Saturday, March 6, 2010

Paper piecing again

My friend Kathy taught me to paper piece last year and it was no small thing. I am not sure why I had so much trouble with paper piecing but I made mistakes that made it hard to figure out what I was thinking. I had taken more than one class and I came to the conclusion that when I turned somethng over to stitch on the back something happened to my mind. But what Kathy taught me clicked and I made 2 sets of migrating geese. So ...........Thursday I was all set to make a paper pieced sun. I finished it yesterday afternoon. The paper piecing went well, slow but no problems; setting it into a circle. not so hot. The hardest part was adding the circle in the center. I decided to applique it with straight stitching on the edge and my stitching went awry. I am going to use it anyway and figure out how to rescue it but I don't think I will make any more 6 inch suns unless I fuse them.


Anonymous said...

The sun has come out today..beautiful piecing. I hope you noticed that Melody had trouble with centers today. I can't see on the photo if there was really anything wrong with your piece. I wonder if the Ruth McDowell method that we used way back would have been the thing to follow for the center piecing.

Anonymous said...

by the way, 6 inch paper pieced suns are both amazing and just plain nuts...K

Kate said...

Where did you get the pattern for this? I am searching for a 6" sun just like this to put in a little frame for a b'day gift!
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kate said...

Looking for this exact block - where did you find it? TIA