So my goal for this month is to learn how to do foundation paper piecing. But I knew I would need some help to conceptualise how to do it. So in stepped my pp literate friend and block designer Kristy from Quiet Play.
She came up with a simple block design for a house using our 'Summersville' charm packs. Then on Sunday afternoon, with much re-explaining and patience, she taught me how to make the block using the foundation of paper.
So today was the day to see if I could re-create the magic by myself. I took some advice from my other quilty friend Marieka and decided to trace the pattern onto freezer paper first. I think it really does help!
What else helps is to use large pieces of fabric rather than being miserly and using smaller scraps. The 5" squares are a little too small to use with good result - as you can see in my blue sky. I needed 3 and I only had 2 of that pattern. Shame.
I am not addicted to paper piecing yet but I did enjoy fussy cutting the little characters for each of the windows! Might have time to whip up another house this evening. Oh and pop over to Kristy's blog for today - she has the cutest NEW paper pieced block design. I wonder how hard it is to do?
This week's stats:
Completed projects - 1 orange QCA Bee June block for Kate
- 1 teal QCA Bee June block for Kate
Currently in progress - Foundation Paper Pieced House blocks
Yet to start - Craftsy BOMs for June
- Zakka Style Water Bottle Holder
- Zakka Style Elephant Bookmark
On Hold projects 1 - Katie Jump Kites - top finished
I am linking up with WiP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced.