11 October, 2011

A little piecing....

Today finds me totally engrossed in something completely new.
... I'm paper piecing...
... and it's so much fun....
... and so incredibly easy...
... and so fast...
I love it!
I adore it!
Have you ever tried Paper Piecing?  
What is it? Well, it's where you take a paper piece(!), in my case a hexagon, fold over the fabric, baste the fabric in place then join to another piece using a simple whip stitch. Once they are all joined, you take out the basting & the paper and you end up with a very cute hexagon flower (in my case). You can then make lots more and join them together to make a quilt or use it as an applique - which is what I'll think I'll do with mine.

Like it, well stay tuned as I'm going to have some sample kits to giveaway in about a month or so, then you can try it for yourself!!

4 comments:

  1. I've done it with pop out plastic templates, but never with actual paper. Looks nice so far!

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  2. It's the perfect slow craft, I love it, though I haven't done any for ages.

    And in answer to your email question about what work I went back to after 18 years, I am an academic librarian. Which is fun, but I'd still rather be at home with my kids, even if they are sproutingly ancient teenagers!!

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  3. WOW. Easy huh? I've always wanted to give this a go. Thanks for the inspiration.

    Your paper piercing looks wonderful. Beautiful.

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  4. I love it, what a great way to get perfect corners! I tried quilting but find I am too much of a perfectionist and get discouraged when things don't line up exactly. I may have to try doing this.

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