I made my first attempt at Foundation Paper Piecing this week at my local quilting group. It’s a technique that I have been wanting to try for absolutely ages. I’ve seen so many amazing patterns, but as soon as I read the instructions on how to do Foundation Paper Piecing then my brain would start to overheat.
Well, to be honest I thought that someone showing me how to do it would help, and it did. I had the “oh, now I get it moment” as I was being shown, but by the time I had pinned the first piece of fabric & chosen the next piece I’d forgotten what I was supposed to do.
It didn’t take too long before I’d worked out what I was actually supposed to do. I think that sometimes when you are learning a new technique it is better to hand piece as your brain starts to absorb the new information while you are sewing.
So in just over an hour I’d learnt a new technique & hand pieced half a block. This should set me in good stead as I really want to do a flying geese block as part of my modern version of a sampler quilt.