I wanted to try a small paper piecing project before I started the full quilt project mentioned a couple of days ago. My friend Denise suggested that I try this tutorial. So I gathered up the supplies I had on hand and got to work.
I viewed the video a couple of times and thought “this doesn’t seem to difficult”. As Jennifer said in the video “I can do this”. I started the piecing and all was going well until I ran across an odd angle and when I sewed the piece and pressed open the fabric went the wrong way and didn’t cover where it needed to be. Oh well, ripping is not new to me. So I tried again and was successful. Woohoo!
I continued on undaunted by my little mishap and pieced the whole project together. I believed I was doing well and got to the part where it was time to stitch the strips together. Oops, I cut on the sewing line instead of the seam allowance line. I never said I was perfect. No big deal. So, there I went, I printed up another paper and pieced that part again.
I sewed my strips together and as you can see, there is a kink in the tree trunk. I am unsure if this happen when I was piecing and possible the brown was not lying flat underneath the paper, or maybe it wasn’t smooth then I put the strips together to sew.
What I have determined during this project is that paper piecing is fun and maybe a little complicated. My next paper piecing project will be a repetitive block for a quilt so I think once I do a couple of them it will become a habit. I’m sure with patience and practice it will get easier just as everything else.
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