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Thread: Pic of 1st attempt Paper Piecing CALLED SUNRISE

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    Here is a picture of our Group tutorial result on paper piecing. I really enjoyed this one ...WHEN.... I got the hang of it. :oops: The penny didnīt drop at first but then got the hang of the concept. Have decided to make this the centre of my next quilt (donīt laugh just another WIP, I have 2 others at the mo). :lol: :lol:

    Elle

    Thinking on putting flying geese as the next border
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    I added a border, and am attempting some time this week to have a bash at free hand quilting.....now that should be fun.
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    This is really beautiful. I must confess, the thought of paper piecing gives me the hives. I've looked and looked at the instructions, and I just DO NOT understand what they are talking about.

    I love your piece, just so pretty. Your border is perfect, your points are marvelous, and I think flying geese would be just the ticket. Are you going to make them the assorted colors of the star?

    MJ

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    Whooooooo hooooooo!!!!!!!!! Another paper-piecer has been born!!!!! lol Love how you said when the penny dropped lol And absolutely unbelievable, your quilt square is GORGEOUS! :)

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    It looks even better in real life folks...the colours are simply 'divine'!!!

    Elle are you gonna 'free-motion' quilt, is that what you mean??? I hope you get the hang of it, as it is great fun and soooo quick!!!

    Look forward to seeing it finished....I won't be at class on tuesday as I have got family coming over next week...lots of jobs to do, you know how it is!!! (Still got some time for my friends on here, and of course abit of sewing too, I have been doing some lovely little seven inch blocks that Cathy M sent over to me, they were pre-cut, but sadly some of the fabric was missing SO I just invented another block to compliment the first one, it will be 12 blocks of about 7.5"!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by purplemem
    This is really beautiful. I must confess, the thought of paper piecing gives me the hives. I've looked and looked at the instructions, and I just DO NOT understand what they are talking about.

    I love your piece, just so pretty. Your border is perfect, your points are marvelous, and I think flying geese would be just the ticket. Are you going to make them the assorted colors of the star?

    MJ
    Yes the geese are going to echo the colours, think that might work. Thanks for your lovely comments. But its the paper piece tecnique that gives you such great points. Elle

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    Quote Originally Posted by Izy
    It looks even better in real life folks...the colours are simply 'divine'!!!

    Elle are you gonna 'free-motion' quilt, is that what you mean??? I hope you get the hang of it, as it is great fun and soooo quick!!!

    Look forward to seeing it finished....I won't be at class on tuesday as I have got family coming over next week...lots of jobs to do, you know how it is!!! (Still got some time for my friends on here, and of course abit of sewing too, I have been doing some lovely little seven inch blocks that Cathy M sent over to me, they were pre-cut, but sadly some of the fabric was missing SO I just invented another block to compliment the first one, it will be 12 blocks of about 7.5"!!
    Yes Izy, You have got the hang of me and my names for different quilting, I meant free-motion quilting. Going to have a go at that. Rachel showed me on Tuesday and it looked so easy when she did it, but then practice is the secret.

    Elle

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    Quote Originally Posted by purplemem
    This is really beautiful. I must confess, the thought of paper piecing gives me the hives. I've looked and looked at the instructions, and I just DO NOT understand what they are talking about.

    I love your piece, just so pretty. Your border is perfect, your points are marvelous, and I think flying geese would be just the ticket. Are you going to make them the assorted colors of the star?

    MJ
    Our Group leader is so patient and she showed me how she practiced on two pieces of FELT. Instead of wasting your precious batting and material and she just kept going over the felt with different coloured thread. Good tip for you all to help you I hope. Place the felt together to get 2 thicknesses and off you go :wink:

    Elle

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    Gorgeous........love the colors!!!!


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    That is just gorgeous love every thing about it.

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    Another paper piecer is born! Great job for your first. Make more!

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    Wow! :shock: I'd, ah, definitely say you figured that out! Stunning--radiant!

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    Elle, just gorgeous!!!

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    Absolutely beautiful. Very nice job.

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    My thanks to everyone for their kind comments. I know everyone shies away from foundation piecing because it seems too difficult. I for one at the start was very confused and yes I think you need someone to show you the ropes so to speak, but it is just sooooo worth while because the results are so professional (for an amateur like myself).

    Elle

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    BEAUTIFUL :!: :!:
    I have not tried the pp thing yet but I really want to but I'm just afraid that it won't come out. One of these days I will work up the courage.

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    Gorgeous block Elle! :thumbup: Paper piecing is one of those techniques that when you finally 'get it' ....zoom! You're off & running!! But you only have TWO other UFOs? Oh my! I can see at least 10 from where I'm sitting here! LOL

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    That is beautiful!

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    OMG Elle!!! Its beautiful!!! Love your colors!!! WOW!!! You probably said and I missed it but what is the pattern called? That just might be the block that convinces me to try PP!! Another one of yours that I cant wait to see finished!!!! :lol:

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    It is beautiful! Can't wait to see it as it progresses.

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    Elle!! That is sooo beautiful!!! You look like a pro paper piecer to me!! I'm in the the thought of doing it gives me hives group!!

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    OMG you are all so kind. You have got to try this girls. Wish I lived nearer and I could give you a TUTE. Thinks I have to buy a ticket to Dallas where my friend lives. How many of you guys can get there :?: :?: :?: :lol: :lol: :lol:

    Melisa (mgshaw) I think its called the Friendship Star, someone has borrowed my pattern envelope and its in there but will confirm later.

    Elle

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    There was a design recently in a quilt magazine that I sooooo wanted to do - so I got out some scraps and followed the directions and all - it's true that the points come out beautifully, but the process is not for me! Soooo much wasted fabric, and in the back of my miserly little mind is the thought that if paper dulls my scissors, what is it doing to my needle??? (like there will never be another needle, right?)

    I will continue, however, to admire the results and encourage those of you who are loving the process! :D

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    That is just gorgeous. Our quilt shop is offering a pp workshop. Now, I must sign up. Love yours.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Butterflyspain
    OMG you are all so kind. You have got to try this girls. Wish I lived nearer and I could give you a TUTE. Thinks I have to buy a ticket to Dallas where my friend lives. How many of you guys can get there :?: :?: :?: :lol: :lol: :lol:

    Melisa (mgshaw) I think its called the Friendship Star, someone has borrowed my pattern envelope and its in there but will confirm later.

    Elle


    I can be in Dallas in 5 or 6 hours!!!! I will be waiting!!!!!!! :wink:

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    Elle,
    I can be in Dallas in 8 hours, I'll be waiting too!

    That's not the friendship star that I use for my quilts, but could be a variation.

    MJ

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