21, 2015 9:39 am

    I would have to make the wall hanging with the sewing machine with the handy pockets at the bottom.

  26. Dot H permalink
    March 21, 2015 9:40 am

    The claw footed bath tub reminds me of my MIL’s tub. I would make a wall hanging of it for my bathroom.

  27. Sherry permalink
    March 21, 2015 9:42 am

    I was thinking of the sewing machine, that is until I saw that really cute pot of chicken soup pot holder! Too cute!!

  28. NancyM permalink
    March 21, 2015 9:56 am

    The viewfinder, absolutely! Boy does that bring back memories…

  29. Karon permalink
    March 21, 2015 10:28 am

    Love how whimsical the projects are. Definitely would make the sewing machine one. Love your potholders & thanks for the chance to win.

  30. March 21, 2015 11:56 am

    I love the bath mat!

  31. LINDA permalink
    March 21, 2015 12:22 pm

    HI, love these Pot Holders and I’m in need of them. so I’d make me some! So neat!
    Thanks for sharing!

  32. S Herman permalink
    March 21, 2015 12:34 pm

    How absolutely FUN! I lived with ALL of these things☺️ A super nostalgia project!

  33. Linda Webster permalink
    March 21, 2015 12:47 pm

    My first project would be the fried egg is the frying pan. So much fun!

  34. March 21, 2015 1:02 pm

    I think I would probably make the lamp one as a mini first, it just speaks to me 🙂

  35. Tamie permalink
    March 21, 2015 2:15 pm

    I haven’t seen them all but I love the watering can.

  36. Margaret Andrews permalink
    March 21, 2015 2:40 pm

    Your blocks are fun. I think that the black frying pan with egg is just great as I have a cupboard of them that I have been using for over 40 years. Just love the blocks and all the memories.

  37. March 21, 2015 4:39 pm

    I love the couch block. Too much fun.

  38. Maryforseth permalink
    March 21, 2015 6:49 pm

    Awesome book and great inspiration. Thanks! Mary

    Sent from my iPad in beautiful Whistler, BC


  39. March 21, 2015 8:38 pm

    The pan. hubs cooks eggs every morning and that would be one adorable pot holder!

  40. highwaycottage permalink
    March 22, 2015 2:25 am

    I would love to make the bath mat!

  41. Anita permalink
    March 22, 2015 9:37 am

    I love paper piecing. So many fun projects, I’m not sure that I could chose just one. I really love the sewing machine, so it might be first.

  42. Camille permalink
    March 22, 2015 10:13 am

    You have a great sense of humor with the caste iron skillet potholder! I like the retro feel of the blocks you displayed.

  43. Denise permalink
    March 22, 2015 4:22 pm

    Love that cast iron pan potholder – so fun!

  44. Kelly O. permalink
    March 22, 2015 5:05 pm

    This book is on my most wanted list! I love the sewing machine!! crossing my fingers and toes!

  45. Kimberlee permalink
    March 22, 2015 7:30 pm

    I have to make the sewing machine organizer. Love it so much! And also the coffee cup.

  46. Joy permalink
    March 23, 2015 8:00 am

    I’m planning a quilt that tells the story of my family life growing up and the fried egg cast iron skillet would be great in that quilt. I have to have it! This looks like a fantastic book. Thanks for the chance to win!

  47. goonyburd permalink
    March 23, 2015 8:26 am

    That’s a hard question to ask = all the projects are great! I’m a sucker for kitchen blocks, so it would be the cast iron!

  48. mlaiuppa permalink
    March 23, 2015 8:34 am

    Okay. You had me at the Viewfinder Block.

  49. March 23, 2015 9:29 am

    I would definitely make the Viewfinder. That sold me on the book right away.

  50. March 23, 2015 11:01 am

    I would pick the claw foot bathtub

  51. March 23, 2015 2:39 pm

    Love that clawfoot tub, but, I’m also in love with that fried egg pot holder. What fun! Thanks for the chance.

  52. March 23, 2015 4:09 pm

    I love the little bathtub, soooo cute :0)

  53. March 23, 2015 5:01 pm

    I do love the skillet block, but I have to see all of them before deciding what to make first.

  54. Umaesew permalink
    March 24, 2015 2:25 am

    Fabulous book. I just want to make everything!

  55. Beth T. permalink
    March 24, 2015 3:03 am

    I need to sharpen my skills so I can make a little rotary phone.

  56. March 24, 2015 3:47 am

    I’d make the Viewmaster block and back it with that wonderful Cotton and Steel print 🙂

  57. Lori S permalink
    March 24, 2015 7:16 am

    The pot holders are great, but that sewing machine wall organizer gizmo is an absolute must.

