Thursday, January 16, 2014

Sew Kitschy Paper Pieced BoM

I said earlier this month that 2014 is the year of Experiment and Paper Piecing has always confused and befuddled me the beautiful designs were never mine. To remedy this I decided to join Sew Kitschy Block of the Month
Kristy @ Quiet Play. You can buy all the patterns at once on Craftsy or go to her blog during the month of each pattern and get it free! Yes, I said free but it is not expensive if you just cannot wait! I think the patterns are so cute! She starts you out easy! It only took me two days and I learns quite a bit. She has a linky party that goes on all month and you can link up any time of the month.

Lessons Learned

1. A 10"square is not big enough for your background on your 10" block.
2. Don't use oval dots on you background fabric because it will be going in every direction all at once. Next month I will try little Polka Dots or a solid.
3. Directional fabric is o.k. to use on the oven mitt or pot holder, (not as a background fabric).
4. Try to remember you sew on the paper front and the fabric is on the back. ( I cannot tell you how many times I pinned the fabric on front, but I did not sew it down).

If you have ever want to try foundation paper piecing this is the perfect time to try! I hope to see some of you there. Believe me mine will be the worst! So no worries there!
Thank you for stopping by and seeing my current experiment!
This is a wonderful way to create and be unique!

Please remember to sign up for the one giveaways!

Wake Up To Kona Blog Hop Giveaway

Stitch on Prints Experiment and Aurifil Giveaway


  1. I saw several BOM's offered and the Sew Kitschey BOM is the one I decided to follow! I will check in with you to see how you progress!

  2. Looks good! Glad you decided to give paper piecing a chance!

    And yes - directional prints are tough for backgrounds but they are great for main pieces!

  3. I love your block and fabrics... the potholder and oven mitt really stand out !



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