Yesterday, I worked on my blocks for do. Good Stitches. Elaine from Dashasel Sews asked us to make some hot air balloons. She is the quilter for October in the Joy circle. We used a free pattern from Quiltmaker called Up, Up and Away. It is using paper piecing. It was a lot of fun to give this technique a second try (see first time here). It went pretty smoothly. We were free to piece the balloon portion as we liked. I made 3 blocks. For the first, I free pieced some stripes from my scraps. For the second one, I added some lines to the paper piecing pattern to make a wedge shape in the center of the balloon. For the last one, I decided to only use one piece of fabric as I felt Metro Living by Robert Kaufman looks good on it’s own for a hot air balloon.
I can’t wait to see them flying with the other hot air balloons from our circle!