Wednesday, January 28, 2009

How I Learned to Paper Piece


My first attempt at paper piecing was with this quilt, called "Mrs. Cleveland's Choice", a block-of-the-month quilt from Our Gathering Place in Montoursville, PA back in 2004. Although I had never done any paper piecing before this, I loved the sample hanging in the shop so much that I just dove right in.

I was hooked! Thankfully, the instructions provided with this BOM were excellent, so I learned the basics of paper piecing with no trouble at all and the results amazed me. I couldn't believe how accurate my points were. After this one, I signed up for 2 more paper-pieced BOM's at the shop, also using batik fabrics. You'll see pictures of those at a later date...

5 comments:

Zoey said...

Anya,
That is beautiful. Did you get to the select the fabrics or was it a kit? I ask because the color gradiations are so wonderful.

Sew Many Ways... said...

Anya,
Thanks for stopping over at my blog. I love this quilt you've made...wonderful fabrics. I really need to learn paper piecing.
~Karen~

Under the Florida Sun said...

Thanks for stopping by and entering my giveaway!!

Have a great day!

Barb said...

Anya that is a beautiful quilt.. and shows that you truly love batiks! The shop *OGP* where you had your classes, they are just the greatest...love that LQS!

Jean said...

Very beautiful quilt. I love the vibrant colors!