Monday, 9 July 2012

Learning to Paper Piece with the Girls

I had the best afternoon with 3 of my favourite QCA girls - Marieka, Jane and Kristy. We were able to meet up in the newly unveiled sewing studio at Jane's house. These three ladies are all a part of the Coffs Fresh Quilters group and they meet up fortnightly - but they weren't supposed to meet up this week. My husband and I took the kids away to Coffs Harbour for three nights and stayed in an apartment at Sapphire Beach. So the girls were kind enough to convene an extra meeting for me to come and learn foundation paper piecing.

First there was a kind of show and tell of our latest finishes and WiPs.

Next came plenty of home made bakes and cups of tea.

Then Marieka and Jane got stuck into their respective projects. Jane was doing a New York Beauty block. Marieka was making coasters and table runner for her mum with a cute tea cup pattern.

So Kristy was kind enough to show me how to paper piece a simple house block which she designed on her new EQ7 program. Then she was able to do a aeroplane block that she also designed.

I found working on the back of the paper really confusing. And the hardest thing to do was the first seam. 

I had to just do it a little bit at a time and take a break between with a cup of tea. And also check out Jane's stash.

She has the most organised scraps I have ever seen.

So these are our finished blocks. I had such a lovely time with the girls and plan to catch up with them for more sewing in the next couple of months.


  1. What a great sewing room that is - wish it looked that tidy now! Come back and play soon!

  2. Oh it was a fun afternoon! Lovely to catch up and especially in such a gorgeous craft room! Thanks Jane! ;)

  3. Wow that looks like a fun day! Nothing better than sewing with friends with some tea and cake thrown in too =D

  4. Love the variety in all your blocks! Looks like you had fun and learnt a lot!

  5. Looks like a great way to spend the afternoon!


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