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