Wednesday, June 6, 2012

WIP Wednesday

It's WIP Wednesday again!  I feel like I put in a normal amount of effort this week and got less than I was expecting back.

Let's start with paper piercing.  It was my first time doing it, and for the first coaster I'm pretty sure I took out every seam three times.  (Although, this makes it really, really easy to get the paper off.)  The second one went together a little better; I sort of figured out what I was doing.  And the with the third one...the quarter with the pin has incorrect measurements and won't line up.  So I tossed them all in a bag to put on hold for a few days.  (I'm still planning on three more with the rest of the color combinations.)


Next I worked on putting a back on the pieced part of the shower curtain.  I cut it too small the first time and had to recut.  Luckily I had a huge piece of scrap...I got it for the very first thing I sewed, a tablecloth, and WAY overestimated how much I needed.  I've also learned about french seams since I started piecing it, so I'll finish the curtain up with those.





And lastly, I got more fabric. It's for my heart quilt, and I'm really excited to start.  But I need to finish the two things above and some mending first.  (Hopefully.  Unless I can convince myself otherwise.)

Edit: since I also tried paper piercing for the first time, I'm linking up with TNT Thursday too!

14 comments:

  1. The fabrics for your heart quilt look great. Love them against the dark gray.

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  2. I love the color combinations in your paper piecing blocks. I'm sure a short break from them will be good, but don't give up, they are gorgeous!
    Amanda

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  3. A fresh pair of eyes always helps, but don't get discouraged, they are actually coming out quite nice. Love the color combination.

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  4. I love the greens in your blocks. The design is lovely.

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    1. Thanks Heather! I designed them myself, but I'm sure that it is a common block if I were to take some time and look.

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  5. I love those green coaster blocks. It's so much fun to see the different patterns that emerge as a result of varied color placement!

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  6. What fun green blocks, and fabulous bright colors for the heart quilt.

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  7. I love the green blocks. Paper piecing is my new love and once you get the hang of it I think it's easy to make them look perfect.

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  8. Love your blocks! You picked a great project to do for your first paper piecing try. My first go involved a bunch of seam ripping along with holes in my quilt top. So, not to worry you aren't the only one to have to redo paper piecing :)

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  9. Don't quit on these...the colors are wonderful

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  10. The green blocks are lovely, and I really like those bright colours against the grey!

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  11. I love your paper pieced blocks! Such a great pattern! Good luck finishing them.

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  12. Yippee Skippee for paper piecing!!! It gets easier the more you do it, or at least that is what i am told :)

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  13. Love your little green blocks...they make me think of Shamrocks! :o) I hope you'll post them in the Sew into Solid group...I'm sure the others would love to see them :o)

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