We’re back to my favorite day of the week!
This week, work has been crazy. I’m also really feeling my decision to work 7 days last week. Dumb. Just dumb. Therefore, my sewing this week has been less productive, but I’m still hooked on Paper Piecing and I can’t wait to have a little bit more time to finish a few more of these Lone Star blocks!
I finished the first scrappy block of my Scraps for Me quilt:
Caught me, I still have to sew the four quarters together.
(Still, I’m obsessed.)
You see, after this block, I found a helpful tip. Leave the paper on until ALL of your blocks are sewn together. That would have been helpful to read before this block! If you get into Paper Piecing – follow this one piece of advice. Words of wisdom, friends.
For this block, I followed that direction…
Sewing the sections together with the paper still attached:
It was so much easier to line the seams up!
This will be my second scrappy block made for my Scraps for Me quilt from the leftovers of my first baby quilt. I love the Bella line and I’m glad I’ll still be able to enjoy this fabric even after I ship off the quilt. I debated whether I should mix up the paper piecing blocks for this Scraps for Me quilt, but I decided after talking with a friend that with all the fabrics, that would get too hectic! Plus, I just really love this Lone Star block!
I wanted to get more of this new block done last night, but then I cut off the wrong piece and my bobbin ran out. I took this as a sign to shut it down for the night.
Because really there’s enough work on my design wall to keep me up all night:
Chaotic and crazy: Just like me!
Happy WiP Wednesday, friends! Thanks for stopping by!