Adventures in paper piecing – part 2

9 Feb

I was not so quick off the mark with getting this months ‘And Sew On’ block done.  I’d read Kristy’s tutorial about putting this block together and had a vague idea of what I was doing after making the Greetings from Antarctica cushion last month.

The block is called You Little Ripper!  A tool that is an essential in my sewing kit.  I took Kristy’s advice on board about using pieces of fabric that was larger than I thought I might need.  I’m pleased to say that all my pieces were large enough, but I had one issue where the fabric was wrong side up though!

You Little Ripper!

I am delighted with the end result, the seam ripper does not match up perfectly but it came out far better than I had hoped.  At one point when I had just the two halves to sew together I thought there was no way they would be anywhere near matching up.  I sewed them together and unpicked twice, each time nearer perfection. On the third attempt I decided that it was as close as I was going to get it and I think it’s not bad!

It was a good lesson in accuracy and I’m guessing that as the months go by they will get even trickier, in fact I just took a peek at the other blocks we are due to tackle and thought maybe I should quit while I’m sort of ahead.

Anyway here are January and February blocks together.

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February’s pattern is still available to download free from Craftsy and you can now purchase Measure Twice there too.

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5 thoughts on “Adventures in paper piecing – part 2

  1. It looks great, and glad it worked okay for you! I may or may not have ripped one paper pieced bit 3 times today when I got the fabric all muddled up o.O

  2. Oh it looks great!! Love the fabric choices. And dont’ worry – future blocks look complicated, but taken one step at a time, not so bad 😉

    If you look at my version for February – my seam ripper didn’t line up perfectly either 😉 I’m very much a believer in near enough is good enough sometimes! hehehe

    • I agree with Kristy!
      That’s what makes our work ‘charming’ and unique … and you can tell that it was handmade and not done by a machine!

      Susie

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