A little diversion………

But one that has to be shown in “sneaky peeks” for now! Why?, you may ask. Well, the cute little projects will be wending their way to distant homes soon (via USPS, hence the word “wending”!!!!!!). IMG_0729IMG_0730  Hmmmmm….yes, they’re paper pieced! And, as you may or may not remember, paper piecing (for some obscure reason) presents assembly challenges for me. Ummmm, guess the challenge is counting (1,2,3) so that the pieces/fabrics are added in the correct order. A project from 2015 presented some issues to me. If you look at that yellow egg (below)…..   there’s a sliver of yellow (top, just left of the ribbon) that was piece #2 in that left-hand section. I was not paying attention, so I pieced in a background fabric and didn’t notice it until the section was DONE!!! Ripping back is not done easily.  Re-doing the section with fresh paper, etc, was the option I went for……..lesson learned, not to be repeated in the near future(?).

So, it’s on to some quilting on the secrets.

Thread: Glide (top); Connecting Threads Essential Pro poly (bobbin). Batting: Hobbs Heirloom, cotton/poly.

About treadlemusic

A quilter who rides motorcycle, living on a small hobby farm in southeastern Minnesota. Grandmother and Great Grandmother.
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9 Responses to A little diversion………

  1. i love that word wending…and your creations (even when challenged).

  2. boe77 says:

    So glad to see a paper foundation pieced project. I am on the home stretch with my Dear Jane Quilt, and the vast majority of the blocks were paper pieced. So while I had experimented with paper piecing before, this really gave me practice! Yes, I got really sick of it, I made mistakes cutting the fabric too small and had to add a tiny piece at times. At times I was so sick of paper piecing, I spent twice as long on a block just to do regular piecing. Some of the blocks have more fabric in the seams than in the block itself, so I used the add-1/8-inch ruler. I am not likely to do that much paper foundation piecing again on one quilt, but I will want to experiment with it again.

  3. kathyreeves says:

    Paper piecing is inside out to me. I have to retrain my brain every time a I do it, so I don’t do it often, but the results when I do are always amazing to me! How could that have worked? Smooth sewing wishes to you!

    • treadlemusic says:

      Thank you. It’s not a difficult pattern and I’m only doing 2 blocks (not a whole quilt, thankfully!). I’ll be ok……especially when I add a wee bit of vintage ……… “my touch”!

  4. Beth Ann says:

    I agree with Pat. We never would have known. Your work continues to amaze me. 🙂

  5. Pat Dauphinee says:

    If you had not mentioned it we would never have known.

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