Friday, July 15, 2011

I can Paper Piece!

I can Paper Piece! With no crying or swearing! On Wednesday I took a paper Piecing class from Marsha Bray. I've tried Paper Piecing in the past and was frustrated with the process. Marsha's method (that she learned from Judy Mathieson) requires no tearing out of paper and perfect coverage of your pieces every time.

We made 2 of these flower blocks in class and were instructed to make 2 more for homework to reinforce the technique. My 4 blocks completed...

Then I decided to try this block that I've had bookmarked for a while. You can find the free pattern here.
If you're in the St. Louis area and want to Paper Piece - take this class. Marsha teaches it at the Quilted Fox. I promise no crying or swearing! You'll thank me!

12 comments:

  1. Awesome! Love that 2nd block too! I've wanted to try it for so long...and I've been to sceered :)

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  2. No paper to pull off? Well that's got me sold!

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  3. no paper to tear? Hm....maybe we could see if the guild would like to do a class?

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  4. Yay!!! Paper piecing is on my short list of skills to master too. Love your blocks!

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  5. Cindy, these look great. I LOVE the fabrics you pulled for the flower block. So fresh and summery.

    I'd be interested in a no-tear paper piecing strategy... My house looked like a war zone after my last project!

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  6. So fresh and bright and check out those points! Well done nothing will stop you now!

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  7. Pretty! I love the circle geese.

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  8. Your block turned out so cute!! I'll have to print out the other one as well. I finished mine but I didn't add the sashings. I went through all of my patterns and am anxious to give those a try. Loving it!!!

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  9. I wish I lived a whole lot closer so I could go to that class, i could do with some help on paper piecing. Both of your blocks are fabulous.

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  10. Great job! I love it when a student does their homework!

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  11. lovely blocks! and paper piecing is what brought me back into quilting. well... that and rotary cutters! ha!

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  12. I have seen the lovely Log Cabin Flower block numerous times on Facebook, but have not been able to find the pattern.
    I am aware that this blog post was written on July 15, 2011, but have just discovered it is researching the Log Cabin Flower block. Please either share a link to a source for the pattern or email me a copy. I LOVE the way the block turns out!

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