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tutorial: foundation quilting block piecing

confetti quilt, foundation quiltingI just learned how to do foundation quilting by another gal in my quilt guild named Noelle but spelled Noel, a fairly serious situation for someone who doesn’t usually have to share her name. Anyway, this is how my ‘Confetti quilt’ (with foundation pieced blocks) is looking so far. I’m feeling unreasonable euphoric as I use up scraps like crazy, reliving memories as I pick through smallish leftovers from previous projects.

If you want to know more or try it for yourself, check out the tutorial with detailed instructions on how to make this kind of block with foundation piecing, here.

foundation quilting pieced square

For the step-by-step process look here.

For a look at the finished project go here.

Check out this great Pinterest board and this one too for foundation quilt piecing and paper piecing quilting ideas.


  1. kalamitykelli

    March 13, 2013 at 6:47 pm

    Oh my – it’s beautiful and complicated all at the same time!

    1. NoelleOlpin

      March 16, 2013 at 12:45 pm

      Thanks, I love when scraps can be referred to as beautiful!

      1. kalamitykelli

        March 17, 2013 at 7:09 am

        Me too – But I’ve always loved the scraps of life! 🙂

        1. NoelleOlpin

          March 17, 2013 at 5:51 pm

          Great attitude!

  2. confetti quilt | noelle o designs

    March 23, 2013 at 7:22 am

    […] For the full tutorial on making these block using the foundation piecing method look here. […]

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