After collecting, sorting, resorting and finally cutting – I began sewing my lucky star block 1.
The technique of paper piecing is straight forward and Elizabeth’s tutorial was straightforward and easy to follow – I only managed to sew one piece of fabric backwards
although I had to unpick a couple due to faulty fabric placement!
a little bit of seam ripping. . .
I quite enjoyed the process, although if I were to take this process of quilt making more seriously – I would look at investing in a light box, or depending on the price, McGyver something, because I can imagine the process of holding the paper/fabric above my head so I can try and peer through to check my seam allowance would become very tedious.
But I have to admit, my heart plummeted when I first laid eyes on this:
the horror. . .the horror. . .
It looked horrible, no rhyme, no reason. . .random pieces of my favorite fabric. Paired with two purples that aren’t quite right – heavy sigh.
I looked at my freshly stacked pile of fabric cuttings and decided to plod along and finish. . .
hmmm. . .
Well this is it, my first ever paper peiced block size 12. I’m really not sure if I like it. I looked at it in black and white to see if the values are bothering me. . .
- value check
I’ll try to take a better picture tomorrow and add this one to Elizabeth’s photo stream. Please, take a look at all the gorgeous blocks here.