Monday, March 30, 2009
Okay... so I really should be going to bed... but I just have to brag a little bit. I made 2 blocks this past Saturday! I know they were two easier blocks... but it was still 2 blocks. I made B13 - Four Corner Press and C1 - Trooper Green's Badge. I used foundation paper piecing for the Badge and it was much easier than Papa's Star. It's nice to see that I can learn this technique... I just need practice!! :)
Saturday, March 28, 2009
Saturday, March 21, 2009
Okay... so I tried foundation paper piecing as Brenda outlined in her lesson. G6 - Papa's star. Obviously I missed something. It's not just that the points don't quite line up... and the center is actually off-center... and one point of the star is much bigger than the others... and one point of the star is a bit smaller than the other...
My biggest dilemma with this block is that somehow I'm short of material. I know finished is better than perfect... but it does have to be a 5" block... and this one can't be cut to 5"!! LOL
Back to the drawing board. I debated whether to try a different block and come back to this one later, or to try this again right now, and I think I'm going to tackle this again while it's fresh in my mind. I've got 1 or 2 things I'll do differently. Either way I'm happy to say that I've finally tried foundation paper piecing!
I'm also working at scanning in some pictures and maybe soon I'll post a picture or 2 of my little boy. He's absolutely adorable... but I suppose I'm a little biased.
Monday, March 16, 2009
Saturday, March 7, 2009
I had hoped to have a couple of the applique blocks ready to take with me to work on but it doesn't look like that'll be happening. Oh well... probably won't have time to work on them anyway! Talk to you when I get back.
Friday, March 6, 2009
Well... I completed my 3rd official block today. I started it last weekend so I managed to get it done in less than 1 week. I used one of Brenda's lessons from the software and used freezer paper templates to complete it. My first time using freezer paper!! It's not perfect... but I think it's not too bad for my first try at a new technique!