Yesterday we had plans to have friends over for supper so after church I headed out to the garden to pick beans and potatoes. That with my “famous” meatballs, homemade rolls, homemade strawberry jam and watermelon rounded out the rest of our meal. I tried to rush through food prep and a bit of housekeeping so I could work on this….
Yep…it’s paper pieced. I know, time and time again I have sworn off paper piecing…but this quilt, “Pineapple Crazy”, in Bonnie Hunter’s new book, String Fling: Scrappy, Happy and Loving It!, was just cool enough that I couldn’t resist. I had to give paper piecing another try….and guess what??
I liked it!! I have sworn it off time and time again and look I made a block. This is actually a border block. Here’s what the paper piecing pattern for the quilt look like.
Intense RIGHT?!?!?!? I am so amazed with myself and can’t believe I really actually didn’t mind paper piecing. I don’t know if it’s because I am more experienced with sewing or if I just like the quilt enough to push myself into trying it…. Whatever it is, I can see more paper piecing in my future. All I know for sure is that the next thing I am going to sew is one of those pineapple blocks. If that doesn’t drive me crazy, then this quilt is my future….probably my far off future…but in my future.
I know many people have sworn off paper piecing but….hey girls, hey…give it another try. You might find you like it too!!
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