For my first paper piecing project, I did Judy Niemeyer's Wild Goose Chase pattern. I think she makes some of the most incredible quilts but I found paper piecing to be very tedious. Since I was always sewing on top I paper I missed seeing and feeling the fabrics. I think it will be a long time before I paper piece again. I wanted to make this quilt a UFO so many times, I really had to force myself to finish it. And that is the first time this has happened to me in the year and a half I have been quilting.
Trade Winds was a fun and easy quilt. I used the Mango Margarita Bali Pop and some of my stash. The pattern is available free online. I added an extra row on the bottom to make it look more complete. http://www.fatquartershop.com/free-q...ne-pattern.pdf
My final picture is of a new ironing board I bought at a large national discount store. It cost about $25. When I got it home I was shocked to learn that the ironing surface was not flat! Why would anyone make an ironing board with grooves in it? Please don't make the same mistake I did.
By the pond
Judy Niemeyer Wild Goose Chase
another pond picture
Buyer beware of grooved ironing boards