Saturday, October 12, 2013

paper piecing

I never thought I'd say that but I've been doing quite a lot of foundation paper piecing over the last few weeks and actually loving it!!! You see, I tried paper piecing about two years ago and I found it incredibly frustrating and tedious, totally not worth my time so I dropped it and never planned on getting back to it again.

And then, a few weeks back, I was invited to join a paper piecing group on Flickr. There are six of us in the group and we're all making two blocks for each person. So, once everyone settled on their theme, I slowly started working on some of the blocks.


I used sew-ichigo pattern to make this enamel coffee pot. It was not that complicated and I just love how amazingly perfect this Nordika print is.


Feeling all happy and courageous from my enamel coffee pot lovely result, I then decided to tackle a more complicated pattern - Sonia (Artisania)'s little hedgehog. Isn't he the sweetest?


And then I gave this hexie bee (free pattern by Amy - badskirt) a try. Her wings ended up a little lopsided, but I'm planning on making another one soon and hopefully that one will be less wonky :)


I also made this little paper pieced house (based on Kerry's tutorial), which I promptly turned into a little mug rug of sorts.


And then there's this yummy looking strawberry block by sew-ichigo. Can you tell I'm a huge fan of Kerry and Penny's work? They are the best!!!

Well, I'm off to work on another paper pieced block. This time I even made my own pattern. I'll let you know soon how it all went.

Happy weekend to you all! Thanks for reading. Svetlana

28 comments:

  1. Wow- I especially love the strawberry one. Good work.

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  2. They are fantastic. Think I might just have to give it a go and try that coffee pot.

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  3. All gorgeous blocks!! I love them & am ready to get started on some as well!

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  4. That hedge hog is the cutest thing!

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  5. Your blocks are all very lovely. I especially admire the little hedgehog! Sew sweet! Great job, Svetlana!

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  6. You are great at paper piecing! I love your blocks.

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  7. wow - they turned out great. I love the coffee pot especially :-)

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  8. Wow, all of your blocks are beautiful! I'm in love with the enamel tea pot. The Nordika print is absolutely perfect for it. And the bee oh so cute.

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  9. All just wonderful, and your fabric choices are always delightful.

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  10. Very cute - especially the house that you made into a rug mug. I LURVE paper piecing!

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  11. Hi Svetlana. Found your blog while browsing Irish chain quilts on Pinterest and so glad I did (I'm following you now). Your work is so fresh and colourful.

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  12. Hi! Looks fantastic! I had same thoughts about foundation piecing but this year changed my mind! Now I make little letters. x Teje

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  13. You have been busy! Great job on all the blocks :)

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  14. Oh these are stunning S! Love a bit of FP. Though your hedgehog reminds me too much of the real ones that keep coming into my garden and setting the dog off on a barking frenzy, usually in the middle of the night!! Jxo

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  15. Awesome paper piecing! It sounds like maybe there is hope for me yet.
    On second thoughts maybe now LOL

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  16. Svetlanko, mas to nadherne! Jezecek je opravdu kouzelny!! A podlozka s domeckem... proste vsechno mas moc krasne!! :)
    Krasnou nedeli!
    Jola

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  17. Lots of oh so cute projects here! Love the strawberry and the coffee pot!

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  18. Beautiful little pieces. They tempt me to try paper piecing again. But I'm still resisting.

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  19. Wow - they all look fabulous. I have done a kaleidescope pattern by paper piecing so far. When I get my new machine I want to try that strawberry. Can I ask what type of machine you use and how you find it?

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  20. Love! These are really spectacular. Great work.

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  21. Oh my gosh. These are the cutest ever!!

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  22. You did a great job, and fussy cuts are one of the most fun things about FPP :o)

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  23. Youre a pro now. These all look lovely.

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  24. What a beautiful blog. I love your writing and the quilting--amazing. The strawberry paper piercing looked just delish to this foodie. Can't wait to see what's next. So nice to meet a fellow blogger on the playground yesterday. :)
    -Cheers
    sueBthefoodie

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