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Thread: All Day to do One paper pieced Block, What a mess.

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    Thought this will be lovely and went to work.
    Didn't think it would take all day and make such a mess, so glad to finish one block. Think I will be making this project smaller than first thought.

    was this worth it?
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    now to clean up before dinner.
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    YIKES! It can be messy and it is time consuming!

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    Paper piecing is a bit of work, but they come out so beautifully. Don't give up, you are off to a great start. It's beautiful

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    Quote Originally Posted by paula153
    Thought this will be lovely and went to work.
    Didn't think it would take all day and make such a mess, so glad to finish one block. Think I will be making this project smaller than first thought.
    Oh I think so, it's lovely and you know what they say, the first one always takes the longest.

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    yikes, that is a messy work area! but the block turned out perfect. i'm sure the others will go faster.

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    After the first one, it should get easier! The block is beautiful!! I can make more of a mess without even trying!! :thumbup: :D :thumbup:

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    Its lovely. That "mess" looks like a pretty small price to pay. (My kids are small- even when my house is tidy it is often messier than that somewhere!)

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    Well it sure looks great.

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    Your block is terrific! I don't have the patience to do paper piecing.

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    I tried a paper piece block a few months back and ended up spending a lot of time on it, decided it wasn't my favorite way of quilting. I like your block tho.

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    indeed PP is quite a mess, but the block is lovely although if you put the dark where the yellow is it would pop more. I think
    Sandra

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    You gotta get into a mess to get out of a mess, don't give up, your quilt will be beautiful, your patience will pay off, and your block is beautiful, can't wait until your finished....please share when it is finished...Don't stop now

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    Your work is beautiful. Anything worth doing is always messy.

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    It turned out beautiful!!

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    It gets easier and faster, once you get the hang of it, watch you tube, they have lots of helpful videos.

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    Beautiful block and worth the mess

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    It looks great!

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    The next one will go faster and easier. There is a learning curve to paper piecing, it's kind of an upside down technique. But once you have the ticket, it gets easier and faster. You must admit that you can't get such nice sharp points any other way. One pointer, I keep the paper on until my blocks are all together. Remember to shorten your stitch length and use a bigger needle. It perforates the paper better and is easier to pull out. NEVER give up!

    Oh, by the way, Yes! I think it is worth it.

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    Yes, it's worth it. Great block. I love paper piecing.

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    Your block turned out beautiful no matter how big of a mess you made in the process!

    I couldn't help but notice your chair! Just yesterday I was complaining to my sister that I needed to get a cushion for my kitchen chair that I always set in. She said "I am gonna get you one of those butt donuts!" LOL I am just afraid by the time I got up out of the chair it would be a butt pancake instead!

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    It is absolutely grogeous, I think it looks perfect. Keep making them and look for info to find a faster way to do it.

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    The mess might be annoying but the block is beautiful. Love the colors.

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    Beautiful !! :-)

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    Your block is beautiful.
    Look at all your points, so perfect.

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    It looks good. Messes can be cleaned up later.

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