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Tuesday, 21 February 2012

Laying the Foundations...

I have ideas above my station.  I really want to do this, and I really wouldn't mind a crack at this, and I mustn't forget about this, but for now, I am doing this...

Foundation Paper Piecing For The Terrified Button

I have dabbled with a Lily's Quilts Big Little George, way more unpicking than should have been allowed, and then Kerry's awesome Winter Woolies, which I managed to piece backwards; so it's back to basics for me before I get to play with the big girls!

Last night I managed my first Courthouse Steps thanks to lovely Katy and her Foundation Paper Piecing for the Terrified!  An awesome tutorial, and despite me skin-flinting on my scraps, I got it all to work first time, woo hoo...


Look how tidy the back is too...


I know I should have cut the threads, but I was too excited!

So I am on my way to paper-piecing magnificence!  If you are wanting to try paper piecing, or need to get the basics under your belt, why not join in too, Katy is a fab teacher!? 

And whilst I have your attention, and if I may be so bold, may I ask for your vote?

I joined my Valentine keyring up with a linky party over at Melissa's Sew Bitter Sweet Designs last week, and in my 'altered mental state' at the time, didn't realise it was for prizes!  So now voting is open for the next couple of days, I would love it, if you honestly prefer my non-pink Valentine gift, and felt you could vote for me; thank you.  No pressure, but it seems daft not to ask!

29 comments:

  1. I want to do Katy`s PPFTT but have been unpicking...if the creative gods smile on me, I may get to have a play. Of course you get my vote - oh and the keyring does too!

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  2. which ones yours... cant see your name. xxx

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  3. Thanks for the link up to the foundation piecing, I'v always wanted to give it a go but I have always been well...you could say ...terrified. Hee Hee. Of course I'll vote for you Hadley.

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  4. Voted.. Good luck!
    Great FPP on the court house :-)

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  5. FPP can be confusing! I did a FPP DWR block, and thought ''oh, this is cake!'' - so went right into this: http://www.etsy.com/listing/75434061/matriochka-paper-pieced-quilt-block - I think I had to pick out a wrong-placed piece about 4 times. I finally got it, then it went smoothly from there! It makes me cringe at the fabric it wastes though, eeek!

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  6. Love the courthouse!! I got above my station today and now have the right ask with foundation piecing, best pop over and have a look at Katy's tute!!

    Voted x

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  7. Aww, thanks for the shout out, your steps look totally fab, well done!

    Voted :o)

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  8. Look at you showing off your skilz. The PP queen! It's lovely, Hadley.
    Just went over and voted. Good luck! xx

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  9. Even though I feel the need to barf again, I have voted, cos I'm loyal like that! LOL! Well done on the PP, you'll be an addict in no time *twitch*! Jxo

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  10. Yes, I have voted. I used my best judgement and found the one I liked best, Happened to not be pink.. Wonder whose it was?

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  11. I think you are better at PP than you give yourself credit for! I'm wanting to join in at least one of those groups if I can get my stuff together. I need to check out Katy's lesson!

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  12. I want to have a go at a New York Beauty block, in fact last night I downloaded a free foundation block for when I'm ready.

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  13. FPP for the terrified, that's hilarious. Glad you've mastered it and ready to move on! Happily voted for your hearty key fob. When you win the $75, just remember who your loyal subjects are, will you?

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  14. Looks like you're paper-piecing with the big girls! Your courthouse steps looks perfect! I'm going to have to try that one. I voted for you, too!

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  15. good job Hadley! I'm about to embark on some paper piecing too, so I might just do this as a practice. I got terribly confused the last time I tried it!

    Voted :)

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  16. Looks great, I know I'm going to be astounded at what you'll be able to create now!!
    and I voted :)

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  17. Love the courthouse block - I dream about New York Beauties too!

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  18. Of course, I went over there and voted for your key ring. Then I stumbled across a friends entry - I voted twice for both of you.

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  19. Voted. Felt that you are definately up against it with a pretty little girl staring appealingly from the page! Good luck anyway xx

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  20. I voted. Even though you teased me with that New York Beauty group! If I can finish my octagons by march 2nd (yeah right) I will allow myself to join in! X

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  21. Love the Foundation piecing for the terrified, Katy did a great tut, now off to vote!

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  22. Just voted, looks like you are doing well.

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  23. How could I not vote for you?! Hope you win! Well done with the foundation piecing - it's very addictive...you have been warned!!

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  24. dont you just love how neat the back is !!

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  25. I am one of the petrified too! I am not doing the QAL just yet because I want to finish the one I am already doing before joining another. Your block looks stunning. My favorite part of paper piecing so far is how great the backs look! Is it totally weird that sometimes I feel the urge to sew the fabrics upside down so I can display their loveliness and the cools seams at the same time? Maybe I need to make a wall hanging like that!

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