I still can’t show you what I’m working on, but here’s a pile of detritus from that project. You may not believe it after my paper-pieced snowflake obsession last fall, and the little bits of paper you see mixed in with the fabric trimmings in this picture, but paper piecing really is not my favourite piecing technique. It is sometimes, however, just what’s needed to achieve a particular result. So I have been paper-piecing and pinning and pinning and pinning to match
too many a lot of points. Please, no.more.pinning! I don’t like pinning much more than paper piecing!
So why am I doing both? Because I am just so pleased with what I see at the end of it all. This is a set of several items, and near the end of each I ask myself what I was thinking to commit to making several of these. OK, I complain. Loudly. Then put in the last seam and I just love what I see, decide it was so worth it, and start the next one.
Just now, however, I am in the “please, no more pinning stage” so I’m taking a break and working on the binding for a donation quilt.
I’m afraid this simple quilt has been waiting awhile. Two other ladies and I started making blocks at a sewing day last November. I sewed half the blocks into a baby quilt at a sewing day in January, quilted it at the February get-together and started attaching the binding at April’s event, at which time my sewing machine went wonky (it’s all better now, yay!). I’m not sure when we’re meeting again so I’m just going to get this done and donated now. The rest of the blocks will get put together eventually as well.
I’m off to bind, and then to pin more points!