Paper Piecing for Dummies – Me!

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  1. 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!

  2. 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.

  3. chrisknits says:

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

  4. 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!!

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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+!

  8. 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!

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

  10. Your blocks look lovely and crisp. xx

  11. 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.

  12. Shannon Fleming says:

    Well don’t those blocks just look fabulous!

  13. 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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