  58. March 24, 2015 7:58 am

    I love the book block is cute, but I also really like the kitchen ones, too!

  59. Jacklynn Grimm permalink
    March 24, 2015 8:59 am

    I love the big old television block, having grown up sitting way too close to one of those. The possibilities for what’s “showing” on the television are endless…for a little kid it could be Sesame Street, for a nerd it could be some Star Wars fabric…..lots of fun! Thanks for the chance to win! jacklynnsteven at netzero dot com

  60. permalink
    March 24, 2015 11:04 am

    I love the lion block in the book.

  61. March 24, 2015 11:20 am

    Good grief! How does one even choose? Each blog I visit has a block I think is cuter/cleverer than the last! But I do have a thing for sewing machines… so that one might tempt me more than others. That said, the blog hop’s not over yet!

  62. Ann D permalink
    March 24, 2015 1:45 pm

    I agree with you, your chickens are great. Your Mom is lucky to have some new pot holders. The tub would look good on the bathroom wall too.

  63. March 24, 2015 3:41 pm

    The best thing about Penny is how nice she is! I’d have to make the viewfinder. It’s amazing.

  64. Deb permalink
    March 24, 2015 6:04 pm

    Absolutely love the chicken sauce pot,

  65. Rosalind Gutierrez permalink
    March 24, 2015 8:09 pm

    The retro bath tub is enticing to me along with other designs as well.

  66. quilterpt permalink
    March 24, 2015 8:45 pm

    You did such a nice job with the frying pan/eggs and kitchen pot, with the potholders, I would be tempted to make those. They would make adorable hostess gifts. Thanks for sharing the giveaway.

  67. LadyD permalink
    March 24, 2015 10:33 pm

    Love the pot holders. Especially that cast iron skillet… so yeah that would probably be mine, too.

  68. March 25, 2015 6:18 am

    I am so in love with the paper doll dress! Although all the projects look fabulous!

  69. March 25, 2015 11:06 am

    I do need a bath mat so I’d make that.

  70. Alison permalink
    March 25, 2015 2:11 pm

    I love the sewing machine, and the skillet, and all of them!

  71. Kathleen permalink
    March 25, 2015 7:52 pm

    Oh, I sew want to make the couch!! Thanks for the opportunity to win!

  72. Ellen Ban permalink
    March 26, 2015 1:33 pm

    I want to make that sewing machine wallhanging tool holder, and the viewmaster! So many great retro blocks!

  73. Cindy G. permalink
    March 26, 2015 5:23 pm

    I have a collection of cast iron pans, so I would absolutely make the cast iron potholder pattern. And, I agree, the handle is so cute!

  74. Terry permalink
    March 26, 2015 6:08 pm

    Your pot holders are great…but I’d have to make the viewfinder first (love it!!!)

  75. Jenny permalink
    March 27, 2015 3:02 pm

    These patterns are awesome.

  76. Kathy h permalink
    March 27, 2015 6:17 pm

    These patterns are so cute. I would make the sewing machine first.

  77. Christine permalink
    March 28, 2015 8:57 pm

    Love your potholders!! The book looks amazing!!

  78. March 29, 2015 1:36 pm

    Like the wall hanging and would love to try to make it.

  79. Janequiltsslowly permalink
    March 30, 2015 8:59 am

    I love the view finder. I think I might have to special order some fabric for those little window images.

  80. sharon permalink
    March 31, 2015 7:46 am

    I would make the pot holders who doesn’t need potholders
    Love you fried egg!

  81. Karen Ann permalink
    March 31, 2015 11:00 am

    I adore paper piecing me would love to make the sewing machine organizer and the high heeled shoe…..awesome!!

  82. March 31, 2015 7:38 pm

    I love that cast iron pan!

  83. April 1, 2015 9:20 pm

    the chickens ARE awesome! your potholders look fabulous, i love the vintage pot especially!

    I’ve been so impatient for this book to come out, because i think i own every pattern Penny’s put out, but I’m not supposed to be spending money on books…. winning it would be amazing (and my budget would love it too!)

    everything I’ve seen is super freaking cute, but i LOVE the rotary phone block. omg! it’s so perfect! that’s what I’d make first, a big pillow for my couch with an adorable phone on it.

  84. mumbird3 permalink
    April 3, 2015 11:45 am

    The fried egg on the skillet – hilarious – would probably do that one first – jsut cuz it is so much fun! Thanks!

  85. Lynne permalink
    April 3, 2015 3:47 pm

    I want to make the viewfinder. Thanks for the chance to win this fun book.

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