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Thread: You guys inspired me...

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    I sat down last night and had a play with paper piecing, something I've wanted to do for ages.

    And it went SO WELL! It didn't take long to get the hang of at all.

    The pale blue one is my first attempt, then I moved onto the other pattern. If I join four blocks together (there's two joined at the bottom of the picture) then the red lines make a diamond with a black center. I figure it would make a really nice scrappy quilt.

    So thank you for the inspiration, and the nerve to actually post a picture of my work. :-)
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    Way to Go!!!! Be careful, paper piecing can be addictive :D There are so many cool PP patterns out there - pretty awesome job you've done, and the picture post is great too :thumbup:

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    I can imagine it's quite addictive, I think it may well become my favourite style. I love the tiny pieces and the precision of it, and how complicated the patterns can be and still come out perfect.

    You have no idea how much self control is required to not rush up to my quilt store right now and buy a whole lot of really bright fabrics to make a massive paper pieced quilt! LOL

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    those are lovely, to be sure!

    you are only allowed to shop 'til you drop if you post pics of all your work. ;-)

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    very pretty blocks...

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    I'm envious! I am going to have to try paper piecing!
    So pretty!!! :-o

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    Wey hey!! Well done, you have done a really good job for your first attempt :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:

    There is such alot of free patterns out there just waiting for you to find them :D

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    Blue chicken, where did you find the patterns for the squares? They are jsut gorgeous, and I'd love to see more of your work.

    We're almost neighbours...... across the Tasman anyway!

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    Nice work! That's a beautiful pattern. Go shopping!

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    Those look really sharp!! You did good!! And, this was your 'first' attempt??You did really-really good!Skeat

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