The Deviate quilt pattern is specifically written to help you try something new! The unknown can often seem scary or daunting. Before I had ever tried curves, I was afraid and didn’t know where to start. But with some practice, I now find it easy and patterns with curves don’t scare me! The same is true of Foundation Paper Piecing (FPP).
What is Foundation Paper Piecing?
If you’ve never tried it before, you might be wondering what exactly FPP is! There are two kinds of “paper piecing”. There is English Paper Piecing (EPP) and Foundation paper Piecing (FPP). EPP is where you use templates to cut out shapes (hexagons and diamonds are most popular) and sew all the shapes together by hand. FPP is where you print a pattern on a paper and sew directly on the paper. This allows you to use angles and shapes that you wouldn’t normally be able to achieve with traditional piecing.
The Deviate Quilt Block
I wrote the Deviate Quilt pattern specifically to teach you how to do FPP and to help erase some of the mystery and trepidation you might have about it. This quilt is block based- meaning you make the same block over and over again and then sew all the blocks together. In this case, you will need to print the template for the block as many times as the number of blocks you are making.
You can print your templates on regular printer paper or special FPP paper. Both work just fine. I prefer the special FPP paper because it is thinner, tears easier when you are done, and leaves behind less mess.
Some other helpful tools I like to use are:
- Washable Glue Stick
- Add A Quarter Ruler
- Carol Doaks Foundation Paper Piecing Paper
- Rotary Cutter
- Regular quilter’s ruler
FPP Tutorial for the Deviate Block
You’ll find lots of helpful videos on my instagram @kileysquiltroom. Most of those are sped up or clipped. I also made a full-length tutorial you can watch on youtube. It is a 9 minute video of my step-by-step instructions for how to do FPP and how to make the Deviate quilt block.
But, if you just want some pictures to help you through the process, You can view those here:
The Deviate Quilt Top
The Deviate Quilt is written for both yardage, FQ, or scrappy variations. I made a yardage version in dark teals and a scrappy version out of a range of corals and teals I had in my scrap bin. I really cannot decide which one I like best. Maybe you can choose?
As with each pattern that I release, I rely on the eyes of many testers to help me make my patterns ready to publish. I cannot thank them enough for taking the time to test this pattern out and for making so many creative and beautiful versions of the Deviate quilt! Check them out!