I was browsing through the Craftsy catalog of online courses the other day and saw this course on paper piecing. I tried paper-piecing once and let's just say, I wasn't very successful. In fact, I made such a mess of it, I just gave up.
But then I started seeing gorgeous blocks pop up all over blogland and knew I wanted to try the technique again so I signed up for the course above.
I watched the first couple of lessons, and it seemed easy enough once you have the right tools and techniques, so I ordered a new "Add-a-Quarter" ruler, found a book I had with a bunch of different block designs in it and got to work.
And here is my first block!
Isn't it beautiful? Love those perfect points and it really was pretty easy.
I'm going to practice some more and when I'm ready, I'm going to tackle this design which I've been dying to make. The Montreal Modern Quilt Guild is hosting a challenge over the summer and we have to make a quilt (any size) with a traditional block but give it a modern twist. I think these geese are going to be the project I choose.
I even ordered a bunch of solids from Mad About Patchwork last week to get started.
Love those yummy colours!
What about you? Have you learned something new lately? If yes, please share in the comments.
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