Sunday, January 4, 2009

Paper Piecing

I have always been drawn to Mariner's Compass quilts
whenever we go to quilt shows.

I especially liked this one that we saw
at the Hill City Quilt Show in 2006.

 
One of my goals is to make one someday.

So I am teaching myself how to paper piece.
Let's just say there is a large learing curve here!

I finished two blocks and I must say that I learned a lot on each one.
If I do two hundred more and I might be able to get one right!

 

This is my first one and I was pleased with how it turned out.




I finished this one today.  
Three more large ones and four little ones and I'll have a quilt top.
 
 
 
Of course, I should have been doing laundry since I have to go back to work tomorrow.

I can't believe how quickly Christmas vacation went.

4 comments:

Mardell said...

But, sewing such beautiful blocks is so much more fun than laundry.....I know.

Anonymous said...

WOW!!! I'm impressed. Mom

nicki said...

Those look great!

Anonymous said...

THAT IS DEF. A WORK OF ART!!