Friday, April 20, 2012

Paper Piecing

I am starting to get the hang of paper piecing and feeling a bit less negative about it, I think. I started out hating it. I'm still not sure how much of it I will do, aside from things like Mariner's Compass and other very complicated quilts. And I'm pretty sure (but never say never, of course) that I won't do an entire queen-sized quilt in paper piecing again.

Part of this is my own fault. I waited until too close to the date I need it finished to start this quilt. I am afraid that I am going to have to give up on getting it done by the wedding (but I'm still trying). And I made a lot of mistakes to start with and unsewing those tiny stitches was a big pain. But I am less than half done with the block sections - way less - and I still have three days of work next week.

Here are a couple of pictures of what I have done so far:

I find myself having to make a choice between using less fabric or moving faster. I guess for now I have to choose moving faster, but I am saving a lot of scraps from this quilt. Sigh. And I probably need to buy more fabric soon unless I want to make this a very scrappy quilt - which I am leaning toward.