Friday, 31 August 2012

NewFos and a lesson learned

The beginnings of a project for next month  =D
This is the first of a few "NewFO's" for this month!
What's a "NewFO"  you maybe asking?
Well NewFOs are projects we start in a month and at the end of the month it
doesn't {repeat doesn't}  have to be finished! 
That's right no pressure here except to start a new something or other.
It can be anything from embroidery
to a quilt
to a wallhanging
to a hot pad
to a you get the idea!
My second NewFo is going to be a wallhanging for my sewing space.
It's got a little wonky to it so this month I'll quilt it up and stitch on the binding.
A nice splash of colour.

                                                This is my very first attempt at paper piecing
I copied the pattern from Carol Doak's site, there is a number of free
downloads there. This pattern is a Beginners level and for the most part went fairly well.
It may help anyone wanting to try Paper Piecing to have a look at this
It was a huge help since I would have been placing my fabric on the wrong side
of the seam line. I also had to learn, the hard :O( way, to make good and sure to use fabric pieces
large enough to cover the area on your pattern! After I had sewn and ripped and sewn again,
when all the pressing was done, there it was, I had a little spot where the fabric didn't
come all the way over to the outside edge when it was flipped. I couldn't bear to tear the whole block apart so I'm going to embellish this block and proudly hang it on my wall as a
reminder to watch that fabric when pp.
That's this month's line up of NewFos!
If you want to join in and have some fun then give this button a click in my side bar
and go see Barbara, she's got all the deets.
Until next month...
Happy New Project Starts & Don't Sweat the Finish!

6 comments:

  1. Great projects. Your paper piecing looks really nice.

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  2. Oh you have been busy. These are great projects. Thanks for sharing!

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  3. Mentally I understand pp but in practice it just winds me up to no end. I prefer epp any day. Love what you have done though and well done you on doing the pp and knowing what you want to change next time.

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  4. Ha! I've never heard of a NewFo. i love it. I love trying new blocks without any intention of doing anything else with it. So, you see, I have lots of NewFos. Love your pp block. Looks great and I love the fabrics you used. Are you going to do more with this block? Or will it remain a NewFo?

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  5. I've just started paper piecing, too. I'm lucky that I quilt each week with several ladies that are great paper piecers, and they can help me out. Thank goodness I have LOTS of extra fabric for this project.

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