Wednesday, June 12, 2013

WiP: Paper Piecing!

Remember when I said I was going to be trying paper piecing for the first time? It's been so much fun!

I am making a paper pieced Tardis, which was the first block in the Doctor Who Along over at Trillium designs. Here's what I have done so far:

paper pieced tardis in progress

It's almost starting to look like a Tardis!! :D The instructions say this isn't a beginner block, but I really haven't had much trouble with them. Of course, I haven't started piecing the tiny bits that make up the light on top, so we'll see. I just love it, though! It does create a bit of a mess, though...

paper pieced tardis mess

But even still, I think paper piecing is going to be a recurring thing for me. I love how precise it is! I would never be able to piece such little pieces otherwise. At least, not so well. It is still a little crooked in places, but it is my first try, so I'm not being too hard on myself :) I am planning on making the finished block into a little wall hanging for a friend's birthday. And then maybe I'll make one for myself, too!

I really want to get this finished tonight! We'll see, though. What are you working on?

Linking up to WiP Wednesday with Lee at Freshly Pieced!

WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced

8 comments:

  1. This looks fantastic! And doesn't look crooked at all! Good luck with light :)

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  2. Looks brilliant, it was my first attempt at paper piecing too trying this block, it all went well until I tried to join the two halves down the centre and then it didn't quite match up, I had to unpick it all and take the paper off and pin it to death but it worked in the end! Good luck with yours!

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  3. Those window panes are incredible - you are totally rocking this!

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  4. It looks great! I recently tried paper piecing for the first time too and was surprised to learn it wasn't as hard as I'd imagined. I didn't tackle anything so complicated as this, though!

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  5. Beautiful and exciting!!!! I'm really excited to see you paper piecing, it's something I'm hoping to try here soon because the BRIDGE IS DONE. Keep up the awesome work!

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  6. <<runs and hides ... paper piecing usually ends in a fuller trash bin and a nervous break down that needs a serious chocolate treatment. The telephone booth?/ cell? (dictionary where art thou?) looks really good!

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  7. Doctor Who along? How did I not know about this? Your Tardis is coming along beautifully!

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  8. So cool! I think I just might try some paper piecing now too, and as always I love your perspective that you don't expect everything in the block to be A+ perfect, but it's wonderful just as it is. And oh my gosh Couch the bridge is done?! I hope you can blog again soon!

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