Foundation Paper Piecing FPP Mushroom Quilt Block made by Tamara Darragh of Remi Vail Studio. Designed by Happy Sew Lucky for the Back to Nature Quilt Along. Fabric used are pinks and greens.

Delightful Mushroom Quilt Block: A Whimsical Addition to My Quilt Projects

Hey, quilty friends!

I’m excited to share my latest project: the delightful Mushroom Quilt Block, created using foundation paper piecing (FPP). This charming block is part of the Back To Nature Quilt Along (going on April 12 - June 14, 2024), designed by the talented Happy Sew Lucky.

For this block, I chose a palette that speaks to my love for playful, vibrant colors. The mushroom cap is a cheerful pink gingham from Fableism, while pink striped fabric from Ruby Star Society adds texture to the gills. I used lingerie pink essex linen from Robert Kaufman for the stem and included a small door with a tiny pink heart window, adding a touch of whimsy. The grass is a patchwork of spring green scraps, bringing the entire block to life.

The process of creating this block was a delightful journey. FPP can seem daunting at first, but once you get the hang of it, it’s incredibly rewarding. If you’re new to FPP, don’t worry—I’ve got you covered! Check out my video tutorial and blog on how to do foundation paper piecing for beginners. I also have a free FPP pattern available for followers, so you can join in the fun and create your own whimsical mushroom block. You can find a link to that in the FPP blog post HERE.

Working on this block reminded me of the magic in every little detail we add to our quilts. Each piece of fabric tells a story and brings a bit of joy to the overall design. I hope this quilt block inspires you to explore the enchanting world of foundation paper piecing and add a touch of whimsy to your projects.

Happy quilting!
xo, Tamara

Share your creations with me on Instagram by using the tag @remivailstudio and #remivailstudio. I can't wait to see YOUR mushroom blocks!

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