Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Oh dear

As I said in my previous post 2012 is going to be the year of using up my scraps as well as trying to master paper piecing. After watching numerous you-tube clips and reading books and magazines I felt that I was ready to tackle this head on today.

Take one

Somehow this does not look like anything that I saw on you-tube or in the books.

Take two

This is definitely nothing like what I saw on you-tube or in the books. I think I had best go and have another look to see why I have something back to front and a side missing. How hard can it be to sew fabric in numerical order I ask you. Obviously very hard for me.


Take three


Looking a little better but certainly room for improvement.


Take four


Now that is looking a whole lot better. By the time I work my way through that pile of scraps I may have worked out what all this paper piecing is about - hopefully.


Hang on - where have all these new scraps come from - I am supposed to be reducing the pile not adding to it.





































10 comments:

barb's creations said...

Hehehehe you'll get there in the end....it just may be a long end is all.At least you're attempting paper peiceing I gave up after one try :) Barb.

Michell said...

It does get better over time. Trust me, I know from esperience..lol

Shirlwin said...

What a grand start to a new year!!?? I have tried it once, must give it another go, but what to make? I have so many WIP at the moment. Later!

Stitchin' time said...

I haven't tried paper piecing yet but yours looks like it's coming along nicely. Lol, your scraps seem to just be decreasing in size.
Cheers,
Robyn

Quiltin' Sandy said...

At least you have had a go, Karen. It looks like you've got the hang of it now. I haven't even tried yet- what a chicken. lol. :)

Linda said...

Practice makes perfect....or a bigger pile of scraps! :)

Margarita said...

Oh dear Karen, but they do look better the further down the page i went, Good Luck with it.

susanm said...

Wow you are getting there. It does get better in time as Michell says and a great start to 2012. Hugs

Barb said...

Funny....

cheryl said...

Karen, it does get easier, must look for some tips that helped me!