Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Simple Paper Piecing

I've been tempted for some time now to give paper piecing a try. I saw a Beginners BOM on Janeen's blog a while back, and decided to finally attempt it. Today I pulled out some Pure charm squares I had left over from another project, printed off the pattern, and away I went. I'd love to say all went well, but not so much. The first block I had the middle fabric off a bit and was left with a hole in my block. I can't remember what I did wrong on the second one, but I'm happy to say my third attempt was a success! I made three more blocks after that, and now have the beginnings of a little candle mat. These blocks are just laid out together...hopefully I can get back to my sewing tomorrow.


I also got brave earlier and printed off a pineapple block pattern to try next. This block had five pieces...the pineapple block has 29! I wonder how many times I can mess that one up before I get it right? LOL

19 comments:

  1. Your blocks look great. I love paper piecing. I have been known to turn ordinary pieced blocks into paper pieced blocks. 29 pieces? Bring it on. Just remember to cut your fabric pieces bigger than you think you will need. You can always cut off the extra as you sew each seam.

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  2. It is always good to try something new and I know you will master it. Nice blocks.

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  3. You changed your background again. I like it.

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  4. Good luck Terry! Blocks with paper piecing have always been a challenge for me but I am so sure you will do great! I love the look of a pineapple block.

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  5. That looks great! I find that really big pieces or tiny pieces are the most difficult when it comes to paper piecing. I'm guessing that you'll find the pineapple block absolutely fine!

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  6. Good luck with the paper piecing!! I've never been brave enough to try.

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  7. Looks great! I know the Pineapple Block you are talking about. It's beautiful. I don't have the courage to try that one.

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  8. These look brilliant, love this fabric. Have fun with the pineapple block

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  9. Your blocks are looking great! I think that you are onto something good!

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  10. Do you want me to tell you how many times you can mess up the pineapple, based on my own experience? *LOL*
    I applaud your efforts. The first time I did paper piecing I made so many mistakes and got such a bad feeling about it, I didn't do it again for years!

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  11. Well third time's a charm, for sure - that's darling. I've never tried it, and have no desire to, it makes my brain hurt. Can't wait to see your pineapple, wow!

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  12. Paper piecing is my favourite, pretty much all I seem to do now ;) Im also doing pineapple blocks as a way to use up my scraps, they are fun and easy but can become tedious after a while hahahaahah But Im sure you will enjoy them :)

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  13. I'm sure you will do just fine....

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  14. You can do it!! I think paper piecing with smaller pieces is easier. Good luck!

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  15. The blocks look fabulous in Pure. They look perfect to me!!! I love paper piecing.

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  16. love those fabrics.... I have some I have been keeping. I find paper piecing quite a challenge... something about seeing the block backwards to get it right.... but you will get there...
    Hugz

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  17. Looking good! I love the accuracy and how you can get nice sharp points with paper piecing. You can make really intricate blocks that aren't that hard once you learn the techniques. I highly recommend the Carol Doak Teaches You to Paper Piece CD.

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  18. Atta Girl! I still have troubles and I've been paper piecing for years... maybe a decade now. Don't be discouraged by my problems... I know how to fix them. Every kind of quilt piecing has it's troubles. We still love it.
    Hugs

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  19. Your blocks look great, Hugs,xx

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