Paper Piecing

I joined my first online Bee – Swarm Lily Pad 2017.  January’s block was a good challenge for me.  It has lots of pieces and surprisingly went together quickly.  It was Blossom Heart Quilts – Ripples  When I saw the directions and pieces, it was a bit intimidated, but I did it.

Next up was February, I was the Queen.  So we know that it would be a simple block.  I picked Blossom Heart Quilts-Homebase.

Now onto the scary part, March.  Our Queen picked a paper piecing block, Blossom Heart Quilts – Wanta-Fanta.  I knew someone would pick paper piecing.  So I started.

Here are the snowballs pieces with one of the X units.  None of the seams in the X unit matched, not even close.  I thought I followed each direction so carefully, but no luck.  Second try wasn’t much better.

Yesterday was gonna be my day. Either third strike and I’m out or third time was a charm.  I think it worked are pretty good.  A bit off on some of the X unit seams, but good to go.

Paper piecing was on my list of things to try in 2017, so I can say I tried.  I think I’ll be doing some others.  They will be for myself, then I won’t be as concerned with perfect matches.

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  1. March 8, 2017 / 3:29 pm

    Just popped over from the 2017NQB group. Great that you are in a Bee – they are so much fun. You've made some lovely blocks – paper piecing – people either love or hate and sometimes both love and hate on the same project!

  2. March 9, 2017 / 9:17 pm

    I am also trying to avoid PP as far as possible. But I know I have to dive into it sooner or later. Your blocks look very neat and definitely worth the effort.

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