Friday, June 22, 2007
Japanese Paper Piecing
Here is the latest offering for my Etsy shop. I have loved the center piece on the front of this quilt for some time and decided it was time to try to make it. The block is paper pieced which I have never done before. In very basic terms you draw the pattern on a piece of paper and then sew the fabric to the paper piece by piece. After it is all sewn, you just rip the paper off the fabric and your block is finished. It wasn't as hard as I imagined it to be but I did have a bit of trouble sewing the fabric on in the right direction. I think there is more fabric waste in this type of piecing as well.Tonight I was planning to go to a Stitch and Fellowship meeting at my church. I really want to get to one of these meetings. After a week of babysitting and swim meets I was worn out. Worn out in a good way but not wanting to leave the house.I began a new quilt using the purple and green fabrics I have amassed over the years. I was inspired by this quilt, although I don't think mine will look anything like hers. After this quilt I want to make a quilt of all flowers and then a quilt with different flavors of ice cream. I really must write all of these ideas in my little notebook so I don't forget.Tomorrow we are going to Eastern Market to check out the food and the crafters. If I ever get the nerve up to have a stand with my quilts, this may be the place. I'm still working up the nerve.