I spent November paper piecing. Well, that's a little inaccurate. I spent November printing out tutorials for paper piecing and then sat down Sunday and cut out fabric for these 3 blocks and put them together on Monday night (well, I actually finished Tuesday). Nothing like waiting until the last minute to get caught up!
I have a deep love for paper piecing. I love the neatness, the accuracy and how the blocks almost seem to come together like magic. love. Even though there are a lots of steps that seem intimidating at first, it was all pretty easy.
My goal this month (aside from learning to paper piece like a champ) was to try to show off some of the fabric that hasn't gotten to the be "star" of a block yet. I just wanted different color schemes. Since I've got all the blocks in order on my design wall, it's a lot easier to glance up and see what fabric hasn't had top billing yet.
|16, 17, 18|
overall I'm pretty satisfied with the results
|Block 16: Minnesota|
um, this block is "perfect and shiny" as Son would say ... except the top left corner. Someone (cough, cough ME) wasn't paying enough attention. But I really do love the color combinations.
|Block 17: Starry Night|
sigh. This template got printed at 96% instead of 100%. sigh. And instead of redoing it, I just tacked on half an inch to the left and bottom. Everyone repeat after me: CHRISTY, PAY ATTENTION!!
While I was waiting on Husband to print out the 100% sized template out at work, I did a practice block on the 96%.
|This is some of the yellow/black/grey/white Walmart fabric that I LOVE.|
Plus, since I went through the tutorial with this practice block the night before, I was able to really speed through putting the "real" block together.