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The New Quilt Blogger Blog Hop, which starts today at Plum & June. So many inspired writers and lots and lots of gorgeous quilts to ogle! Can't wait to jump in myself when the next round of the hop gets underway.
I also wanted to share a little of what I'm working on... wrapping up small projects so I can get started on my next big task with a clear plate - err, clear cutting table ; )
The butterfly bee blocks are for Daisy at Ants to Sugar. I tried the Economy Blocks on paper and failed miserably - my machine's tension was a mess - but remade them sans foundation. Then I turned to my trusty Late Night Quilters Club, and went with their interfacing tip so I could tackle the more intricate block below. If you love butterflies or paper piecing, too, here's the link to this great pattern by Juliet at Tartankiwi. What do you think of my first attempt at the technique? Have you made this pattern before? Do you use regular paper, specialty paper or interfacing when you paper piece?
Linking up with Let's Bee Social, Fabric Frenzy Friday and SewJo Saturday.
I always paper piece with regular printer paper and it works out fine.
Love that butterfly block. I think you did a great job. I do have special paper for printing on when doing paper piecing. I like that it tears easier than copy paper and doesn't shrink or warp at all when ironing.
Have you seen the Harmony print by Jessica Gonacha Swift? It's on my current fabric wish list - I'm not a butterfly person, Julia, but it's so gorgeous! I took a pp class a few years ago and really didn't enjoy it, nor did I finish the project, but this was fun. I don't think I'm ready to tackle and entire quilt, but just a block here and there is a great starting point!
I love your butterfly, beautiful! I use regular paper for PP never had an issue with it, just need to use a short stitch and change the needle a little more often.
Butterflies and more butterflies! Each of your blocks look lovely, Sarah. I have only paper pieced one block - a bee. But I just used regular paper. Interfacing sounds like a great idea!
I love this butterfly so much. I always practice PP. I use photocopy paper.
Those are gorgeous blocks! I love the paper pieced one:)
I just use regular paper, love the butterfly design and love the fabric you have pulled for the Supernova swap.
Hi Sarah, I love your blog. I am stopping by a little late from the hop. I posted in week 1, and am making my way through all the blogs. I love your paper pieced butterfly. I am on the board of an adoption agency in Rye Brook, NY, but we do adoptions all over the world. We are only one of four agencies approved by The Hague to do that. If you would like to talk to the President, please contact me by e-mail email@example.com and I will introduce you to Joy. She and her husband adopted three boys - two of them twins. They are grown men know. Joy is a friend from HS and has been doing this for about 30 years. Adoption is so special, and I love being part of the board and supporting our mission. See Forever Families Through Adoption. Good luck with the process. I'm excited for you and your husband.
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