After I conquered a relatively easy paper pieced block, I decided to jump right in and try something more challenging. Like a lot of modern quilters, I love the matryoskhka or nesting doll motif that is becoming more and more popular in sewing and fabric. I found this pattern from Bubble Stitches here. It took me several hours over a weekend night to make an 8" block. I was so happy with how it came out.
I really love that Sherbet Pips random square background fabric - it's perfect for paper piecing because it doesn't look all weird when it's cut up a lot. I wish I had stocked up on more of that in all the different colorways. I also really love that Patty Young Mezzanine print that I used for the dress and outer quilt border - it's striking and pretty.