Here are the results of my first attempt at paper piecing, the good and the bad!
I'm not sure if I'm instantly in love with paper piecing, I think its something I have to practice but that is a good thing, sometimes you need a reminder that these things require a bit of hard work, its definitely not all plain sailing!
The design below was made by taking a ruler drawing a 6 1/2 " by 6 1/2" square on newsprint paper and then ruling lines to make the heart shape. They are all a wee bit different, but that's the look I'm going for, angular, familiar but a bit all over the place too!
What not to do vs What its should look like
The "pretty" side of both
I loved the Crafty Gemini's tutorials, and how instead of "right" sides together when talking about how to describe which way up to put your fabrics together, she used the term "pretty" sides together!
Much more meaningful to me on a day to day basis! Love it!
And also, as a review of using the newsprint pads I got el cheapo at the stationery store, I have no complaints at all, they did a great job, they are light weight so if you're relying on the paper to stabilise the block then its maybe not good for you, but I thought it was great how it was see through even though (on my first patterns) I'd only used pencil.
I'll be making 12 of these blocks all together, just to start me off. Then I'll work myself up to something a bit trickier!
Have a great week ahead
I'm just off to pick up some dinner and then psych myself up for the working week ahead!