1. I finally understand paper piecing!
2. My first tutorial is in the works!
I came across someone's blog (I forget who, sorry) and they were showing off their Circle of Geese blocks. And I really wanted to make them, too! Somehow I found a tutorial at Chasing Cottons (probably through this other blog...again, I apologize that I can't give you credit because I forgot!) and got to work on my block!
Now, a few years ago I tried paper piecing. The result was a disaster and I couldn't really understand how it works. Turns out I just hadn't found the right tutorial!
My block is half done and I've only made a few mistakes. I used a piece of fabric that was too small and I put a couple pieces on with the back of the fabric showing. Lessons learned!
Two more squares to go and I will be turning this into a Christmas potholder! Or maybe I will make a bunch more and make a baby quilt. It depends how ambitious I get!
In the meantime, I've been working on a quilt for my grandma and decided I should use it to make my first tutorial. It's a two-jelly roll project and it's perfect for beginners. If you're experienced, you could crank one out in a weekend! I used Hometown by Sweetwater and Kona Coal. Here's a little sneak preview:
So there are tons of unfinished projects keeping me busy! Check back in the next few weeks for the tutorial!! Oh and don't forget to check out WIP Wednesday over at Freshly Pieced!