Tuesday, June 19, 2007

A new obsession

Paper piecing or foundation piecing. A new technique I learned by myself. I am not surprised that I am once again addicted. It's all I've been working on these past few days. I do plan on taking a class on it because I know there are a lot of tips I can pick up and learn. But I know some of the rudiments and basic steps. Here's a sample I'm working on.

These are still just bits and pieces and blocks with tiny post-it notes with numbers pinned on them. The pattern is by Jacquelin de Jonge of the Netherlands, called DUTCH TREASURE. It's from the Summer 2007 issue of American Quilter magazine.

Thursday, June 07, 2007

Here's a real stashbuster: I made a little table topper out of leftover triangles, squares, strips, etc. Made some pinwheels and framed them.

...And made more pincushions. The latest Quilts and More magazine has a cute square one.

The one with the pears went to Frieda and the flowers went to Angela, my best quilting buddies.