Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Do you Paper Piece?

I rarely do paper piecing. I just can't seem to get the knack and spend so much time fussing with it that I don't enjoy it at all. In an effort to expand my abilities I do try and do one or two small paper piecing projects a year thinking that someday it all my click in my head and maybe I will enjoy doing it more.

I made this runner several months ago. Nice big pieces, thought it would be a piece of cake and real quick. Well it wasn't hard but by the time I made 16 segments and made them into the 3 blocks I was ready to be done with paper piecing for another year. I finally got around to quilting this runner sunday and put the binding on yesterday. Hopefully one night this week I will get the binding hand stitched down.

Yesterday I quilted a fairly nice sized batik customer quilt so decided my project for today would be a charity one. I did a quick swirl quilting in red/white/blue thread on this little soldier quilt made by my hubby. I need to get the binding on and stitched down and a label added to be donated at our next guild meeting on the 8th.

This afternoon I have some errands to run and some work to do around the house but hope to get an hour of "me" sewing time later today when I plan on joining a few more blocks for a warm wishes Christmas present. I currently have 7 out of 11 rows done so not bad.


1 comment:

kwiltnkats said...

I will take paper piecing over any other technique any day. There definitely is a knack to it though and tough to jump in on a project without giving it thought. If you do it often enough it is like riding a bike; one is akward at first but then it all comes back. Do you use the bookmark and the Add A Quarter ruler technique? I have also come up with another trick which is to baste down the first piece. This makes it much easier to start piece two. The results of paper piecing are wonderful.