The pattern is fun, fresh, and super versatile.
Look how cute it is as a rainbow baby quilt!
As a beginning quilter, I think this quilt will be a great opportunity to learn foundation paper piecing.
I had fun trying different things.
This week is about making a test block.
I just used some scraps left over from my Cameo and Yellow Brick Road quilts. I am hoping to be able to post the finished product on both quilts later this week! I bet you feel like my progress has been super slow...because I know I do...
Anyway - paper piecing is pretty easy! At least this pattern. Faith's directions are super clear. I had NO problems with the paper piecing part at all.
Here's my finished block - along with all the fun fabric and paper trimmings. :)
Ta Da!! What do you think?
I'm glad I made a practice block. Things got a big wonky in the center. I think it's because of all the bulk from the seam allowances meeting up in the center. Faith didn't really provide any pressing directions for the seams, so I just pressed them all to one side. Next time, I think I'll press them open, so that things line up better and lay flatter.
That's easily the most complicated (looking) block I've ever made. For sure the first time working with bias edges and such small pieces. The block is supposed to finish at 8.5 inches. I used a scant 1/4-inch seam for all seams, and my block finished just a hair over 8.5 inches - just enough to trim it down and make everything nice and square.
Pretty good for a newbie, I think.