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Thread: My first attempt at paper piecing

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    Smile My first attempt at paper piecing

    I have wanted to try paper piecing for a while now, and today was the day. I downloaded a beginner block from the Carol Doak website and this is the result. Just a block to hang on the wall over my sewing machine. By no means perfect, but it is a beginning. I can see how this could become addicting. LOL
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    It is definitely addicting!! I love Carol Doak's patterns. She has a yahoo group too. Lots of great advice and patterns.
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    It's beautiful. You did a great job. Now you are hooked!! I love paper piecing.

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    You did a great job!!! It's very pretty!
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    Wow nice job! thanks for sharing.

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    It's very pretty! Fun isn't it?

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    I'd say that is pretty perfect! I love the colors too.

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    You did really well ! I am addicted to paper piecing... so many possibilites that would not be easliy done ( or done at all)using conventional piecing methods.
    Don't you just keep looking at the points and marveling!

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    very nice love the colors

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    Thats why I am ppquilter, love to pp!
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    Very pretty!!!!

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    you did a great job!!!
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    Nice job! You could hang it on your christmas tree this year.
    A fabric stash is always missing that one fabric needed to finish the quilt on which you're working.

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    Great Job If my 1st attempt went that well I probably would have done it again lol
    It all about the Journey!! Enjoy It

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    It's gorgeous! Love the colors. I just started playing with paper piecing myself and really love how it turns out. I used printer paper my first try but didn't like how difficult it was to remove, so just bought a a couple of kids' doodle pads at Dollar Tree as someone on here suggested. It's much thinner and will tear away easier, I'm sure. Can't wait to get back to it, and we're supposed to have some really hot weather the next three days, so think I'll hunker down with my sewing machine and the A/C on and have fun!

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    looks good on a flying horse...lol

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    Beautiful work!!! You are on your way.
    so many quilts to make, so little time.

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    Isn't it wonderful when those paper pieced points come together precisely at the right spot? I like paper piecing, but am not sure I could make a large quilt using only paper piecing!!
    Linda in Nevada

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    I love how paper piecing is so exact. Your PP is beautiful!

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    Looks perfect to me. Love the colors!

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    very pretty...I have pp on my to do list
    Brenda

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    Very nice. Love your color choices also!

    Are you hooked now?

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    Looks perfect to me! Well done as a first attempt.
    Patchwork Crazy!!!

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    It is lovely, you did a great job.
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    Very pretty! Love your fabrics, too. You will love PP, you just started a new chapter in your quilting.

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