Don't get me wrong, I do know how to do it and I do know that in some instances it is the perfect technique to use....ie: Mariner's Compass, etc.
This week I struggled again, but it was worth it.
This year in Canada we are celebrating our Sesquicentennial....in other words, our 150th Birthday!
Here is the logo to commemorate this birthday...
I still remember the logo from our 100th birthday in 1967. You can see this logo occasionally still.....a business down the street from me has it in one of the large bricks of the building, showing that it was built in 1967...
Of course, a brilliant quilter has taken this year's logo and made it into a quilt block!
I had to give it a go, even thought it is constructed using
When paper-piecing, I seem to give my seam ripper quite a workout...
More than a few choice words were used in the construction of this block!
I used my coveted stash of hand-dyes for the block as I think they really suited it. Batiks would be awesome, too, but I don't have much of that sort of thing.
Just a couple of wee flaws, but I'm pretty happy with it!
I was distracted from the sewing I should be doing since I wanted this block done and sewn into a placemat before Monday night's guild meeting...
Our guild is having an Anniversary Tea in March (details to follow at a later date), and we are having a challenge to make placemats commemorating Canada's 150th, and then we will donate the placemats to our local Meals on Wheels!
So, I'll be donating this placemat, which means only one thing...I'll have to do more paper-piecing to do the block again for myself!....and I will, just later. Don't get me wrong, it's a fantastic pattern and if you give it a try you will love the results, it's just that I find it difficult to wrap my brain around the technique.
You can find the pattern for the block HERE at SeaSew by Dana Szucs Hayden.
I am linking up with Musings of a Menopausal Melon for DrEAMi!