Yesterday, I had the honor of taking a class from Cristy Fincher, daughter of Sharon Schamber, and owner of Purple Daisies, and learned paper-less paper piecing. All I can say is, what a great technique!! This has opened up a whole new world of piecing options for me, and I see many new blocks in my future!
This is Cristy's block I made in class yesterday.
And this morning, and I know this is crazy, but we're talking 3:15 am, I was cutting fabric for three more blocks.
Couldn't sleep, and cutting makes little noise, so why not?
Later, I further prepared the pieces, and got the blocks ready for sewing.
Thanks to the very handy micro fine glue tips I purchased from Cristy, the process went smoothly.
After all the sewing, trimming, and pressing was finished, it was time to play with the layouts. Here's the other choices:
It's okay, but the big green square in the middle is boring.
Option 2, which looks weird with just four blocks.
And the final choice,
I think I'll stop with those four blocks and add a border a bit later.
If you can't get to one of Cristy's classes but would like to learn her technique, she has a new Craftsy class that does just that! Pain Free Foundation Piecing with Cristy Fincher.
I found her process easy to learn, and I'm really excited about it's potential! I hope you give it a try--wouldn't you like to piece a top like this?
And by the way, I didn't take a nap, but bedtime is probably 8:30 tonight!
Linking with Freshly Pieced and SewFreshQuilts!