I have a confession to make to you. I have never foundation paper-pieced in my life until last Tuesday. I've heard you either love it or you hate. I LOVE it. I LOVE the precision.
But I didn't love it at first. I could not wrap my head around basically doing everything backwards. I sounded like a frog, rip it, rip it, rip it.
This little house needs a chimney then it will be finished.
Many thanks go out to my building contractors Suzanne, Cindy and Carol who walked me through this process and gave me many tips. I couldn't have made the little 6" houses without their help.
I'm late to the dance because this was a quilt-a-long awhile back. Click HERE for the paper-pieced directions. The site also includes the directions for machine piecing.
One of the girls in class said they enjoyed watching me struggle with this process. Now I will be much more empathetic when I'm introducing something new in a class. This process is going to be an ongoing, fun little project in my Sew'n Wild Oaks class on Tuesdays.
On another note, Heritage patterns and Heritage kits are now available at In Between Stitches. If you are interested in the pattern go HERE, if you are interested in a kit go HERE. The kits are identical to the original......no fabric substitutions at all!
Today I'll continue to work on my Schoolhouse session presentation for Quilt Market. It is coming along slowly. I have to fill a half hour with riveting pictures, and talking points. I don't want to be pointless! Also I have pickups to make at the printers, and then another baseball game. The season is winding down, so we won't be warming the pines three times a week and all day Saturday much longer. We are going to miss it. How will I fill all of those extra hours in my week?