Today, Day 3 of the Hugs and Kisses blog hop, is MY Day to show off what I have completed. Yay! Mesdames Samm and Soma worked together to give us three awesome paper piecing patterns and cheering us all on to greater heights of creativity!
I signed up for this hop, and then I went in search of how find out just what foundation paper piecing actually is. I had seen some of Soma`s work before...after all she has created some very awesome Dr. Who paper piecing patterns (which I have saved to try my hand at later). And I had heard of Carol Doak, and it was recommended that I take her Craftsy class to learn how to paper piece. Found a link on her blog to save 25% off the course price (not sure when offer ends!). So how could I resist. Here is my first paper piecing experience...the Bird of Paradise.
I have decided that I really enjoyed the necessary organization required with this technique. I printed off my patterns, taped them together as needed. Decided on a fabric, and wrote the colour on each piecing section...it is so easy to forget! Then I measured each piece (not always successfully lol). Then I organized each piece of fabric as I cut them out...
Seems tonight is not the night for me to quilt...this is my second and final attempt for tonight!
I`m not sure if I should use this as a table runner, or if I should make it into a wall hanging. Any thoughts?
Here is the pretty pink backing...
So that is it for me for tonight. Thanks for visiting and thanks in advance for any and all comments. Each is truly appreciated. Now I`m off to bed to nurse a sore tooth (on antibiotics for infection) Ugh, I really don`t like tooth pain!
And here are the others showing today...
Lady Laura Ann
Lady Shari (you are here)