Thursday, June 18, 2009

My Creative Space Thursday

Today, for My Creative space I've decided to post my English paper piecing that Amy taught us at Brown Owls, AND the baby quilt I've been working on (as I've missed several "creative space" days!)

Here's my very first paper pieced shape. I still need to remove the pink tacking thread.



I thoroughly enjoyed paper piecing. It's time consuming but you end up with perfect pieces and you it's a "take anywhere" kind of craft. I bought a great jelly roll at the Craft fair, so I think I'm going to use it to make a whole "grandmas garden" quilt done by hand.

Then there's this quilt top that I've finished.


Amy's quilt was my inspiration for this one as I finally let loose with my quilting (rather than having everything perfectly even). It was meant to be for my soon to be niece or nephew but I think it's just too bright for a newborn bubba. So I'm going to finish it and put it away for a while then give it to them when the baby's 1 or 2 and they can use it as a bright floor mat or something. I love it, but when I saw the colours of the room (pale greenish and cream) I decided to change my mind.
Plus they love Peter Rabbit and I found a whole heap of Beatrix Potter fabric at the fair:)


EDIT: I was taught to paper peice by this lovely girl whose tutorial can be found here

17 comments:

Kirsty said...

I love your paper piecing Bec.

Katy said...

Love the bright quilt - mayeb wait about 4 months and then it would be fine for the bubba, my little nephew loves right colours and contrasts, he just stares at them , he is 4 months old and would love this to roll around on! I think bright is good !

Kylie said...

Wow! This looks great - I've never heard of paper piecing before. It's all so even - how do you do that? Lovely quilt too! K

Christina Lowry said...

I have been paper piecing too. I am loving it. I never thought I would try to do an entire quilt by hand. I love your fabrics!

I'm doing it a bit different to you. I used a tutorial on the net. I don't go through the paper, I just do a running stitch through the seam allowance at the back. It might be quicker than going through the paper?

Ps. Love the engrish. I used to get cute japanese writing paper with beautiful engrish qotes and song lyrics - "You eyees open, mine also" "Yesterdey all mi trebles seams so far awey"! :)

Leslie said...

I love the quilt. It's really lovely. Such perfect fabric choices!

kellie said...

I love the shapes in paper piecing. Even though I can't do it and have no idea what it is. (off to google).
The Potter fabric sounds like a fab find though!

Gina said...

Lovely bright colours. I'm inspired by the paper piecing. I've been meaning to try it for some time now, as I like its portability, but I'm procrastinating...

Sherrin said...

Your piecing is amazing! This is something I'd like to try.... one day.

Liesl (Hoppo Bumpo) said...

Great quilt and amazing paper piecing. It looks so perfect.

Michelle said...

Paper piecing is so much fun! And I love your bright quilt. Beautiful!

caramela said...

Looks lovely, I would love to see what you will do with the Beatrix Potter stuff- I am a great fan of her work(obviously!) Didn't you love that movie?

amity ville boronia said...

Lovely piecing! I'm going to give it a try this weekend :)

Alison said...

That quilt would be lovely for a baby to lay on on their tummy, they would love the bright colours.

Muddlepud said...

Great colors in the quilt, and I like the asymmetrical look.

Michelle said...

Your quilt is gorgeous. I am sure it will be a treasured gift.

woollywotnots said...

Great crafting going on :-) I love your paper piecing.

Clair@Obstinate Pursuit said...

Love your quilts. I've only just started sewing so I'm nowhere near that good, but thanks for the inspiration to keep trying :)