As I mentioned on Tuesday, I attended a workshop on the Judi Neimeyer technique of paper piecing.
Her quilts are lovely and those crisp points just call to me!!
Everything was very well organized, including a packet that contained a 12-page instruction booklet and enough papers to create four leaf placemats……
All of the instructions were detailed and specific and were made to help the first-time paper-piecer be successful.
To make things easier, we were instructed to cut a 9-inch strip of fabric and then place the templates on top….
It was then easy to cut on the lines as she indicated. And each page included specific instructions….
Although I understand why she presented the cutting instructions this way, it seemed to me that there was a LOT of fabric wastage….
….and that killed me!!!
The paper piecing technique was nothing new but I did learn to use a dot of glue to hold the pieces in place (see Tuesday’s post).
Then came the paper removal stage….
I absolutely HATE this part…..
In the end, I fudged a bit and didn’t piece the stem to both sides but just folded it over and will applique it in place while I am quilting…..
The leaf is finished….
…..except for the quilting and binding.
And, as I have heard many people exclaim that the binding process was hard, I may just do a “pillow case” finish and make my life a bit simpler.
I am glad that I took this workshop but I have learned that I am not interested in more of these projects.