Thursday, 8 May 2014

May hips

Okay, I admit it, I have a love/hate relationship with foundation paper piecing. I love the result but oh, how I resent the waste! I resent the waste of paper, and I also resent that there tends to be a waste of fabric. Though those little extra scrappy bits really would never have been used anywhere else.

But a very simple and pretty star was chosen for this month, and the paper was printed and sent with the fabric. You may find the pattern  at Fresh Lemons






A neat package arrived..



























and pretty turquoise and vibrant green fabrics appeared, , which may be used in whichever position we feel  is best.
 I folded the papers, to make the positioning of fabrics easier,

and I got sewing...













and sewed the pieces together... wrong...


a little stitch ripper action and a little more sewing... and you get






this!














and a day later  this also appeared!






I am holding on to these for a short while, as it is my month next month, and I shall plan to send my fabrics back with these...

13 comments:

Catherine said...

They look fabulous! Am hoping to get mine done at the weekend

Catherine said...

They look fabulous! Am hoping to get mine done at the weekend

Second Chance Tan said...

Yay....... I love, love, love them x

cheeky monkey said...

They are beautiful! Can not wait what you are asking for you month. I am on next month as well and still thinking

Amy's Crafty Shenanigans said...

Absolutely gorgeous - I love paper piecing and the fabrics are awesome! I shall piece mine this weekend, hopefully!!!

Gertie Pye said...

I am with you - I love the sharpy sharp pointy corners of PP'ing but when I see the pile of offcuts it makes me want to cry! These blocks are just lovely x

the running hare said...

Lovely blocks! I don't mind paper-piecing, but it does seem to take a long time to do

Isisjem said...

Very pretty. Foundation piecing does seem very fabric hungry. But yours does look lovely! Might have a go at this block myself!

Janine said...

These are stunning!

Sarah said...

Brilliant Rachel. These are stunners!

Lucy @ Charm About You said...

Beautiful! Well worth the effort and waste ;)

Archie the wonder dog said...

Gorgeous blocks!

Indianna said...

I love being in the bee as it makes you try so many different things. These look fabulous.

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