Paper Piecing for Dummies – Me!

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  1. dezertsuz says:

    That looks very nice, congratulations! I have so many friends who love this, but I just don’t. I don’t even use a backing on my string blocks. I love the things Janeen does on Quilt Art Designs, I’m just going to admire both of you from afar – very afar!

  2. I do love the colors in this block! I don’t know how I missed commenting but I am catching up on the crazy mail situation…replying in 2 places, yada yada yada. HEY just thinking you should write a widget that does both for wordpress. Really, why on earth has no one done this????

  3. Angie says:

    Roseanne – I am unlikely to ever make or contribute to a quilt, but I read often about paper piecing, so I am glad someone wrote a post about it – now I have a visual of what it means! Your colors are so bright and cheerful – they will make a great addition to this quilt you all are doing!

  4. Rochelle Summers says:

    Beautiful blocks. I love the fabric selection and you did a wonderful job on the piecing and explanation. This is a great pattern and I can see how it would useful for using up scraps, too.

  5. chrisknits says:

    Such a wonderful mix of fabrics. It is sure to be a stunning top.

  6. Brenda Ackerman says:

    Hello Roseanne, You did a fantastic job on Paper Piecing your blocks and I enjoyed reading how you did it! The fabrics you chose are all so pretty, they make excellent blocks that I am sure your Queen Bee will be very happy to use! When I first learned to use PP, it was sewing across the paper and was not much fun at all removing the paper. Now that this fold back method has come out, I have done a few blocks and am tempted once again. I also enjoy tracing my pattern onto a piece of fabric and sewing my fabric onto it. Thank you for sharing your great experience with paper piecing! Have a spectacular day!!

  7. Kathi Riemer says:

    Paper piecing is great because you do get accurate points. It is hard if you are directionally challenged -like me- but good to work those little gray cells andI always love the results. It’s kind of messy with all of that paper though.

  8. cheriec12 says:

    Paper Piecing is definitely a technique to know. The accuracy you get is superb. I takes a bit more time but in some cases it’s worth it. I use the strip method like you did on all my blocks. It ensures the whole area is covered and lessens my mistakes. You did a great job. Those blocks look fantastic. I’m interested in joining a bee. I like to try new things and make little, quick projects to get the juices flowing.

  9. I’ve never been a member of a bee, and I think I’ve missed out because of it. You get to try so many different blocks and techniques you might not have tried on your own. I think your blocks here are A+!

  10. I taught myself how to paper piece years ago, so I am a fold-as-you-go girl. My method is completely my own; pretty sure I shouldn’t teach it, although it’s one of my favorite methods of quilting. You did a great job — love the bright colors in those blocks!

  11. Your blocks look fantastic! PPing is sew much fun!

  12. Your blocks look lovely and crisp. xx

  13. Vicki in MN says:

    Nice work, looks like PPing is coming back to you quickly. And isn’t it nice that Mary chose a simpler block for you to get reacquainted with.

  14. Shannon Fleming says:

    Well don’t those blocks just look fabulous!

  15. Thanks so much for making these blocks for me. I think they turned out great! I agree that it will be nice to distribute the sections for a scrappier look. Happy Friday! Mary

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