Whippersnapper Block
Intermediate | 15 min 45 sec
Foundation Paper-Piecing Your Block
This month’s block is gorgeous, graphic and quick to whip up. Textile designer and quilter Anna Maria Horner shows you how to bust your stash of scraps and create precise seams using foundation paper piecing. Learn how to create your own template, audition fabrics and balance light and dark tones. 
Here’s what you’ll need:
Finished Measurements:
The Whippersnapper Block is 12 1/2" x 12 1/2"

  • Light printed fabric scraps
  • Medium to dark printed fabric scraps
  • 1 dark solid fabric piece, approximately 13 1/2” x 7”
  • 12 1/2” grid ruler
  • Long grid ruler or straight edge
  • Rotary cutter
  • Cutting mat
  • Scissors
  • Tissue paper for pattern
  • Pencil
  • Sewing machine
  • Neutral thread
  • Straight pins
  • Iron and ironing surface
Learn how to:
  • Create a piecing template
  • Create a paper-pieced foundation
  • Audition scraps
  • Piece together and trim block
  • Remove paper
  • Press seams
What you’ll get:
  • Learn how to create your own template and precise seams from scraps
  • 4 HD video lessons you can access online anytime, anywhere
  • Detailed supplies list
  • Step-by-step expert instruction from designer Anna Maria Horner
  • The ability to leave comments, ask questions, and interact with other students
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Class Reviews
602 users recommended this class to a friend
Kathy Charvat
I have never quilted but this makes me excited to try this technique. I loved the contrasts and the idea that you can take different color combos to make this
1 day ago
brenda peculis
have done something similar to this but I like this permutation very much - and the results are really stunning!
January 6, 2023
Jayne Todd
Very easy to follow, you get to use lots of different, colorful fabrics and scraps.
January 5, 2023