Only another quilter would understand. I’m in love with my current project. It is coming together so beautifully, and I just want to keep sewing and sewing! Know the feeling?
It’s my Iris wallhanging. Paper pieced irises. What’s not to love?!
That’s part of the centre panel. I’m using all solids - four shades of green, four shades of purple and some gorgeous aqua homespun as the background. The photos don’t do the fabrics justice. They are much more vibrant!
I love that when you’re paper piecing – it looks such a complete mess. Like really – how can this turn into something pretty?!
And yet – it does! Just have to wait to see the bigger picture once you put all those pieces together. I have to say, this is one of the most complicated paper piecing projects I have done but there’s quite a sense of achievement when the pieces go together just so. For the curious – not my pattern this time (I wish I was so clever!) - the pattern is Iris Garden by Eileen B. Sullivan. I bought my copy on Ebay.
It’s my first time using freezer paper for paper piecing. To be honest, I haven’t noticed that great a difference to using regular paper. I don’t bother ironing my starter pieces on so that hadn’t made any difference to me. It was nice to have the pattern already printed and ready to go – though there are no seam allowances added so I have had to make sure I remembered to add that crucial 1/4” overlap. To be safe, I’ve been using wildy oversized chunks of fabric.
So far so good! You’ll have to pop back on Friday to see it all finished! It’s my turn to host TGIFF – hope you’ve got a finish you can link up!
I have a couple of other WiPs – of the bloggy kind! I’m participating in two fun blog hops next month!
First up is Donktober – celebrating all things ridonkulous. What?! You haven’t heard of Donktober? Clearly not donkey mad like Erin of Missy Mac Creations. It’s a month long celebration to party your ass off. Honestly, the name alone lends itself to so many terrible jokes, can’t help myself.
My day is 5th October – will be sharing something fab and donkey like! Here’s a hint!
Then there’s also a fab blog hop coming up all about those gorgeous mini charm packs! You know, all those 2.5” squares. Ever wondered what to make with them? Alyce from Blossom Heart Quilts did hehe! So clever girl set up the Sweet Treats blog hop for loads of ideas!
My day for that one is the 11th October. Can’t wait to share my project! Ooh and there’ll be giveaways for each day of the hop – who can resist that?!
Whew! That’s enough to keep a girl busy! Linking up with WiP Wednesday over at Freshly Pieced. Are you?