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Wednesday, 20 June 2012

Retreat to home...

I said I would, and I did...

When the Retreat edition of Fat Quarterly came out last week I printed out Kerry's little freezer paper-pieced house straight away.

A bit of life and other stuff got in the way of my eager plans, but I have now built my own little home...


I tried really hard to go with the freezer paper - I even managed the Y-seams, (although one side was a lot easier than the other - is that always the way?).  But I have serious doubts that this method is for me.

I now love, love, love foundation paper-piecing, however I just don't quite gel with this.  I like to use freezer paper to cut my fabric when foundation piecing, and that works really well, but I just couldn't get the accuracy I have grown to love this time.  Nothing to do with the freezer paper dropping off, having been ironed on and removed a dozen time in the fabric auditions, I'm sure!

So in the end it may be a little bit wonky, but I still think it's cute.

33 comments:

  1. This is so lovely! I love Little Red Riding Hood and her pot of tea, and the chickens running in the front garden. I wish I could have done this class (along with Portholes ... but then the Retreat would have to have been 3 days long). Very cute indeed!

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  2. Oh Hadley this is so cool! I had my own run in with frezer paper last week trying to do some reverse applique, I got the arse and now its in the bin.

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  3. it *is* cute! I love the selvedge!

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  4. It doesn't look wonky to me. It looks cute! Love the use of texty fabric but then I always do!

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  5. I love this! The teapot, the selvage, the chickens.....sew darn cute!

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  6. It looks great and I don't think you would be able to do it better with freezer paper...the pieces were seriously tiny for the house. I haven't tried it....I know it would drive me bonkers!!

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  7. Oh I better go and see if I have this...I didn't realise it came out!

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  8. Very sweet! It's not wonky from here! The pink door is my favourite feature.

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  9. It is cute! The chickens are my favorite!

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  10. oh I think it is super cute! And I don't see any wonkiness

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  11. It is gorgeous! I know freezer paper peicing is not for everyone, maybe a technique to save when nothing else will do? That selvedge is killing me!

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  12. Love the house. I'm the opposite of you though. I loved Kerry's class but foundation paper piecing still leaves me rather perplexed and astounded by the amount if fabric I use doing it.

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  13. I love your little house! I don't normally do cute, but this is just fab! Just a wee little robin in that hoop though?

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  14. Good going for seein it through, if you don't like freezer paper piecing just don't bother with it you don't have to do absolutely everything :)

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  15. I think it's super duper cute. Love the chickens in the yard and the little pot of tea. You did a fab job. I think I'm with you, though. Foundation piecing is my friend. Freezer paper and I just didn't see eye to eye. Still, it's good to give new things a try :)

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  16. Uber cute! It must have taken you ages finding all those fussy cuts! Jxo

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  17. Well done you! I have a couple lined up that I have to do for bee blocks, but I'll admit, I'm still a sucker for the foundation PP too...

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  18. That's so cute! Love the fabric choices =D

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  19. Awww love the fussy cut window scenes, you clever lady x

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  20. It is a very cute house. I want to give this approach a try but I expect that it is not really my thing either.

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  21. Super, super cute! I do the same thing as you, use freezer paper for the cutting, at least of the fussy cut pieces, and then foundation paper piecing. Adore how this turned out for you!

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  22. I like her little sweet houses too. Not sure I'm going to tackle it just now. I have an embroidery project bag I would like to re-tackle with a brand new needle to see if some of my vinyl problems were because I was too lazy to flippin' change the needle.

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  23. Hiya. I've not had much time to read blogs, so I've just caught with your activities. Lovely mboidery and blocks, ans a fab little house, did you use selvedge above the door?

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  24. Seriously gorgeous block! & remember the "galloping horse" rule.
    If it can't be seen from a person on a galloping horse, it doesn't matter!
    Cheers
    Lush

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  25. This is cute indeed. Still, I can't figure how you worked on this one. You really did a neat job.

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  26. Love all the detail you put in the windows and the chickens in front. Great! Have you seen Leila's new pattern? It's got a picket fence in it too.

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  27. Your wee house is fantastic Hadley! I've never tried the freezer paper method before, but I LOVE foundation paper piecing :-) The selvedge is awesome :-)

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  28. Fabulous! You know I love wonky so it is right up my street! But it is barely wonky at all!

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  29. I spy some of my text fabric? Noice.

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  30. It's adorable! I love the heart selvedge you used, perfect

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