Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Techniques--Trying new things


So-I guess this is the perfect topic for me to join in on, because before last Saturday's meeting I had never paper pieced and had limited experience with curved piecing, and wow, I killed two birds with one stone. So each project is always a learning process and if I ever attempt paper piecing again, I'll know not to do some things--like cut a big old hole square that has the big blue triangle-- thinking I was cutting away an extra seam allowance. Ooops. Thanks to Andrea and Victoria, it seemed pretty easy.

So, with all this built up confidence, maybe I'll try needle turn or needle down or needle something applique. I've never done it in the past because, I don't know, I guess I associate it with a type of traditional quilting that I don't respond to, so maybe it's my own little form of rebellion. But I'm starting to see from all the amazing work in the group that it is a valuable skill to have. Please, give me fusible web and an iron any day, but it is probably time to give in and just do it.

7 comments:

  1. try all techniques! it opens your creative world 100%! I love needle turn. In fact. wait til next meeting... I've been thinking again,(dangerous I know) and Have an idea of a fun project...

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  2. By the way! YOU ROCKED out the curved geese and the piecing! way to go! see, you can do it all my friend! nice job!

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  3. Hmmmmmm...sounds like an invitation for an applique block challenge! *wink* Bring it on!!!

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  4. Great post, and beautiful block! With your comment that you don't respond to traditional quilting (neither do I so much!) and rebellion, you should check out Malka Dubrawsky if you don't already "know" her. I think you might be intrigued.

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  5. David, I'm wondering if this is a 12"x12" ... would make a great swap quilt! You do AMAZING WORK & I'm so glad you are in the guild!

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  6. Wooo fly ...fly fly....they look wonderful. I tell ya D...you are really making me consider using white fabric...I actually bought some. shudder the thought...and i think i will do something similar with my blocks that i just did after our meeting - paper pieced...smiles Keep it going...and needle turn yipppe...oops did i really say that...i got so excited...

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  7. P.S. I just remembered....I only see prints in your block......

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