Monday, January 23, 2012

My trial with paper piecing

I have been afraid to try paper piecing for a very long time. I don't know why I thought I would fail so miserably that I could not recover my standing ( in my brain) as a sewer if I could not master, or at least submit to, this skill. 



Friday was a lovely day and Saturday we started having some winter weather that kept me inside

and the kids went out to sled or at least slide across the thin layer of ice covered by a smattering of snow so I had some time

I came across a tutorial that I had printed up about a year ago on Free Spirit Fabric and decided I need to take the plunge and give it a go!

I am so happy I did, it was an easy and fun tutorial and I just had to figure out how to make it square instead of round ( LOTS of pins!!!!!!!).

I did a super simple nothing of a quilting to just give it something :o)


Joel Dewberry Heirloom goodness was my inspiration and I think it is STUNNING! I need to make a matching pillow so this one is not alone.

** I must apologize for the photos they weather is still gray and gloomy**

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and Sew Modern Monday

25 comments :

Debbie said...

Your pillow looks great! Congrats!

Toni said...

Beautiful, Kim! You definitely showed it who's boss!

Quiltification said...

Those prints looks gorgeous with the grey. Very nice cushion cover.

sew.darn.quilt said...

This is your "maiden voyage" for paper piecing...holy cow!!!! It's absolutely spectacular!

Carolyn

sukie said...

Great job woman! Are you interested in doing the single girl??

Jessica said...

Wow! Your pillow is just stunning, love the colors and the pattern is awesome!

diane said...

I would say your Paper piecing is a success!

Heather D. said...

Looks great Kim!

Judy said...

I love it! You did a wonderful job on this.

Jenniffier Kramer said...

Great job. It looks amazing!

Katy Cameron said...

Oooh, this is fab, love it!

Claire Jain said...

Oh wow! That is such a cute pillow. My first quilt ever was a queen sized Double Wedding Ring quilt. This one takes me back! I might have to make one of those. I just LOVE the color palette you picked!

Sara @ Sew Sweetness said...

WOW! That looks awesome! Looks like you did a great job with the paper piecing too, it was fun right??

Rosa said...

Great job!

Megan said...

you go girl! this is awesome! :) might have to give it a go myself! thanks for linking up to {sew} modern monday!

suemac said...

Your wedding rings look great.

amye said...

such a wonderful job - the colors are gorgeous! keep it up :)

Kerstin said...

Oh, this turned out beautiful, I have to give it a go as well!

Alison said...

It is gorgeous! Thanks for sharing! :)

Kate said...

that is awesome! love everything about it. I - too, am intimidated by paper piecing and will try it soon, just too many other projects in the mix right now. :) Great job!

Katie said...

Isn't paper piecing great? I was afraid of it at first too but once I got the hang of it, wow! Your pillow looks really great. I love that you used grey as your background, it really makes your colours stand out!

amandajean said...

i just love it! i'm off to check out the tutorial. thanks for linking up to finish it up Friday!

Kristen said...

Beautiful pillow! Definitely going to check out that link! :)

Kelli said...

So very pretty! Paper piecing isn't usually as bad as you think it will be, but I still put off doing it too!

bethanndodd said...

Love the colors! I have yet to try paper piecing...thanks for the inspiration. Smiles~Beth

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