Sharing my adventures in quilting and my love of applique.
Friday, November 4, 2011
Foundation piecing phobia
A few years ago I made this New York Beauty after taking a class on foundation paper piecing. I enjoyed the class and scurried home and made this quilt in the next few days while I still had the technique fresh in my mind. Unfortunately I completely forgot what I did to make this thing and have had a foundation piecing phobia ever since. This past week I got together with several members of my guild to make a quilt for a charity to auction as a fundraiser. I was horrified/delighted to discover we were foundation piecing a really complicated quilt! Actually it turned out to be a great refresher course and I had lots of fun. So once again I scurried home to practice.
So, while I still know what I am doing, I started on this quilt that I have wanted to make for years. It is a pattern by Chris Jurd that appeared in a 2008 copy of "Down Under Quilts" . I had all the fabric picked, the foundations copied to velum and was ready to go.
And voila, I have made some Pickle Dish arcs. I am so proud of myself and love how it looks. Lots more to do so maybe this time the "how to" will sink in.
And last, but not least, here is a giveaway win from the Ghastlies blog hop. This was a prize from Barb of Bejeweled by Barb. I was so excited to receive the cute little bag and the piece of Ghastlie fabric. None of my LQSs carry this fabric and I can't wait to use it in something fun. Thanks Barb.