29.12.08

english paper piecing

A few weekends ago, I took a class at The Workroom, English paper piecing with Johanna. It was so fun! This is a patchwork technique that is done exclusively by hand, and it is addictive and satisfying. I recommend this class because anyone with any level of experience can take it.

I took this picture sometime last week. It is the pillow I made for my mother in progress, using the techniques I learned it the class. I think I enjoyed the process more than the result, but that's nothing to feel badly about (that's what I'm telling myself, that is).

8 comments:

  1. i've been wanting to try this forever
    this looks really nice

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  2. I love paper piecing. It's the method I use to embellish the hoodies in my shop--among other things. I started with the hexagons but have since fallen in love with the stars--though the 8 pointed ones take *forever*!

    The colors here are lovely. I think the best part may be combining different fabrics.

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  3. I think it looks stunning. It's so airy and beautiful...I love it.

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  4. Oh... I'd love to learn some technique before giving it a try. Lucky you! :)

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  5. Thanks, everyone! I think I should have spent more time picking out the fabrics. I don't even see the three florals; the green dots take over!

    Of course, all my parents could say was that I had spent "too much time" making the pillow. Sigh.

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  6. You've done a great job!! And I like your fabrics just fine, too. As for spending "too much time"- well, this is about enjoying the process as well as the product. Well done!!

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  7. I love the result! It's beautiful and peaceful. Enjoy. English Paper Piecing is one of my most favorite methods!

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  8. Ah, this is the type of quilting that my Grandma used to do. I would love to learn myself but I don't think I have the attention span for it - you never know until you try, right?

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