Wednesday, October 10, 2012
FW Paper Block...
Trying to work on my Farmer's Wife quilt blocks I once again tried the paper piecing method for #1 Attic Windows. My previous post on how I tried and failed several times with scrap fabrics lead me to have confidence. So this time I gathered my "good" fabrics and began the process. Cut large over-sized pieces, ironed them carefully and sat down to sew.
Using my light box helped me see the fabrics and what needed placing where and in which direction. I actually got the backwards forwards correct this time. So I sewed each piece and pressed them as I continued sewing and piecing. Oh it looks good. Nice seams. Flat pieces of fabric with no bulges.
I trimmed the entire block with my 6 1/2" rotary square ruler. Upon turning my piece over I practically fainted. Drat! I have missed one edge of the maroon fabric (lower right hand corner in this photo). What happened? This lovely block will not get thrown away but will definitely be used for a project that will allow for a smaller finished block. I do not like being wasteful. Does this make me a four time loser in paper piecing? Only if we are counting...which we are not. What it does make me is more careful each time I try this method. You can be certain I won't be making this same mistake again. Luckily my favorite fabrics (which I have only limited amounts and no more to buy)...the blue and the floral are the smallest pieces. I will try again...just not today.
Life is busy and there are lots of things taking my time and concentration right now. Being creative is a good stress reliever...even if only in small snippets of creative time.
No rain here. No rain in sight. Sunny days and very cool mornings, evenings and nights. The Fall colors are very confused. Some have already come and gone while others are in full swing while still others are just beginning. This does not make for spectacular shows of Mother Natures wonder. This entire year has been a bit off with the weather and seasons. "Only Mother Nature knows for certain."
I am enjoying visiting your blogs and seeing all the Halloween decor and fun creative makings.
Happy Halloween Haunting with lots of treats in store...