I’m in love

I know I’ve been posting lots about sewing and crafting and quilting, BUT that’s because I’m in super-turbo Christmas present making mode.  Which means, I haven’t shown most of what’s going in the “to-be-wrapped and/or mailed” pile.

Tonight, however, I do have something to share.  It changed my life.  I will probably never quilt another way as long as I live.  Ok, maybe that’s an exaggeration.  But then again, maybe not.  Paper-piecing, aka instead of cutting out shapes and sewing them together, you sew them to paper.  Weird, I know.  But for me, it’s awesome.  Mostly because I’m not good at cutting straight lines, even with a rotary cutter, and I’m not so great at sewing straight lines when I don’t have a straight edge to follow. But amazingly, it doesn’t matter!

Here’s tonight’s square, a wonky log cabin

I’m having lots of fun playing with my scraps and making fun things without feeling guilty about buying new fabric.  This square will probably get turned into a potholder.  Daisy pattern on the back with purple binding?  Pink or purple on the back with the black and white dotty pattern binding?

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4 Responses to I’m in love

  1. Aunt Gale says:

    Will you show me how to do this when I see you on November 6…. Quilting is not my thing but I want to try it…

    I love your posts — you make we want to get out my do-dads and sew or cook or do something artistic.

  2. Patty Patterson says:

    I need more explanation on this one…where is the paper? And does it stay on the project? If this were a pot holder would the paper catch fire??? I’m a fire magnet, no I need to know!

    • jessielpearson says:

      after you sew, the paper is perforated along the seams, so you just tear it off. It just helps keep everything straight and sturdy while you’re sewing.

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