New Love

So my mad crazy week has ended but I haven’t gotten back to my sewing machine. In my dash to get some sewing in last weekend, I decided to try something new. Here is my first excursion into Foundation Paper Piecing!

20130903-152742.jpg
I’m kinda in love with paper piecing!! It definitely was a bumpy ride but it was fun and the results are so pretty! Can you see my mistake?

20130903-153047.jpg
The lovely ladies at my quilt shoppe gave me the patterns, which were left overs from their Quilting 101 class. I then used some leftovers of Honey Honey (I need a better stash!) and I think its a cute little block (actually 12″ square).

20130903-153330.jpg
I guess I can’t follow directions because that’s where the mistakes came in. I used the wrong fabric, and cut, for one of the pieces so I had to adjust the pattern. I’m still very pleased with my work, especially since I taught myself.

20130903-153655.jpg
I can’t wait to dabble more into paper piecing!

Advertisements

{Work in Progress}

Remember that pile o’pretties? Well, here it is:

20130521-212048.jpg
Not all of it but a good portion.

Anywho, that picture is a week old, so imagine all these 2in squares all sewn together. It really is cute thus far.

Thank you all for the kind words on my last post. And since many were curious, here is the pattern I’m following to make my “Donkey Quilt”

20130521-212330.jpg
Time to do some more piecing and thanks for visiting!

Ah Sugar Sugar

Sugar, ah honey honey
You are my candy girls
And you’ve got me wanting you!

Yesterday, while shopping, I came cross the most gorgeous fabric I have seen for awhile.

20130122-075805.jpg
To quote the ladies at the quilt shop, Honey Honey by Kate Spain for Moda is “sickeningly pretty.” I don’t know what I’m going to do with it, but I will have a piece of these beauties!

20130122-080051.jpg
Don’t we all wish we were his pretty?!?

The only thing I don’t like about is line is the name; does anyone else think of Here Comes Honey Boo Boo when you hear Honey Honey?
Of course, I also think of that song Sugar Sugar.

20130122-080433.jpg
…I can’t believe the loveliness of loving you…