Yes I can piece too. This is a Fig Tree Quilts pattern that appeared in a recent issue of Quilt Mania magazine. I would love to tell you which issue but I recently was tidying up and "put away" the magazine and now can't find it! Anyway since I much prefer applique to piecing I find I must occasionally force myself to practice my piecing skills. With 77 pieces per 12 in. block this pattern was perfect and a great way to play with value. Using such a limited color palette made value even more important and it was fun seeing how each block would turn out. And since it was a pretty busy quilt it was a great opportunity to practice on my longarm "Annie".
I don't have a computer guided system which means lots and lots of practice with free motion patterns. This time I tried some feathers, swirls and flowers and because of all the piecing you can't really see my mistakes. It was lots of fun to do and I just love this color combination.