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.