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Thread: My Adventure with Paper Piecing

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    Well I decided to start a paper piecing project. I'd seen so many lovely paper pieced blocks, etc, on here and other places that I wanted to try it for myself. Boy am I glad I did!

    The result is this wall hanging-to-be which I am very excited about and just a little proud of. ;) This marks my first paper piecing project, as well as my first border (but heck, that part was easy). Anyway, I know the flower is slightly off centered on its stem, but I really don't care. It's either my artistic signature or my lovably flawed child. Either way, I'm happy. :)

    Now to back, bat, and quilt! Any suggestions for how I should quilt this baby?

    'Spring Flower' - Pattern by ForestQuilting.com
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    Awesome! Not sure about the quilting.

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    How about some sun rays in the top part and echo quilting in the lower part?

    You did a great job for your first piece! :thumbup:

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    That is so pretty!! Great job. Another future project--paper piecing! I can't get one thing done soon enough to try another.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mollymct
    That is so pretty!! Great job. Another future project--paper piecing! I can't get one thing done soon enough to try another.
    I know the feeling!! There are so many wonderful things I can't wait to try...I just need to make sure I sit down and finish all these things I've started!

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    Great first-time project.

    On to the quilting...

    Option 1 :arrow: Tight meandering on the white background to make the flower pop

    Option 2 :arrow: Echo quilting on the white background to make the flower pop

    Option 3 :arrow: One-way diagonal lines across the entire front using a fairly large stitch to imitate rain

    No matter what you choose, I am sure it will be really cute.

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    So cute! :) This is next on my to learn list! LOL!

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    Exquisite, wonderful job.

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    Great job!.....you are a fast lerner!

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    It looks Great! Nice Job.

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    Pretty!! Excellent points! :thumbup:

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    Beautiful paper piecing. Well done.

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    Cute! Congrats on getting into the wonderful world of paper piecing! Enjoy! :)

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    Very nice.

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    I'll leave the quilting advice to someone with experience, but I wanted to tell you that I love your wall hanging. My first class in paper piecing is in September and now I can't wait!!!! I would never have noticed the "imperfect" flower. What flower is ever perfect in nature!! Still, all of them are beautiful nevertheless and yours is no exception.

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    I love your flower. There are no imperfect flowers.

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    Very good! Now on to a Christmas Pickle quilt! Just kidding, I've been paper piecing for awhile now, even took a workshop with Carol Doak and I haven't attempted a Pickle quilt yet. But I'm going to. You block is lovely.

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    Very pretty!!

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    Pretty wallhanging. I didn't notice the stem, either.

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    Congratulations on taking the leap into pp. Your flower looks wonderful! You will find that there are so many challenging pictures/blocks to do with pp that you will not have time to do "regular" blocks!

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    It's beautiful. You did a great job. I think echo quilting would be beautiful.

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    I think you did a wonderful job. I'd go with echo quilting. Something I always think is beautiful.

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    BEE HAPPY BEE PROUD! :thumbup:

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    Nice job

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    Alexis I think it looks grand! Keep up the good work.
    I am scared to try paper piecing myself. I have bought a few books on the subject but am still afraid. Maybe a few more books will do it.. :thumbup:

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