A P..P.. Penguin {quilting}

Saturday, 30 March 2013

After asking for help on the MiH facebook page, I have finally managed to finish my first - ever - paper piecing project - Greetings from Antartica! Thanks Lynette! I really wanted to make this cushion cover, and in fact I bought Pretty in Patchwork: Holidays for this very pattern. It made me want to push through despite not understanding fully paper piecing (there seems to be as many tutorials as methods to do paper piecing). I am better, but still not great - practice will be key... 





So I used tracing paper as suggested by this tutorial - that really helped me somehow; Sonja wrote out a tutorial for her pattern - that was helpful too, and finally Lynette sent me the link of her tutorial...

I am not sure whether this is the start of a wonderful relationship or a one-off project. For the time being, I am going to enjoy being in my comfort zone and finish off the cushion!

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15 comments:

  1. So cute! And yes, I would definitely say it gets easier (and more fun) with practice!

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  2. Gorgeous little penguin. And I completely agree with Beth - the more paper piecing you do the more it makes sense!

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  3. Great job Nat - Katy has a great series on her blog (the Littlest Thistle) - Foundation Paper Piecing for the Terrified - I was able to do some PP after looking at a couple of her posts - looks like you are doing fine though.

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  4. Good for you ; ) he's darling.

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  5. Wonderful! Not only does it get easier, it becomes veeeery addictive. You've been warned :o)

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  6. He is adorable! A totally cute pillow he will be. I like to paper piece too, but find that I do it rarely enough that it almost seems new each time I try it haha - an ever learning journey!

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  7. Oh N at, he is just adorable! Well done indeed.

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  8. What a cutie! And what an excellent choice of background fabric.

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  9. Cuuuute! I love him, penguins are awesome and I'm so happy for you for managing to learn a new technique! :)

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  10. What an interesting way to use paper, geometric shapes, and material.

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  11. I love paper piecing because accuracy is not my strongest skill and pp allows me to be accurate. It does get easier as you get more and more used to it.

    Oh and Mr. Penguin is to stinking cute!! And that background fabric just makes it even better!

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  12. so.. I've searched everywhere for this pattern.. any way I can talk you into sharing...

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