Friday, April 4, 2008

Patient Polly Perfected Paper Piecing

Two more down and up to date! YAY!

B-4 Chris's Soccer Field

This was my first ever real block done by paper piecing. It was a little awkward and I had to redo a few pieces but looks so good at the end. I underestimated a few pieces, not cutting big enough pieces of fabric, so it is a tiny bit off center, but hey, I'll take it!

M-10 Simple Simon

This block was a lot easier than the last, but since these blocks are the first quilt blocks I have ever made, none of it is simple yet. But I'm getting there. No swearing yet, though I am sure that is yet to come!

I noticed there were a lot of new members to our Baby Jane group. I wanted to mention to anyone trying to get started that the Fabric Depot has a couple of good sales at the moment. You can get the Dear Jane Book and templates for 25$. They also have Kona Cotton white and black on sale, 6 yards for just under 20.00$. That's barely over 3$ a yard which is a great deal from what I have seen.

It feels so good to have stayed caught up with the group. I am starting to run low on some colors of fabric. I wanted to join the swap but I have nothing to swap with at the moment. I need to get a few more little packs. The charm packs are a smidgen too small for most blocks and it is hard to find and in between size so if anyone sees any deals for 30's fat eighth's, quarters or at least 8 in squares let me know! Anina, I have to thank you again for doing all of this. It has been so valuable to me and you make that possible! Anina also just made a fantastic fun quilt and is always making a million wonderful things. Go visit her and give her big hugs and kisses!

7 comments:

canquilt said...

You have your homework done, good girl. I still have a couple to do to get caught up.

Anina said...

Congratulations Polly! :-)
I think it's amazing that you're tackling this as a first quilt project. If you ever get stuck remember there are 70 or so people out there to help.

Jacquie said...

Wonderful work! And your first quilt...I'm scared to tackle this. You've got moxie!

CurlyPops said...

I love the red floral fabric that you used in that block. It;s really pretty.

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...
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Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

Im sorry. That really was meant to be funny. I guess when I read it back it didn't come out like I thought it did in my head. Sorry.

nicolette said...

Wow, your first quilt project? You’re doing great!