Last night I gave paper piecing a try!! This is something I have wanted to try for some time and just never gotten around to it. So when Katie asked for a "Star" themed block for her VIB block I figured it was the perfect opportunity to give it a try :) I searched through my EQ 7 library (I am learning a little more about this program with each passing day) for a "Star" block that I thought I could tackle for a first timer.
So I took a deep breath and hacked into the beautiful Innocent Crush prints of Anna Marie Horner. Can I just say I love these prints!!! I want some of my own :) It took me a little bit to get my head wrapped around this technique. It just seemed so backwards to me and the whole "your fabric size doesn't matter" thing was really weird. Not that it was necessarily hard, just different. Once I got the hang of it though it became more enjoyable.
So with all of that rambling . . . I present my first Paper Pieced Block - The Spinning Star. It isn't perfect, but I have to say I am pretty pleased with the outcome for having it be my first try at this new technique.
Oh, and just in case your wondering, I haven't made a final decision about if I like this technique or not. There were parts I liked, and there were others I didn't. My end decision is that I need to try it a few more times. So Paper Piecing . . . I will be working with you some time in the future :)