Monday, November 8, 2010

New skills


I took a paper foundation piecing class this weekend at my LQS. It was so fun to learn a new skill to use with quilting. We made little Christmas ornaments.  I did the Christmas tree (which still needs a star on top):
 And the stocking:


I was really nervous about trying paper piecing on my own, but it was really very simple. I definitely could have learned this without the class. If you have been thinking about teaching yourself, I recommend trying it. It's super simple, almost like color by numbers! 

Now I'm having dreams of making quilts like this one....

Ah ha ha ha!! Baby steps first.

7 comments:

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Paper piecing is fun! Did you see this Bella Bella of mine?
http://maryonlakepulaski.blogspot.com/2009/03/cosmati-ii-quilted-and-bound.html

Miss M! said...

I love that tree! The only paper piecing I've heard of is for scrapbooking. :)

Candi said...

I enjoy paper piecing - especially when you rip the paper off! Can you say therapy? lol

randi---i have to say said...

cute ornaments! and that quilt is a lofty goal. best wishes to you on making it!

Tracee said...

I say just go for it.....Hehehe says I the brave one who hasn't even tried paper piecing yet.

Catswhiskers said...

Like you I am dreaming of making a quilt...
Your words are encouraging. I can not get to a LQS (we don't have any in these woods... where I am hiding), and I want to do more. Babies learn to run really quick.
very pretty work. The tree is so cute.

Tiffany said...

I love your ornaments! That tree is adorable!!!

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