Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Meg's Block for Genevieve

Hi Everybody!

I had a lot of fun putting Genevieve's block together.  As I posted earlier in a comment, the first time I tried English paper piecing, I really did not like it.  Way too fiddly and (the real reason, even though I hate to admit this about myself) -- too hard to make perfect!  The second project was tolerable -- and by the end of it, I grudgingly admitted that I had gained a new skill.  This third time, I loved it, and found it absolutely true that I could sit in front of the TV and zip those hexagons together:)

Finally, I had a lot of fun with the flannel, which I previously hadn't used.  I will say that the colours are much more vibrant than they appear here -- and the solid-looking bits have a small print to them.  Although this block looks a bit 'cool', I remember lots of warm bursts in the original photo, so hopefully it will be a nice balance.

Can't wait to see the other blocks, and good luck to everybody who's trying this out for the first time.  xo Meg


  1. Thanks for your many tips Meg...I am relieved to hear about your first experiences with paper piecing. Nice choice of fabrics and agree that working with flannel is fun.

  2. Wow! Looks great Meg, thanks so much! I can't wait to see it in person :). I'm glad you enjoyed your paper piecing experience this time! ;)