Back to fabric this week. And some very very bright colours – you may need sunglasses to protect against the bright fuchsia pink and startling orange.
I’ve never attempted paper piecing before – also know as foundation piecing and not to be confused with English paper piecing – and I wasn’t really sure how it all worked. I soon discovered it’s like magic! And very straightforward and satisfying.
Then you need fabric – the great thing about this technique is you can use up scraps. You then simply follow the template and instructions. There’s a great tutorial here.
You need to use a small stitch (it makes tearing the paper off easier) and take it slow and steady as you sew along the lines on the paper. After each piece of fabric you need to trim the seams and press the shape in place before adding the next piece. As you see it all coming together it really is magic – to start with you can’t see how it will possibly work!
I’m not sure what to do with the three blocks that I’ve made so far. I think a whole quilt would be too much – maybe I need to balance it with some softer colours. Any other ideas?