Brain Boiling

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.

Foundation paper piecing WIPMy brain had also started to boil & I had a stinking headache, but it was sooooo worth it 🙂

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2 thoughts on “Brain Boiling

  1. I’ve never been brave enough to try foundation paper piecing – like you, my brain starts to overheat when I read the instructions! 🙂 One of these days, maybe I’ll pluck up the courage to try it …

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    1. It was tricky Sally but I’m stubbon, so I will master it 🙂
      Thanks for the comment. I only started my blog this week so I assumed I’d have no visitors for at least several months x

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