Paper Piecing Practice

TGIF everyone !
Well, after baring my quilting soul last post, I’ll keep this one short…
I bought  Amy Friend’s ‘Snowflake’ FPP pattern on Craftsy and gave it a whirl.

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It is certainly my most complicated FPP finish to date.
I managed to get it put together alright but I think that I would have liked more room on the longest vertical spike to put in a bit more background fabric. Also – a quick “how to” on putting together the angled pieces would have been helpful, that’s really the only trouble I had. The pattern is a beginner level and it does clearly state that there are no directions given. The download includes 3 sizes. I made the 9″. I was thinking that I might put a border around the block and make a pillow out of it but then realized the green was all wrong for my living room. Oh well, one can never have too many hot pads !

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The snowmen peaking out make me smile.

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Here’s the back – nothing too exciting here but I do like sewing the little loop into the binding.

One last little project – a coaster from the Love Patchwork and Quilting magazine. I figured out why I like christmas fabric so much: I can buy it on sale at the “local” fabric shop and use it for sewing up ideas or trial projects. Most of the colours co-ordinate well and I’m not cutting into my precious fabric collections.

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This went together very easily and has a super cool trick for that fussy looking binding. The coaster project was by Ali of veryberryhandmade. Sorry I don’t recall which issue but I could look it up.

I’m so impressed by the smart women out there !

I’ll be linking up with Amanda for Finish it up Friday.

Thanks for stopping by.

I’d love it if you left a comment – up at the left by the date.

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5 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. maiden hair fern
    Jan 09, 2015 @ 17:55:39

    everyone says that paper piecing was the in thing this year. I missed it. seems complicated. But your pot holder turned out nice.

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  2. audrey
    Jan 09, 2015 @ 18:56:16

    Thanks so much for the wonderful comment you left on my blog (Quilty Folk)! I tried to find your email to respond that way, but couldn’t.:) I know WordPress doesn’t always want to recognize Blogger so that may be the problem. Had a little look around your blog and enjoyed reading through your posts!

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  3. Blue Moth
    Jan 09, 2015 @ 19:32:04

    I love that snowflake!

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  4. Cathy
    Apr 03, 2015 @ 01:47:15

    Your snowflake turned out so lovely! Thanks so much for stopping by and sharing.

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