The My Tribe quilt seems to be one of the most popular quilts in my new book, Intentional Piecing. I have to say that I really enjoyed making it as well. It’s a fun combination of paper piecing and applique. There are three tee pees that have animals peeking out from behind them! Such a fun dash of whimsy! My book outlines the steps you need to take in order to place your appliques appropriately while paper piecing. It takes a little bit of planning but isn’t difficult!
I had fun using alternate gridwork here with the addition of those oversize arrows.
I have to thank my step father, John, who really went all out for me setting up a campsite in his yard so I could take these pictures. All his years of collecting canvas tents, wooden poles, furs, baskets, wool blankets, etc. really came in handy! And to think that I tease him about his collections all the time…I should bite my tongue because those props made for such great pictures!
The bottom band of each tee pee is a fussy cutter’s delight. I used some of Maureen Cracknell’s Wild and Free fabrics, particularly Sun Tracks which is a fun print made of stripes of different motifs. They can be cut to look like they came from different pieces of fabric! This quilt ended up bring kind of an ode to Art Gallery Fabrics! I used prints from so many of their collection. In addition to Maureen’s, I used Hello Bear by Bonnie Christine, Wanderer by April Rhodes, and an older collection, Indian Summer by Sarah Watson.
I look forward to seeing more of these blocks appear! If you use the hashtags #intentionalpiecingbook and #mytribequilt, I will be sure to see them!