I really do love working with fabric and paper. I’m always on the look out for new inspirations to get me going. And I’m always trying to sneak away from my ‘life’ to make something new. You know, making sure the kids are doing their school, meals are made, laundry done, and the house is in some state of cleanliness.
Years ago I tried paper piecing an elephant with the plans to make an entire quilt with them for one of my children. I never got past the first elephant. I kept messing up and found paper piecing quite frustrating.
However, under the guidance of Kathy Wagner (instructor for miniature quilting) I once again attempted a paper piecing quilt project. I have to say it isn’t my favourite method because it’s so finicky. However, I appreciate it because of the resulting precision. So I will likely use it sparingly in my future work.
2.5″x2.5″ Square in a Square Paper Piecing
Detail of a single patch
I also did some playing around with free-motion quilting. Nothing to lose and experience to gain.
Here’s the finished result – a small table runner, approximately 21″x10″.