Twisted Elegance Pattern


Well, here it is, the release of my very first paper pieced pattern, Twisted Elegance! As I’ve told you before, this pattern is based upon a bit of wallpaper that I saw at a local Sydney cafe. It was feeling all a bit too vintage in that sea foam green for my current mood, but I was able to see past its colour (wrong) ways. I knew despite that, there was a really simple and sophisticated pattern in there I had to explore.

Download Twisted Elegance Here


The downloadable pattern contains five pages, including a cover page, and four pages with a section on each. Those four pages will allow you to create a full unit that will have a finished size of 10″ x 15″ (10 ½” x 15 ½” unfinished). Make sure you remember to print with scaling set at 100% as most of the time the default will be like 91% and that will give you all sorts of grief! I’ve mocked up a sample below in purple and pink on grey (#nohate), but I’m still keen to dive into some other colour ways and small tone-on-tone patterns.


Oh, and I also wanted to share with you the way I pre-cut my pieces to minimise my wastage. You don’t have to do it this way, but it definitely helped with my chain piecing. You might be able to make these pre-cuts smaller if you’re a pro, however, I certainly am not!

Piece 1: 1 ¾” x 10 ½”

Pieces 2, 3, 5, 6: 1½” x 10″

Pieces 4, 7: 5″ x 10″ cut diagonally in half

If you end up making a Twisted Elegance block please share and tag me on Instagram with #mollisparkles so I can find your fabulous self! Designing this was so much fun, I can’t wait to do it again! For all those that have already sent kisses my way, a thousand air kisses right back atcha!

Download Twisted Elegance Here

19 Responses

  1. mary says:

    This is superb, on my list for one day…

  2. Hayley says:

    I like it, a lot. Although God knows I have enough projects on the go, I simply can’t start another one!! I like the quotes in the seam allowances – very Molli!

  3. Lisa says:

    Thanks for putting this together. I’ll see if I can figure out the 100 percent stuff I have enough grief as it is!

  4. Angie says:

    Love the design! Especially how you took your inspiration and and crafted the block. I’m very impressed!

    You know.. with your block turned sideways.. and those colors.. it’s very.. umm.. let’s say Georgia O’Keeffe!

  5. Jayne says:

    Thank you for sharing this pattern! I have it on my desktop…can’t wait to give it a try!

  6. Sharon T says:

    Love your block! Thank you so much for sharing!

  7. Sharon T says:

    I can’t wait to get twisted!

  8. Mania says:

    Molli! Thank you for sharing this pattern! He is great! I left my home far away, but as soon as I get back I’ll try his! Thousands of kisses from Poland!

  9. Aileen says:

    love you long time baby. You are wonderful to your glitterati!

  10. Thank you for creating this pattern and sharing it with us!! Definitely going to be making this one!

  11. Kathleen says:

    Thank you so much for this! It’s like a Christmas gift 🙂
    I even added your cutting suggestions to my pdf. Can’t wait to try this. But probably will have to wait until after Christmas.

  12. This is awesome. It’s a great block. I like your colour choices. Thanks for sharing.

  13. Leslie in MN says:

    Well, how clever are you?! This is wonderful. Thanks for your generosity.

  14. Sylvia says:

    Happy Thanksgiving Mollie and thanks so much for the early Christmas gift. You are such a talented young man and a generous one as well. I will take the leap into paper piecing after the holidays are over and I have time to make something for myself. Hugs

  15. Amoreena says:

    Love, love, love! If and when I get back to sewing, this is at the top of my list. Happy Thanksgiving ; )

  16. leanne says:

    omg I came over to buy this pattern and its free – woohoo thanks so much for an awesome pattern Molli – I love the vintagey feel of the seafoam green but I will make it in brighter colours too 🙂

  17. Kitty says:

    That’s a great pattern! Thank you soooh much for sharing!! An absolutely wonderful Christmas present from you to all of us who love reading you! I’m sure your Twisted Butlers will be fabulous!!

  1. December 2, 2015

    […] other project taking up so much of my precious time is a take on my Twisted Elegance pattern. Its working title is Twisted Butlers because I’m using my full range of David Butler / […]

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