Yay me! I am no longer skeerd. I learned to paper-piece!
Last week, at Fancy Tiger, Amy Gibson (familiar with the Craftsy Block of the Monthy class? She’s the teacher. I didn’t know until mid way through the class, discussing blocks and blogs and quilt a longs she’s all “oh yeah, I teach that class” and I’m all “you’re, like, famous!” and she blushed. She’s cute. And a fantastic teacher) helped us through the steps to put together this little guy.
So. Cute. As are all the other patterns over at Artisania.
I made a few mistakes. Like trimming off an entire piece instead of just the seam allowance. And my block doesn’t lay very flat. The bias seams and my sloppy pressing are to blame, I’m sure. Amy did suggest using starch on the pieces to keep them straight. I’ll definitely use that next time.
I’m really excited about this new technique. I already recognize that this is not a task to do tired. (See mis-trimming above.)
Right now, the fox is missing his eyes. Once I get that taken care of, I’ll square this up and make something. Possibilities include: knitting project bag, embroidery project bag, mug rug.