Monday, May 7, 2012

Something New......

For a while now I have been admiring foundation paper piecing projects ... and been watching an online stitchalong.....

I have finally plucked up the courage to cut into some lovely fat quarters I was lucky enough to win last year...
(and a few more pieces that I have added)


This is Block 0 and Kim's Tutorial is HERE 


I am going to try for 2 of each block... at the end I should have 20 blocks which will be a great start to a quilt....
and depending on how far the fabric goes it might even be a bigger quilt

Here is Block 5 which was the second one on the list .............. tutorial found HERE 


The step by step pictoral tutorials really make it easy for a beginner like me to follow

I am WAYYYYYY behind the schedule.... but am really rather excited about this completely different style and set of fabrics ....

(I was not careful enough in this second one... can you see the yellow fabric was a bit short in places so I may need to make an extra one of these!!)

They take me ages... but are SOOOOOO much fun

.... oh... and I have started playing with my collection of selvages...

... some things just make me smile....


I do hope your weekend was excellent... we have had a long weekend here... and I'm still enjoying it....

Righto.... Gotto Go.... more foundation piecing to print out...

32 comments:

  1. Love Love Love your New York Beauty piecing...I keep seeing these around blogland and I am getting sooo tempted!

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  2. Wow you don't start with anything easy do you!! I have only made a few mug rugs using FPP ...and they were difficult enough, I think I need lots of practise to understand it more, I keep putting my fabric in the wrong place!!!!! Hugs

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  3. OMG You are just the cleverest! Well done.
    Your fabrics look great.

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  4. WooHoo Fiona! You run circles around me! :)

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  5. wow looks great.... I no good a foundation piecing I just full to pieces (chuckle)

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  6. Looks great Fiona!!! I wish I could've done some sewing this weekend, but getting my room organised and cleaned, and working on an assignment have had to take priority! ... Keep up the good work! Seriously, you learnt the needle turn appliqué technique so darn quickly I reckon you'll pick this up in no time flat!!! ... Have a great week! Hugs!

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  7. Hi, Fiona those blocks look great and I understand how the material ends up short, I have the same problem! I love your choice of fabrics and will be watching your quilt grow as I gather a stash of fabrics for mine :) Such a clever use of the selvages also. hugs, Sharon

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  8. wow Fiona they look fantastic,well done for having a go,you are so clever,how cute is that chicken she made me smile also.xx

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  9. Hi Fiona , I have just started following you Love your Blog. The New York Beauties are really nice I haven't done any foundation piecing for ages. I'll put it on the to-do list I think. Thanks for the inspiration. Melanie xxx

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  10. Love the fabric you have used and the placement..very effective..the header looks good

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  11. Looks like your a fast learner ... they look great and I like how you've mirrored the floral fabric in the first ones.
    Cute chicken!

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  12. I am with you foundation piecing is such a challenge but the results pay off, I seem to get it all back to front.

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  13. Now these are very nice. A great challenge to take on. Good luck!

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  14. You've done a great job Fiona! They are quite addictive, aren't they! Your fabric choice is perfect!

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  15. Your New York Beauty looks wonderful. Paper piecing is slow, but dont you love the accurate points.
    Cute sekvedge project. I have a collection of them too. Have not used any yet though.

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  16. Your New York Beauty is going to be gorgeous with those yummy fabrics...love the little chicken, so cute...

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  17. Congratulations on taking the plunge , your beauties are lovely and nice to hear you enjoy PP , not my thing but many love it. Cute pincushion too :-)hugs Sheila

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  18. Hello Fiona,

    Glad to hear you had a long weekend. Love the first block especially. Great use of the selvages.

    Happy days.
    Bev.xoxo

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  19. New York Beauty is a fun block to make....last year I finished a quilt that had been on the go for a few years, with that design!

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  20. Oh My Gosh! I love that block and have printed it off. The chicken is the cutest too.

    I am in a sewing slump and have been knitting and watching TV like a slug!! But I am snapped out of it. I love to paperpiece and this block is beautifullllll!!! Thanks Fiona.

    cathy

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  21. Those are beautiful blocks and beautiful piecing. I do not have the patience for that, but I do love them. Wonderful idea for your selvedges, fun pin cushion.

    Debbie

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  22. Your NYB blocks look great..
    Love your litle Chicken too.......

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  23. *squee* Awesome use for your selvage pieces! I love these chicken pinpillows!

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  24. I am gobsmacked at your NYB blocks, holy cow they are AMAZING!!! The fabrics just sing, girl! And that darling little chicken, oh Fiona how sweet is that!!!

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  25. Your blocks are awesome. However, it looks rather difficult to me. I never seem to be able to get the hang of foundation piecing. Love your little chicken made with the selvages. Very clever! Nola

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  26. great job on your new york beauties. your pp looks like you have, been doing it for a while not a beginner...... cute little chickie too
    in stitches

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  27. I think you are so brave doing all those New York Beauties Fiona. Well done

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  28. Bubz, those blocks are just amazing....it is amazing what can be done with a selvedge..

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  29. You're such a clever girl. Those blocks are amazing. What a fantastic quilt this is going to be. Cute selvage chookie, great for all the little bits.

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  30. Your New York Beauties are amazing, they look very difficult! Your colour choices are lovely. Cute little chicken too.

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  31. WOW - I think that sums it up.

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  32. Your blocks are beautiful! And I love your little selvage chicken! It's so cute! :0)

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