Friday, September 28, 2007

Paper piecing and paranoia



































I had my first paper piecing class on Wednesday night for a pattern called Yardbirds Circling the Cat. The moment I saw the sample quilt, I knew I had to enroll in this class. Discovering that I'd learn this technique along the way was a bonus. The first photo is the fruit of my labor--three bird wings. I chose four focus colors in an autumn palette using mostly batiks. Who knew that sewing fabric to paper could be so cool? Seriously, I am loving this class! I've been wanting to make a Christmas tree ornament using this technique but with muslin instead of paper and now I actually know how to do it. I am wondering who thought: I know, I'll sew some fabric to a piece of paper and that will make perfect points. I think I'll have to research the inventor of paper piecing.

Today I am still working on recovering from a cold. My list of remedies includes: sleep, drink tea, watch It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown, read, sleep, quilt, do some (very little) homework, sleep, and have a friend over for dinner and then go bowling, then hopefully sleep again.

2 comments:

Solstitches said...

I just learned to paper piece and really like the technique.
You're a Spanish teacher! Oh, you have no idea how I struggle to learn Spanish but the older you get the harder it is.
I find that if it's to do with food I get by fine LOL.
Margaret

La Manosa said...

Hi Margaret, thanks for commenting. Paper piecing is really a lot more fun than I thought it would be. What type of project did you make?

Yes, Spanish is difficult to acquire. I've been studying it for years and don't feel proficient. I think the food words are probably the most important, so you should be fine. :) I think it's great that you're living in Spain. It must be very beautiful!