For this project, I used one of my favorite piecing techniques, foundation paper piecing. I love paper piecing because I can design and execute precise design elements. Every piece (big and small) was drawn and converted into the pattern. I later adapted this design to a more manageable 18” x 18” mini quilt pattern—this original design required over 80 sheets of paper. The quilting was achieved on a domestic machine with a walking foot (with lots of buried threads).
I designed and produced the pattern myself. Makers can find the pattern for the smaller Up and Away mini quilt on my website at