Bee's Hive

Friday, March 13, 2009

TEACHING OLD DOG NEW TRICKS

After my first class on paper piecing, I just about gave up. Not because it was hard to learn but because of the guilt over the waste of fabric. I have avoided any patterns that could not be sewn in the traditional way. Maybe an Old Dog can't learn new tricks.

I really like the Crane Peace Quilt and decided to try out a mini. The cranes can't be done without paper piecing...don't even ask how I know. I love the little birds, but I left the pile of waste on the floor to try and deal with the guilt. I'm afraid I can hear my Dad saying, "Waste not, want not." Considering the nations present condition, I don't know if I can put the waste aside. Maybe I'll try the freezer paper piecing next.

The waste from just 4 little birds

And the cute birds

I also added some rick rack to the red/turquoise mini. I like the rick rack but might change the border.

This is a horrible photo. I don't know why my camera takes reds so bad. These reds have patterns but you can't see it in the photo's. They aren't this harsh in color either. I'll try a different camera next time.

2 comments:

OneCraftataTime said...

I don't know what paper piecing is but that does look like a lot of scraps. I think it will be worth it though from the looks of your quilt. I'm like you I save all my paper scraps just in case I can find a use for it some time on another project.

JessicaSews said...

The Cranes look good!

I was just at the library looking at a book on Peace Cranes!
I'd like to do that pattern one day, for now....I'll watch you make your little quilt!
Have a good weekend!
~ Jes