While many are panicking, I’m sitting back. It’s not that I don’t believe the virus deserves consideration, it’s that I live rural…to be honest, I don’t encounter a lot of people who travel. I’m a homebody girl. Yes, I know I could easily get COVID-19, but I’m really not expecting it to come to me…but if it does, I’m preparing for quarantine. (this is said entirely tongue and cheek) While others are chasing down toilet paper…I’m chasing down projects (as if I don’t have enough already). I saw these on Mary’s Country Threads blog. Aren’t these little house pincushions so cute?? Mary said that Connie is teaching a class and she’s giving out these to the people in class. The participants have to put the sand in the pincushion and stitch them shut but seriously, how cute?!
..and what a precious gift!? Can you imagine making that many and gifting them all? Connie is a sweetheart for sure.
Mary and Connie are selling the pattern. You can find it HERE. I jokingly thought to myself if my childcare has to close, I could make a few of these on my time off and be ahead on Christmas gifts. I did order the pattern. I just can’t believe how cute they are. Aren’t Connie’s colors awesome??
I sent a note to Mary and Connie requesting the pattern. It’s $5. Info is in the link above….anyway, the note I wrote was this…
“I’m sure I didn’t know how to paper piece when this pattern first came out. I do now, so I need the pattern”.
I do adore the houses….Who knows if I’ll ever get to them but if I do, I’ll have the pattern.
That got me thinking as to how paper piecing evolved for me. I had hated it….I had done a wall hanging with tulips. I loved the finished work but hated the paper piecing. It was too putzy for me.
Then I made this quilt….It is Crab Apples from Bonnie Hunter’s book
Here it is finished. This is one of the first quilts that I really went scrappy with.
I loved it scrappy and loved the finished quilt…however, I hated most everything about making this quilt.
I hated having to paper piece.
I put the sewing machine needle through my finger sewing the blocks together.
I broke the needle threader on my machine making the quilt.
In reality, all that was paper pieced on this quilt is the “tree trunk”.
I look at that now and LAUGH…that’s hardly paper piecing!!!
After that, my next paper piece project was this….Read More »Paper Piecing