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Thread: My First Paper Pieced Block

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    Senior Member Roben's Avatar
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    All the recent talk of paper piecing - I just had to give it a try! I downloaded the block from Brenda Henning's site because I could watch the videos for that block on Quilters TV and on QNN. http://www.bearpawproductions.com Let's just say I'm going to look for one without the curved inset :oops: I'm pretty pleased with my first attempt, tho.

    I picked up a package of June Tailor foundation paper and had to use a glue stick to actually glue the top of the foundation paper to a sheet of printer paper to get it to go thru my color laser printer - not something I want to do on any regular basis. The only other issue I ran into was keeping the pieces and the reverse pieces straight, so I just did all my A pieces and then all my B pieces. The curved seam was the first I've ever done; I definitely need to practice on that!
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    Good Job! I can't believe it is your first block, Wow :D You were very brave picking one that had the curved insets too! :D I cut, stack, pin and label all my pieces so that I can keep them straight. I also mark on the paper which color goes where before I print them all out. I HATE ripping out pieces :lol: I can't wait to see more of your work :D

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    Very nice Roben, you did great!! WoW!!

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    Wow this is amazing for your first block Roben, I attempted a paper pieced mariners compass - BUT I appliqued it to the background!! :) :)

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    Fabulous colors!! :!: :!: :!:

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    Beautiful - love the colors.

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    Wow!! you did a wonderful job. I can't believe that is your first one. I haven't gotten brave enough to try pp yet but after seeing everyone's great blocks I'm going to have to move it up on my list.

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    Just beautiful! I love your color choices and you did a great job for your first attempt...heck for any number attempt in my mind!

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    Spectacular! You have a talent for paper piecing! Make more!

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    Wow!! Thats fantastic!! and I absolutely LOVE the fabrics!!!

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    Great job!

    Ladies...I think you've created another monster! ;)

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    Thank you all for your wonderful comments - it encourages me! Amma, I don't think I was brave; naive or too inexperienced to know better, maybe :lol: I've wanted to do a Mariners Compass quilt from the moment I first saw one, so this is practice. I guess that before I get to that quilt I'll have plenty of wall hangings to rotate :D

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roben
    Thank you all for your wonderful comments - it encourages me! Amma, I don't think I was brave; naive or too inexperienced to know better, maybe :lol: I've wanted to do a Mariners Compass quilt from the moment I first saw one, so this is practice. I guess that before I get to that quilt I'll have plenty of wall hangings to rotate :D
    I have ALWAYS loved the mariners compass. Now that I know I CAN paper piece....I am DEFINITELY going to make one...FOR ME!!!

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    wow beautiful. Fantastic for first time. Make more. Great job Roben, for your first time. Thanks for sharing .

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    It looks great, haven't had the nerve to try it as of yet. I keep assembling one in my mind :-) , maybe one of these days.

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    WOW<<<<WOW><<<<WOW! Beautiful job and gorgeous colors. Makes me want to give it a try.>

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    very nice block

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    looks great!!!!!

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    You did an awesome job. keep up the work

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