Thursday, June 30, 2016

A Couple of Blocks

I started taking a new class on Craftsy a few days ago.   The class I am taking is titled Quick Strip Paper Piecing.  I originally started quilting with a local class on paper piecing.  But, I seemed to have forgotten how to do it - and honestly I thought "this takes too long."
After watching the instructor, Peggy Martin,  on an archived webcast,  I was curious to try it again. So I decided to take the class and see what happens.
The first block in the class is called "PinWheel Polka"   There are four sections that join to create one block.
The cool thing about these is that when there are four or more of them set into a quilt, the secondary pattern repeats the pattern although in different colors.

Of course,  errrrr.....  went outside the box and found a different pattern elsewhere for a Woven Star. This one looked similar to some of the blocks in the class but I wanted to do this one....so I did.
That dark color is a dark purple. This one isn't perfect because I didn't get the four sections joined exactly perfect -- but I like it just fine.

An amazing thing with this class are the nice included patterns and an e-book on paper piecing.  This is   Peggy Martin's  book on Paper Piecing that sells in paperback on Amazon for $29.95 or in Kindle format for $9.99.   This class is certainly worth the price of admission.
I know I am enjoying it.  I do love learning new ways to do things.


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5 comments:

Barbara said...

Beautiful results! Paper piecing is fun, but a mind boggler for me. I always have to think backwards!

Mari said...

Love your stars! These look great!

Sew Luv Tango said...

I love them!! I have issues with paper piecing, lol feel like I waste too much fabric.

A Left-Handed Quilter said...

Love your stars, too! And I also went "outside the box" a bit on mine - but I like her technique - it's one of those "now why didn't I think of that?" -;))

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

Hi Gene
I'm new to block building and taking an on line class with Kathy Shaw. Your blocks are stunning. You have a perfect eye for color scheme. I'm getting the hang of this craft. I'd love to see the next block of the one that leads this post. Love those colors.